Friday, May 23, 2008

ZOMG, I'm quoting Dr Laura

Never thought THAT day would come.
She blogs on homeschooling and socialization:

Quote: I personally believe that home-schooling helps students who have problems with focus and difficulties with energy control. The traditional school environment required “Stepford Child” control, and the teaching techniques required for a group of thirty do not necessarily assist the learning needs and talents of each individual student. So, instead of drugging kids to be docile, perhaps we should turn to the successes of home-schooling.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

George Takei is getting married!


I am so happy for him, I wish his blog allowed comments so I could give him my congrats.

Brad and I have shared our lives together for over 21 years. We've shared the good times as well as struggled through the bad. He helped me care for my ailing mother who lived with us for the last years of her life. He is my love and I can't imagine life without him. Now, we can have the dignity, as well as all the responsibilities, of marriage. We embrace it all heartily.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Spring? Full Moon? Some kind of fever

The kids have been crazy loud and energetic and innatentive the past few days. I have been extra impatient with all this.


Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Lost in Space- cool but sexist

I never watched LIS as a child, and recently decided to up my own geek cred, as well as the kids, by rectifying that. Luckily I can do this for free thanks to the public library.
IN the beginning of the episode "Mr Nobody", Will is helping his dad and Major West blow things up. Penny asks to help and is told it's too dangerous, even though she is obviously several years OLDER than Will. When The Boy asked why, I told him ot was because of the sexist era in which the script was written. I have watched 7 episodes so far and in all the gender roles are STRICTLY followed. I know it was a front runner in it's time, but it makes me want to scream.