Filters

For about a month I have been AFK, as my gaming son would say, away from the keyboard.  With good reason:  I had hip surgery nearly four weeks ago and am only now beginning to turn my energies toward things other than physical recuperation. Naturally, this means I have watched a lot of TV, sitting…

Playing in a Minefield

This is a response to the WordPress.com prompt “Detonate”. Heroes Today, Memorial Day, we remember the ones who perished.  The ones who put themselves in peril for our sake.  The ones who paid for our liberty with their lives. My husband’s grandfather was one such man.  He flew at the Battle of Midway, and perished…

Challenging Objectives and Perspectives

This was an interesting week in politics for the parent of a special needs child. One of my children has an autism diagnosis, and like many homeschoolers, I struggle to figure out what is appropriate for my child in the homeschool context.  Pushing too hard can lead to tantrums or shutdown.  Being too lenient leaves…

Who Only England Know

“And what should they know of England, who only England know?” –Rudyard Kipling  (“The English Flag“)   If you are like me, you are a PBS Masterpiece junkie.  Anything dramatized by BBC and taking place at least twenty years ago, with gorgeous costumery, will strike your fancy.  So you must be as thrilled as I…