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Book Review: Beowulf Translated by Burton Raffel

Beowulf by Unknown My rating: 5 of 5 stars A friend of mine loaned me her copy of Burton Raffel’s translation of Beowulf. I’d been listening to Seamus Heaney’s Beowulf with my kids and was surprised by the Christian themes I heard. My friend thought the introductory essay in this edition was worth reading and…

Our Weekly Amble for February 5-9, 2018
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Our Weekly Amble for February 5-9, 2018

We had another really solid week of lessons to finish out our fifth week of the term. Four days of Whatchamacallit, which is my goal. They weren’t necessarily the best Morning Times ever, but they were good and we got a good deal of work. We’re almost done with our memory passage in John 14….

Our Weekly Amble for January 22-16, 2018
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Our Weekly Amble for January 22-16, 2018

Overall, we accomplished a lot this week. We had four solid days of lessons, two days with Keeping Hour, and one Nature Walk. Woo-hoo! Monday and Tuesday were the best days we’ve had in a long time. Jason was working from home because he was sick and things just go more smoothly when he’s here. …

Our Weekly Amble for September 18-22, 2017
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Our Weekly Amble for September 18-22, 2017

Phew. Another solid week. Another overall good week where we accomplished almost all of what I wanted to. I returned to #uppingmybreakfastgame and made breakfast almost every – and the day I didn’t we had leftovers. Yay me. It does make a difference, though. We walked the dog every morning before school. That’s a total…

Our Weekly Amble for September 11-15, 2017
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Our Weekly Amble for September 11-15, 2017

In many respects this was a great, if imperfect, week. We had the best day of school we’ve had in ages on Monday. Wednesday with our ‘Art and More with Friends’ group was wonderful. Soccer went really well. M-girl and N-boy were prepared for their piano lessons. Friday went well enough. One of our big…