January 31, 2023

The Time When I Made Museum Security Nervous…

Young Woman with a Water Jug by Johannes Vermeer One of my favorite paintings is Young Woman with a Water Jug by the 17th century Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer.  In fact, I love it so much that a small 8×10 print of it has hung by my kitchen window for almost 20 years now.  And a number of

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January 17, 2023

You Must Know Them Before You Can Break Them

I happened to come across an old journal entry that I thought I would share:  7/19/2012   Yesterday I heard a group play on CPR (Colorado Public Radio) called Time For Three who refer to themselves as a “classically trained garage band.”  They take current pop songs and arrange them for two violins and a double bass, which I

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January 3, 2023

A Surefire Way to Cure Homeschool Boredom

“But that’s boring…”  “How much longer?”  “This is dumb!” No matter how hard you try, it seems inevitable that you will eventually hear these oh so encouraging words at least once.  I suspect you already know that homeschooling is not for the faint of heart.  Yes, most of the time they are kind and considerate, on-task

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