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Some Things Are Out of Our Control

Humans in power can make decisions that affect a lot of ordinary people. But there are some areas — the seasons of the year, the hope in people’s souls — that they cannot affect. Continue reading

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The History of Real People Isn’t Boring

When I was a schoolgirl, history bored me. But then again, my only exposure to it was through textbooks, which have a knack for distilling entire civilizations into lists of emperors, kings, conquerors, presidents, financial magnates and military generals, whose … Continue reading

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“Celebrating” the Anniversary of the Vietnam War

Anniversaries are supposed to be celebratory things, generally of weddings, when a couple starts a whole new life together. How odd that we use the same word, “anniversary,” to acknowledge — surely not celebrate? — the unwanted introduction of the Vietnam … Continue reading

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The Problem with U.S. History

In 20 years of homeschooling, we never did find the ultimate resource for teaching U.S. History. We knew we didn’t want textbooks similar to what we had endured in our own public school childhoods: the end result of carrying around … Continue reading

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