Ideas

  • Book Review: Outliers

    By on July 12, 2009

    I liked this book by Malcolm Gladwell and give it five stars. He debunks the theory that success is...

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    Polly Castor
  • We Saw “Wicked” on Broadway

    By on July 8, 2009

    It was a pleasure to see “Wicked” on Broadway in New York City. My sister was visiting from North...

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    Polly Castor
  • Memorial Day Musings

    By on May 25, 2009

    Last year a church here participated in the Field of Flags project displaying 4,576 flags that represented those fallen...

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    Polly Castor
  • Why Socialism Doesn’t Work

    By on April 30, 2009

    I don’t often merely pass on email I get, but this came from my friend Linda and I found...

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    Polly Castor
  • Photos of St John’s College, Annapolis

    By on April 25, 2009

    St. John’s College is the school my oldest daughter is interested in attending, that I mentioned in a previous...

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    Polly Castor
  • Two Book Reviews

    By on April 7, 2009

    The above two books are the best (non-spiritual) non-fiction I have read since the Omnivore’s Dilemma a few years...

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    Polly Castor
  • Robotics Today at MIT

    By on April 4, 2009

    I’ve kicked myself all day that I didn’t take my camera.  I could have had such great photos to...

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    Polly Castor
  • Overfishing

    By on March 28, 2009

    My non-fiction reading in recent months has been consumed with reading about overfishing. I’ve been a vegetarian for...

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    Polly Castor
  • Centering

    By on March 25, 2009

    I have mostly been hand-building in pottery lately (see picture above of my pumpkin leaf), and it has been...

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    Polly Castor
  • When Not to Call 911

    By on March 19, 2009

    I am my church’s representative to our local clergy association.  We had our meeting yesterday and I wanted to...

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    Polly Castor
  • Abandoning Self-Interest

    By on March 13, 2009

    This sounds like heresy and sacrilege in our society.  But it is a foundational Christian concept that if correctly...

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    Polly Castor
  • Discouraged About Not Getting Enough Creative Time?

    By on March 11, 2009

    I have a homeschooling friend that is frustrated.  She said recently , “I don’t have enough creative time for...

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    Polly Castor