Monthly Archives: September 2013

Are You Poor?

“Poor” is such a wretched word, and most of us tend to get offended when it’s applied to us — that’s why we like the term, “middle class,” because even “lower middle class” is better than poor. But who, or … Continue reading

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Learning Problems: Does My Child Have One?

Of course I have to begin this article with a disclaimer: I am neither a doctor nor a professional educated in the issue of learning problems, so I am not out to diagnose you, your child, or your situation. I’m … Continue reading

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Oppression and Impoverishment, American Style

Say, have you heard from the Midianites lately? Also known as Ishmaelites, they were an ancient Biblical people who regularly oppressed the Hebrews. One of the more memorable stories about them involved Gideon, the guy who kept flipping the sheep … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Christmas

From Start Your Week with Steve, the free weekly e-mail newsletter from Steve Henderson Fine Art: Steve Says: Every year, when Christmas rolls around, people sigh and say, “This is such a wonderful time of year. If only we could keep this … Continue reading

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Too Impatient to Homeschool

In twenty years of homeschooling, the most frequent comment I have heard about the activity, from people who don’t do it, is: “I could never homeschool! I’m simply not patient enough!” This one ties, actually, with the most frequent question, “How will … Continue reading

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Worrying about the Future

He’s 19, chronically cryptic, and probably fine. The last e-mail we received — three weeks ago — mentioned that on weekends, he camps out in the wilds of Alaska in a $35 pup tent. “Yeah, I’ve seen a few bears,” … Continue reading

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Recipe: Mexi-Thai Fusion Delusion

Cross-cultural food marriages add spice — literally — to life, and this fusion of Mexican food with Thai stir fry is a fun and exciting taste sensation. Anytime you get away from the old pot roast/mashed potatoes/sad boiled vegetables fare … Continue reading

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Your Learning Curve

From Start Your Week with Steve, the weekly e-mail newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art. Steve Says: Carolyn wrote an article for Fine Art Views called Your Learning Curve, which addresses, well, our learning curve, and how sometimes we don’t embark upon a … Continue reading

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Food Stamps and Finances

I ran into a blog post this week that asked, Is using food stamps a sin? You’ve got to admit, the headline was catchy. The writer described her pastor’s stance on the issue (“Yes, it’s a sin”) and to her credit, she … Continue reading

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Homeschooling: What Does a Normal Day Look Like?

When you homeschool, it’s easy to get obsessed with the word “normal.” By its very nature, homeschooling is countercultural, so from the first day you start classes, you’re not normal, culturally speaking. Because you have no paradigm or standard from … Continue reading

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