This article from scotsman.com is the most encouraging thing I have ever read about the necessity for giving your kids chores and making sure that they do them.
Chrenkoff has some great stuff on the tsunami, in terms of disastrous quotes, info, aid, etc. January 10 and backwards.
Note: This isn’t a fun fact, nor is it US. Not quizzes and info. Not really life, which I am thinking about collapsing. I wonder which category it should be in.
I’ve discussed blogging before and really, I use this as a commonplace book. It’s an old American tradition of recording what and when or where something was said that caught your attention and you might want to remember someday.
Then you won’t be leading a discussion and have to say “that scientist guy in his 80s who decided there has to be an intelligent design behind the world” because you don’t remember where you read the dang thing.
If you’re interested in what I’m interested in, it’ll be fun for you. Otherwise, it’s a bit of a waste.
Junk Yard Blog has an amazingly detailed blog entry (as an English teacher I might call it an essay, but I know that would detract from its attractiveness to the average reader), about the media’s attacks on homeschoolers. His response is clearly pro-homeschooling, although he is not a homeschooler. I appreciate the support. Go and read Legacy Media Takes on the Homeschoolers.
Mudville Gazette’s Torture Test is a must take if you haven’t already seen it. It’s questions about Abu Ghraib and tells if you know the truth about it or if you’ve just listened to the media hype (lie) about it. He has links, which is a lot like old style footnotes– though he had to mention that for me to realize it, but he does link to all his facts for fact-checking.