Monthly Archives: July 2013

Manipulating Children

When our children were younger, they were phenomenally popular with various women in the church — important women, you know, deaconesses, and wives of commanders and the management branch, a section of the priestly Pentagon none of us in my … Continue reading

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Eat Cheap and Seasonally with Zucchini Pasta Toss

Now that I’ve drawn you in with the term zucchini, allow me to admit that this recipe will NOT get rid of all your excess garden zucchini — just one of the things — so don’t give up on pestering … Continue reading

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Frustration is Crucial

From Start Your Week with Steve, the free weekly e-mail newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art. Steve Says: “Whether I am teaching a workshop or working with a student in the studio, I see a lot of frustration — and this … Continue reading

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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? All of Us

This morning I barely finished my tea when I was digitally assaulted by the latest, “You, Too, Can Be a Millionaire (Provided That You’re Not Too Stupid)” books. I know that ads are customized these days — pop ups tease … Continue reading

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Affordable Homeschooling

Maybe you homeschool all year round. We didn’t. But even if you do, there’s something about the July/August window that gets people thinking about homeschool curriculum, and ordering the next year’s supply for each child. It doesn’t take long with … Continue reading

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The Proverbs 32 Male

If you’re female and Christian, you are no doubt familiar with Proverbs 31 – the Perfect Woman Passage — probably because you have had it gently slapped across your face. Proverbs 31 neatly complements Ephesians 5:21-24 – the Wives Submit Yourself passage that is … Continue reading

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Get ‘Em Drunk and They’ll Buy Anything

I’m not going to ask you if you’ve heard the sentence in the title, but I’d be curious to know how many times you’ve heard it. I’ve lost count. It’s one of those jokes along the lines of what dentists grit their teeth at, … Continue reading

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Can Anybody Be an Artist?

From Start Your Week with Steve, the weekly newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art. Steve Says: “It amazes me how many people want to draw or paint. Age makes no difference; I talk with people as young as 8 and up … Continue reading

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Real Life Writing

One of my son’s favorite — and unanswerable — questions through the years had to do with Algebra and higher math. “When will I ever use this?” he asked. “And if I never use it, why do I have to … Continue reading

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Writing: The More You Practice, the Better You Get

This is the second in a three-part article series on teaching your children to write, and write well. The first part of this series (Home-schooling? Yes, you can teach your child to write) addressed many home-schooling instructors’ reluctance to teach … Continue reading

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