Posts tagged with ‘Essay’

  • No Formulas for Homeschooling High School

    By on March 6, 2014

    High school is a time to tailor offerings even more diligently to the specific needs of our unique pupils...

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    Polly Castor
  • Life with my Teen (& Book Review)

    By on February 10, 2014

    Our youngest daughter is deep in her 11th grade year, when a lot of kids feel an enormous amount...

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    Polly Castor
  • A Bit Exciting but Thankfully Uneventful

    By on January 2, 2014

    Well, our son was supposed to return from Winter Camp at Crystal Lake tomorrow, but because of this snow...

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    Polly Castor
  • My Bear Stories

    By on September 13, 2013

    I was six on a trip out west with my family. As the youngest, I was standing on the...

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    Polly Castor
  • Mark Twain’s Rules on Writing

    By on September 12, 2013

    Here are Mark Twain's Rules of Writing (from Mark Twain's scathing essay on the Literary Offenses of James Fenimore...

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    Polly Castor
  • Memoir Class: First Day

    By on September 10, 2013

    I am at Creative Arts Camp on the shores of Long Lake in Maine yet again – for my...

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    Polly Castor
  • Reminiscences of my Mother

    By on August 19, 2013

    My mom’s mother was strong and smart, a beautiful lady with thick hair and lavender eyes. She didn’t get...

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    Polly Castor
  • My Good Friday Sermon 2013

    By on March 29, 2013

    Every year for the past 13 years I have given a sermon at our clergy association’s three hour community...

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    Polly Castor
  • The Sheep Only Hear the Shepherd’s Voice

    By on February 6, 2013

    Jesus said, “the sheep follow him for they know his voice.” (John, chapter 10) I heard a story about...

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    Polly Castor
  • Our Daughter Finished Her Senior Essay!

    By on February 3, 2013

    Our daughter is rightfully euphoric to have completed her senior essay and turned it in last night. This 42...

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    Polly Castor
  • “You Live a Charmed Life”

    By on January 6, 2013

    A blog reader actually said that to me yesterday. To quote my Dad’s mother, “Ha!” It is only because...

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    Polly Castor
  • Automatic and Semi-Automatic Weapons

    By on December 15, 2012

    Overall this is a blog about hope. I would feel remiss not addressing this challenging issue here. These are...

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    Polly Castor