Category Archives: This Day

Oh Shenandoah, I love your daughter

What does the world look like when you travel home on a fall night after a day of packing up your Mom’s house after her death? Rick drove. I thought about how she loved this Virginia trip from Berryville to … Continue reading

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Free Cycle Poetry or The Story of Futons and Life

So, we finally got rid of the futon. It was broken, but I posted a full disclosure notice on the Charlottesville-Albemarle Freecycle list. After a few email exchanges and phone calls to arrange pick up between snow showers, a woman … Continue reading

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Homeschool Still Life, December 17, 2012

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The Field Trip Not Taken

Today we’re not going on a field trip. We won’t be touring Appomattox Court House, where General Lee surrendered and America’s Civil War ended. We won’t be with our friends from our homeschool co-op. We won’t be punctuating our study … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Swirl Bread from Artisan Dough

After making some basic bread with the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes technique, which I already wrote about, I began to branch out and use some of the recipes in the book to make special breads. One that was fun … Continue reading

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