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The School Scramble

I have an idea for a new video game. But this one is different—this one will be designed specifically for homeschooling parents! It will be called The School Scramble and will go something like this: Level One: Collect school-related items as they fall from the sky. New notebooks score you more joy, as do brand-new […]

Learning The Hard Way

There’s an old cliché about learning from the school of hard knocks: “Good judgment comes from experience; and experience? That comes from bad judgment.” It’s a humorous phrase, but there’s a lot of truth to it. The classic example, of course, is the lesson to not touch a hot stove; the pain is sharp, immediate, […]

Pages from the Past

The library archives are boring. At least, that’s what two of my kids informed me of one summer morning when I hauled them out of the house and to the library. I’d discovered the archives section several months ago while researching for my novel. Housed in a small room on the basement level, the archives […]