Education, writing

Lost:: Love of Learning

So, I’ve been reading Dorothy Sayer’s Lost Tools of Learning, which I highly recommend. The pursuit of learning is unquestionably the most important part of success in life. If one cannot learn, and grow, one cannot possibly achieve great things. Whether those greatnesses are to be the best mother possible, or the best mechanic, or… Read More Lost:: Love of Learning

Education, Homeschool, science

Hydrostatic Skeletons: Or, why don’t we have ten foot tall slugs?

In a recent post I mentioned my childhood battle with slugs, and John in Philly commented, infecting me with the delightful mental image of a small girl holding a ten-foot tall slug at bay with her salt sprayer. So why don’t we have ten-foot slugs? Elephants can get that big. Whales get even bigger, although… Read More Hydrostatic Skeletons: Or, why don’t we have ten foot tall slugs?