I’m alive. I think. Anyway, it feels like it. The pulled back muscle is starting to ease up. Which makes sitting at the desk easier, but I’ve been inundated with stuff to do…
Did I mention we are homeschooling the Little Man for his sophmore year? Yes. That’s… an adventure. He’s enthusiastic about it, except when he isn’t. Today we had to argue over essays, and I’m trying to make the point that learning how to write fluently and how to cite sources will save him a lot of pain later in his career. He wants to believe that all essays are fluff and filler and since it was so easy for him to throw one together on Churchill (his hero at the moment).
I don’t know what to tell him, to be honest. I enjoy essays. I rarely get the chance to write proper lengthy well-researched ones the way I like them. These days I’m much more likely to sit down at the keyboard when I really ought to be doing something else and pound out something weird and rambling and not at all to any point.
Besides which, the First Reader is summoning me to bed.
Can anyone recommend really well-written essays that might appeal to a kid who is running a Minecraft server, teaching himself Korean, contemplating emigration to Australia, and obsessed with WWII?