Tomorrow is our annual homeschooling conference--one of the highlights of the year for me! Not because there are so many books to buy--I won't be buying much this year, although browsing is fun; not because of the workshops, although lots of them sound interesting; not even because I get to yell Hi to some of the friends that I only get to see this one time a year; but just because it's such a blast getting a thousand homeschooling parents together for the day.
"He realizes that the enemy of poetry is not social evil but slipshod language, the weasel words that betray the free mind: he realizes that to create requires an objective serenity beyond all intruding moral worries about atomic bombs and race prejudice." -–Northrop Frye,The Bush Garden, 1952
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Mama Squirrel Started Young
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"Children are not, for the most part, suffering from a psychological condition. They're suffering from childhood." ~~ Sir Ken Robinson
"To try to teach literature by starting with the applied use of words, or 'effective communication', as it's often called, then gradually work into literature through the more documentary forms of prose fiction and finally into poetry, seems to me a futile procedure. If literature is to be properly taught, we have to start at its centre, which is poetry, then work outwards to literary prose, then outwards from there to the applied languages of business and professions and ordinary life."--Northrop Frye, The Educated Imagination