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Monthly Archive March, 2005

something home schooling parents miss out on

March 31, 2005

So when people talk about the relative advantages of home schooling vs farming their kid out to The System, I bet they never talk about the frightening illnesses their kids will never bring home. This is by way of mentioning that I have been waiting out an attack of Scarlet Fever this week. You thought […]

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adagio tea impressions

So this tea arrived today: some days ago, I made a link to their site in exchange for a sample. Pretty impressive stuff. With the 4 oz package, you get this little tin and some teabags (in case you want to roll your own), all extremely well packaged. Hey, I was expecting a cardboard box […]

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on diversity and freedom of the press

Chris at Crooked Timber takes the GlobalRichList test (202) and realizes the real need for diversity in the world of weblogs isn’t white or black, male or female: Crooked Timber >> On being super-rich (7): [O]ur place in the local distribution makes us radically misperceive our position in relation to the vast majority of humanity […]

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an embarrassment of reading

The library has showered me with granted book requests this week. My reading table groans under the strain of “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed” (Jared Diamond) “The Scar” (CHINA MIEVILLE) “The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It’s Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life” (Richard Florida) Obviously, Collapse needs to […]

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