New Jen's Horde


Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Is there any hope?

 

Potty? Pot? Makes no difference to Tiernan! Posted by Hello


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We've been watching Colonial House on DVD for the last few nights. It's really quite compelling, yet far less of a soap opera than Frontier House was. Although we all really enjoyed Frontier House, this may just be my new favorite.

It's fascinating to see how the religious implications of colony life are sitting with the 21st Century colonists. I am finding it interesting that the professor of religious studies and self-described liberal Don Heinz ended up being far more legalistic about Sabbath attendance than the deep south Baptist Preacher, Jeff Wyers. Wyers was concerned with how his actions would affect the colonists after they returned to their real lives, where Heinz appeared to be more interested in using the Sabbath service as his bully pulpit. It's not what I would have expected from the pair...

We just have a little left to watch, and I'm hoping it doesn't go downhill from here...


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Monday, August 30, 2004

Frankly my dear, I find this disturbing...

 
Apparently for those weddings when you DO give a damn.


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Missing 3 year old found after 3 days!

 
WOW! This is just so amazing! I love the happy look on his baby brother's face.

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Lest you think we're super homeschoolers or something, this is what my girls are doing now...GAMEBOY!!! Posted by Hello

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Beautiful!

 
We are studying the book Snowflake Bentley this week, about the self-taught farmer who took beautiful pictures of snowflakes through a camera/microscope.

I thought this poster showing how snow forms differently at different temperatures was very neat, and would probably make someone a nice present during the upcoming winter gift-giving holidays.... :-)

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Sunday, August 29, 2004

School? Or Prison? Hmmmm.

 
This is a little over the top, but you have to admit it gets the old thinker turning...

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Saturday, August 28, 2004

IT News Site That's Not Boring

 
One of my favorites for news of the IT biz...

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This can't be good.

 
CSAP scores are going down as students progress through the public schools here in CO.

I know that standardized test scores aren't an infallible way of determining how a student is doing, but I can't help but feel that this is a bad sign for education in Colorado. Maybe it's time to really look at whether "teaching to the test" is a good idea?

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Schooling: The Hidden Agenda

 
This is an amazing article by Daniel Quinn that I wish more people would read and really think about.

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