flotsam & jetsam
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flotsam & jetsam

I already missed a week and I haven’t blogged since the last flotsam and jetsam post … I listened to A Room with a View by E.M. Forester and … while there was some good and interesting parts and it was well done, I didn’t love it. I really struggled to like something with which…

flotsam & jetsam
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flotsam & jetsam

I thought I’d add a new regular feature here at ladydusk thinking through the things that have come to the surface over the past week (or so). I’ve often enjoyed those amalgamation posts where small thoughts are gathered and smooshed. I almost called the feature ‘small thoughts,’ but decided to go with flotsam and jetsam…

Keeping
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Keeping

Nearly all I now about keeping is from Laurie Bestvater’s book, The Living Page. If you haven’t read it, I encourage you to do so as soon as you can. She has done a yeoman’s work and served the CM community well with that work. There are, in that book, many practices. Many are flexible….

Reader, Walking: A Guide Along the Way
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Reader, Walking: A Guide Along the Way

Part of the reason Jason started hiking in the beginning was because we have this dog. Buck. He’s a rescue with separation anxiety issues; severe separation anxiety. A Plott hound, we suspect he was maybe a hunting dog or a farm dog. He exhibits those behaviors, like the time at the Christmas tree farm we…

School

Let’s talk about Authority and Docility

Eep. I recently began Charlotte Mason’s third volume, School Education, and it’s quite a kick in the pants right from the start. She comes out strongly, discussing just what is authority and how it can be rightly used. Let’s back up. Her first two principles define what a person is, but the third and forth…