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  • A Day of St. John’s Classes (Parent’s Weekend)

    By on November 12, 2010

    Attending parent’s weekend, we spent the day tagging along with our oldest daughter to all her classes. She’s a...

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    Polly Castor
  • Objectivity vs. Subjectivity

    By on October 22, 2010

    The Webster definition of “subjective” is personal, emotional, instinctive and intuitive. Its antonym is “objective” which means actual, real,...

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    Polly Castor
  • Little Dilemmas and Moral Relativism

    By on August 4, 2010

    Here are two small, current dilemmas here: 1.)  My daughter’s worn out shoes. I gave a familiar ultimatum to...

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    Polly Castor
  • Mendenhall Glacier’s Exponential Retreat

    By on July 9, 2010

    My son visited the Mendenhall Glacier last year in Alaska, and he experienced it as shown above and in...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: The Language God Talks

    By on June 23, 2010

    I’ve been a fan of Herman Wouk for a long time. Twenty-five years ago his sweeping WWII sagas Winds...

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    Polly Castor
  • Art Quotes

    By on June 4, 2010

    “What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit.” -John Updike You can’t use up...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Blogger’s Convention

    By on May 29, 2010

    Yesterday I spent all day with my friend Christine (blogger of The Thinking Mother blog: click here for her...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: The War of Art

    By on May 26, 2010

    Wow! It’s been a long time since a book has impacted me so much. This is should be mandatory...

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    Polly Castor
  • Happiness Quotes

    By on May 19, 2010

    “To live happily is an inward power of the soul.” – Marcus Aurelius “Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient.” –...

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    Polly Castor
  • Today’s Homeschool Science Fair

    By on April 26, 2010

    Today’s Homeschool Science Fair was a resounding success. Above, and the top eight photos below are of my daughter’s...

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    Polly Castor
  • Water Crisis Facts

    By on April 25, 2010

    My thirteen year old daughter is doing her science fair project on the water crisis. Below she shares some...

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    Polly Castor
  • MassHOPE Homeschooling Conference

    By on April 24, 2010

    So I’ve just returned home after two days at the MassHOPE homeschooling conference. Above is what I bought –...

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    Polly Castor