Monsters and Demons

I read a wonderful post, Ancient Maps are Mirrors for the Ancient Psyche, by Amelia Soth on the JSTOR Daily blog.  It was about maps from the Middle Ages and how they reflect the beliefs and superstitions of the people that made and used them at the time.   Many things that we now take for…

Mayday (to the tune of Baa Baa Black Sheep) (poem)

Ha ha, Florida, What’s that in your pool? Tree limbs, tree limbs, Thirty bags full.   Ten from the windstorm, Ten from the rain, Ten from the flooding— Look how high it came!   Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, too, Blown and washed away, Nothing left for you.   Life without water Or electric lights, Generators…

A Chorus for Change

Autism blogs abound. I had no idea how many there were, until I used “autism” as a search term in the Search section of my WordPress app.  Many, many, many blogs. The authors range the gamut: those who have grown up with the diagnosis those diagnosed late in life moms and dads whose children have…

Enough of Hurricanes

I think we have had enough of hurricanes. Hurricane Harvey.  Hurricane Irma.  Hurricane Jose.  And Katia, who lived for a short time in the Gulf of Mexico before the Mexican Earthquake upstaged her. When I wrote my last post, I didn’t seriously think that another tropical event could rival the intensity of damage that Hurricane…

The Wind Beyond the Walls

Harvey, a Category 4 hurricane, plowed through Corpus Christi, Texas this past Friday.  And reminded us all that hurricane season is upon us. The pictures and video, from Houston to Alabama, of the soggy path, where the remnants of the storm have lingered and dumped rain for the past week, horrify the soul. Images of…

Priorities

When your main occupation is schooling your children at home, sometimes it’s hard to decide what comes first.  What should you concentrate your energies on?  What is highest on the list, among so many things of great importance? When we first began homeschooling in 2010, it all seemed pretty clear to me.  Just getting my…