welcome homeschool

Welcome Home: The Year America Spoke the Same Scholastic Language

Welcome Home: The Year America Spoke the Same Scholastic Language Welcome home… homeschooled that is.  Yes, I have braced myself for the onslaught of folks reminding me of the terror of COVID-19.  I am not here to negate the losses.  We have lost too.  Family members lost jobs, friends were very sick, acquaintances passed.  I know, none of us can champion that.  And I am an Oil Industry brat, so while many have rejoiced at the pump, I stood in …

as a boy thinketh

As a Boy Thinketh: Homeschooling, Again

As a Boy Thinketh: Homeschooling, Again I withdrew our two young sons, Sam and Charlie from public school on Thursday to homeschool, again.   And I have no horror story to report.  To all the teachers and administrators, I know your work is impossible.  This is not about any one shortcoming or failure, this is about an opportunity.  Some of you know me, but if you don’t we have six children. The oldest is 24, the youngest is six.  And we …

dear spelling list

Dear Spelling List: the Myth, the Legend, the Beast

Dear Spelling List: the Myth, the Legend, the Beast There you are.  Truly, you never change, you with your pious phonetical rubbish, except when you throw out some random silent P. What is that? I imagine if you were to answer me, you would give some easy response.  But I know you so well.  I have known you since 1976. Spelling List, you have the ego of a prizefighter. Your one, two punch? Another silent letter.  And you knock out …

get back in church... I needed Jesus, not church.

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying – Get Back In Church…

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying – Get Back In Church… Today, I had this on my list.  But I just couldn’t. I feel as though I have been nothing but honest with you… so I admit, I am struggling with church. As my manuscript closed and I sent it off to Harvest House I knew I would soon be exposed. I am an  excommunicated Mormon, a displaced Catholic, awkwardly worshipping at an instrumental Church of Christ (that means toe-taping.) In …

The Meet the Teacher Fallacy 2

The Meet the Teacher Fallacy

It is that time of year, time to meet the teacher. I am not pro-homeschool, public, private, co-op, military (best money we ever spent), charter, un or free range. The way I see it, you do what ya gotta do. And I have tried them all. This year our daughter will graduate from college. She was Classically homeschooled from the 2nd grade through high school. Her junior year in high school, on a field trip in Oxford England, she was …