Tuesday, August 29, 2006


It was just raining. Granted this will soon become routine and even annoying here in the Pacific
Northwest, but this is the first rain, a quiet misty affair that has now stopped.

And I like rain anyway. It brings with it such a wonderful clean smell that is like nothing else on earth. I think it cleans me as well.

Anyway, here is a poem by Sara Teasdale that I was reminded of.

There Will Come Soft Rains

There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;
And frogs in the pool singing at night,
And wild plum trees in tremulous white;
Robins will wear their feathery fire,
Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;
And not one will know of the war, not one
Will care at last when it is done.
Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree,
If mankind perished utterly;
And Spring herself when she woke at dawn
Would scarcely know that we were gone.

Picture from http://7art-screensavers.com/screenshots/wet-flowers/wet-violet-flower.jpg

Monday, August 28, 2006

Stupid eBay

Many of you have probably heard about this, but I'd like to raise awareness, so here goes anyway. Please read this article.
Then react as you feel moved to do. Personally, if I used eBay, which I don't, I would immediately register a complaint and then stop using the site. Honestly, this is ridiculous. Parents have a right to choose how and where and when their children are educated. Period. End of story. If I have children you bet they'll be homeschooled. Not their whole school career probably, but they will be homeschooled or I'll move somewhere where I can homeschool them. And every homeschooling parent has the right to any resource available to helpt their child learn. In the end, eBay's policy only hurts the children because it denies them their fundamental right to learn. I think someone should sue.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Hello again!

I am happy to tell you that I am moved, but without full internet access yet. I am planning some new features for this blog--hope that you will enjoy them. I'll be announcing them as the first of each feature occurs. I hope to be back with you full time soon.