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Scholé Sisters is back in business!! That’s right! TODAY Mystie and I kick off Season 5 with the one and only Cindy Rollins. By the way, there are some important announcements at the end, so make sure you don’t skip the outro.

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Okay, so a couple weeks ago, I said I hoped to have a special announcement today. Due to unforseen circumstances, I hope to make this announcement next Friday. To the two of you who remembered and were looking forward to it, I apologize. 😉


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I got a new book!! This is always exciting, amiright? In the comments somewhere (Facebook, maybe?) to my high school writing post, someone mentioned they were reading Zinsser’s other book, Writing to Learn. With a title like that, there was only one thing to do: bump it to the top of my wishlist, stare longingly at it for a while, scrap the wishlist plan, and purchase it immediately.

So far, I’ve only read the preface, but it is so so good! I’ll be sharing some quotes as I read it. Slowly.


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So we’re switching dojos. Most of you could care less, but I know a few of you are avid martial arts families, so I’ll explain. I’ve posted the occasional shotokan karate photo on Instagram; here is your notice that I’ll be mentioning a different kind of karate in the future.

Why did we change? While I am thankful to the dojo that introduced us to karate and developed in my children a new interest, we expected martial arts to emphasize discipline, self-control, and perfect execution. We believe that our new dojo will have higher standards and ask more of the children in regard to performance and execution. We made this decision as a family and the children look forward to taking their skills to the next level.

It’s best summed up by one of my daughters who said, “I want to know that when I have a black belt, I earned it.”


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This month in 2016:

Yes, this is a curriculum philosophy of sorts. There will always be a crowd a homeschoolers chasing the newest shiny thing, but that doesn’t mean you have get involved in that rat race.


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This week’s links collection:

  • Living Classical Education from Grammarlings
    • Oh my, if you only read one article, read this one. ♥
  • The Melded Minds of Best Friends from Discover Magazine
    • Pretty cool: “Researchers at Dartmouth College analyzed brain scans of close friends and found that their brains tend to respond to the world in similar ways. As a next step, researchers want to see if it’s possible to predict who will become friends with whom based solely on brain activity.”
  • Presidential Executive Order on Protecting America Through Lawful Detention of Terrorists from The White House
  • Researchers say this 5-minute technique could help you fall asleep more quickly from The British Psychology Society Research Digest
    • This might be helpful for some of you? I like to take one dose of Coffea Cruda 30c shortly before bed if my mind is racing (it works so well that it feels like magic to me), but I suppose this might work, too. Coffea isn’t expensive, but this technique is free.
  • A Memo from The United States Senate Judiciary Committee
    • “The Department of Justice has a responsibility to determine whether Mr. Steele provided false information to the FBI and whether the FBI’s representations to the court were in error. … Accordingly, we are referring Christopher Steele to the Department of Justice for investigation of potential violation(s) of 18 U.S.C. § 1001.”
    • Here’s 18 U.S. Code § 1001, if you need it.



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