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Review: Switch On Your Brain by Caroline Leaf

As a physicist, the first chapter I turned to in this book was “Thinking, God, and the Quantum Physics Brain”.  It was astoundingly bad, full of inaccuracies, misunderstandings, and downright errors, and a perfect example of why scientists had better be humble when discussing a field that is not their own. Neuropsychology is not my […]

Review: Cooked by Michael Pollan

For the past few weeks I have been savoring Michael Pollan’s Cooked, page by fascinating page.  Pollan, a slightly eccentric barbequing, braising, baking, fermenting wordsmith, has not only researched and tried many of the traditional practices our family enjoys, but has written about them in magnificent prose. From real Southern barbeque to the perfect loaf […]

Pro-Life: Resource Links and Ottawa March

On Thursday, well over 20,000 people of all ages filled Parliament Hill in Ottawa to march in support of life and to protest female gendercide which occurs in Canada as well as throughout the world. As homeschoolers, we are privileged to make political activity part of our learning.  Our children are part of the protest […]

A Tale of Warts and Banana Peels

As I mentioned a while ago, one of our girls had two huge warts on her big toe.  Since they were making her limp, we went to visit the doctor. Now, there are several ways to get rid of warts.  We had planned to follow our doctor’s conventional medical approach, but then were forced to try […]

Weekly Wrap Up: Course Tweak, Lots of Books, and a Trifle

In my life this week… We enjoyed another busy but relatively peaceful week.  We did a lot of school work, visited with friends and family, ordered glasses for one of the girls, and started our spring cleaning. On the health front: We do feel better after eliminating the water cooler.  Imagine! So if you have […]