Next week we start another homeschooling year!
Have you ever read a book that was written in an odd way but just made complete sense to you? Like you truly knew the contents and meaning all along but couldn't put it into words? Like your feelings and reactions had previously figured it out, but your brain hadn't translated it to a point where you could express it to others? 'A Pattern Language' is such a book for me.
[Spoiler alert! This post will have spoilers from the show.] Rory and I recently finished watching the BBC series Lark Rise to Candleford. It had been on my "to watch" list for years, but I waited to suggest it to Rory until we were in need of another good series to watch. I don't know how I keep getting him to agree to watch British corset dramas, but I just hope my luck there holds.
For some people of my generation, and the generation that came before mine (along with some people who just like campy television), the 'Batman' show from the 1960s was the height of superhero television. We never took it too seriously, but enjoyed the humor, both intentional and unintentional. So, if you, like me, are still a fan, this week's Bristol Box will be one you can't miss.
What the heck is the Cornell Note-taking System? And where was it all the years I was going to school, taking so many disorganized notes?
We've had a computer in the house for most of my life. My mom's programming job and the odd hand-me-down units from family members kept us in playthings pretty early on. But despite that, and my most-of-a-major in Computer Science, there is still naturally a lot that I don't know about the history of computers. Here are some things that I have recently learned.
Though there are some drawbacks to working at home (work/life balance? clocking out? foreign concepts), by far, the good outweighs the bad. Here are ten good reasons to work at home.
Over the past couple of years, there has been a big fuss about Marie Kondo's book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. People seem to be so taken with the thing. Does it contain the magic formula to getting and keeping my house tidy?
Jane Austen Mad Libs*. Because why not. This was a very popular post last time (when I did a Mad Libs-type activity for Pride and Prejudice), so this time around, it's Sense and Sensibility! This book was Jane Austen's first published work, and was attributed to her only by saying it was "By a Lady".
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This week's Bristol Box gives you all that you need to get you on the road to knowing how to crochet!
In this election year, it's as important as ever to be able to think critically about what you read online, see on television, or hear on the radio. Brush up on your knowledge of logical fallacies by getting Ali Almossawi's An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments book for only 99¢ through July 18!
Andrew Carnegie. Steel magnate. Important man of the 19th century. Immigrant. Philanthropist. Fascinating guy. Wish I could have met him.
I've been gingerly beginning my exploration of the world of fountain pens. Well, on an extremely amateurish level. Mostly, I just like fancy writing, and dislike my own writing. Somehow, a fountain pen will make my handwriting gorgeous and fancy and flowing. Right? That's how this works, right?
You no longer need to be chummy with a newspaper or a newspaper syndicate to have a comic strip. Anyone can draw their art, or make their humor, and just put it out there on the web for all to enjoy. Webcomics are one of many areas where the freedom of the internet has generated some great work. Here are my favorites.
When I was a kid, I was painfully shy. I'm still shy, but I'm mature enough to suck it up when I have to, and talk to people. But when I was a kid, it was a different story.