Sunday, December 21, 2008

New Friend

This is my new Facebook friend's website. Her name is Diane Lockman - she currently lives in Indianapolis, IN but used to live here in the Cleveland area. She's been homeschooling for 9 years and her children are in their teens now. So I'm very happy we met. She follows a classical Christian curriculum she has developed and her blog shares her experience and wisdom she has gained over the last 9 years doing this. I look forward to spending time going through her blog as I continually evolve our homeschooling experience.

Her most recent post includes information on a contest you may be interested in:

What inspires you to create cool contraptions and dream up ingenious inventions? If you know what inspires you, then we need your help! Enter to win the Inspiring Invention Contest. Create a public service announcement that motivates others to get inspired and start inventing. Show us how invention enriches everyday life and your school could win a prize package from Sony Creative Software!

Contest Start Date: November 13, 2008• Contest End Date: March 15, 2009

You may enter if you are an individual or a School Group.

For more information go to:

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Writing tips

Whether your children are homeschooled or in public/private school this blog will be helpful.

Although this is geared to homeschoolers - this blog gives lots of writing tips to help your child become a better writer. There are lots of great tips to help them improve their writing skills too.

Check it out:

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Endangered Missing

Endangered Missing


DOB: Jun 16, 1993
Missing: Jul 9, 2007
Age Now: 15
Sex: Female
Race: White
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Missing From:CLEVELAND OH United States Both photos shown are of Ashley. She was last seen on July 9, 2007. Ashley has a tattoo of "Gene" and a heart on her right arm.
Her hair may be cut and dyed blond.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)
Cleveland Police Department (Ohio) 1-216-623-5005 or Your Local FBI

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Subject: An Obituary printed in the London Times

This was sent to me and I love it.....

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: knowing when to come in out of the rain; why the early bird gets the worm; life isn't always fair; and maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition. Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

He declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an Aspirin to a student, but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion. Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home without the burglar suing you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot, spilled a little in her lap and was promptly awarded a huge settlement..

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents Truth and Trust, by his wife Discretion, his daughter Responsibility, and his son Reason. He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers: I Know My Rights; I Want It Now; Someone Else Is To Blame; and I'm A Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.