Mises and the Austrian School by Jörg Guido Hülsmann
In his books Gatto concludes that America's schools are not defective and in need of fixing. The dysfunction present in America's schools is the result of the fundamental design of the system. In this article, John Taylor Gatto explains the true lessons of compulsory government schools.
Logan turned 3 months yesterday, wow has it been a fast three months. Jen has been making a baby photo book for him, and it's incredible how much he has changed in just 3 months. He's very interactive and vocal now. He flirts with the baby in the mirror, and he hits and grabs at the toys hanging from his "gym," and to commemorate his three month birthday decided to learn how to roll over.
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If you've been keeping up with the photo galleries, there's four so far.
Here's a little video for all the husbands and fathers out there who have daughters who want them to tie "pretty bows" for their dresses.
Synopsis: One of the weaknesses of the internet is its ephemeral, transient nature. Favorite articles and resources one day simply turn up missing. But if you're lucky, you can still find it on archive.org.
So it is with one of my favorite articles on the subject of nursing theory and research. Jef Raskins was a mathematician and computer scientist who wrote a fun article debunking at least one area of nursing theory and research. When he died, his website died with him, but is now preserved on archive.org and this website.
What I find so endearing about the article is that, unlike so much of nursing "scholarship", it is very readable. So, I'll let it speak for itself:
Synopsis: Gary North explains how Obama's own tactics took down ACORN and how Obamacare will take down the Democrats...and Republicans who do not chnage their profligate ways.
On March 25, 2010 at 3:25 p.m., Logan Matthew Heyman came into this world. He was 20 inches long and weighed 7lbs 2 oz. He has a full head of hair, a conehead, and a flattish little nose that doesn't belong to either of us. Without further ado, I give you Logan!
Synopsis: I have often argued that Jesus' crafty answer to a prickly political question can hardly be cited as proof that God considers not paying taxes a sin. Indeed a few days later, one of the Pharisees' charges against Jesus is that he advocated not paying the Roman tax. Jeff Barr goes into some historical and political context. An interesting probable interpretation might be that in saying give to Caesar what is Caesars' that we should give nothing to Caesar. As Dorothy Day is reputed to have said, "If we rendered unto God all the things that belong to God, there would be nothing left for Caesar."
Well, it's almost time for the little tyke to come to light, and Jen is ready to pop. So to whet your appetite, here are some pictures of what Jen likes to call "our little manger."
One of my hobbies/interests of late has been producing my own food. I'm starting small with fruit trees. One of my first scouting trips took me to Excalibur Fruit Trees where among other things I was exposed to the Black Sapote. The owner told us that when ripe, the fruit actually tastes like chocolate pudding. She gave us an unripe fruit to take home and try. This video records the reaction of my parents trying it for the first time.