Homeschooler, Part II

  In my previous post, I began a who-knows-how-long series on homeschooling. I consider myself to be an authority on the subject, considering that I am, after all, homeschooled. This post, I think, is about the 'funny stuff': all the humour related to the fascinating and mysterious world of homeschoolers. So: questions. In no particular order,…

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Homeschooler, Part I

So...I homeschool. I love it. And at times, hate it. And at others, feel absolutely no emotion towards the entire practice. But I have perspective (not much, but some), because I saw how the other half lives. I went to school. And left. Now, I don't want to sound like a snob (see just about…

“The Book Was Better”

How often have we all heard or spoken that line? Be it a classic or a New York Times Bestseller, the movie rarely lives up to our lofty ideals. It's not a new thing, either. Following is a list of movies, which, in my opinion did not live up to their books, starting with-gasp!-Pride and…

Mayonnaise

I realize that this is a strange post for a Jane Austen/Pride and Prejudice blog, but bear with me here. I. Cannot. Make. Mayonnaise. In theory, it's all very simple: you take an egg yolk, stir briskly, add olive oil, stir more, add more oil, stir--until you have a wonderful, creamy emulsion that is clear…

New Year, New Ideas…

Hello, reader! Happy New Year to you! I feel compelled to admit that I barely made it until 10:00 PM. Slightly embarrassing, as my younger siblings both made it to and past midnight. But first, a small apology: I have not yet gotten the hang of WordPress, which means that once in a while, I…

Happy Birthday, Miss Austen!

This says it rather well, doesn't it? Dear reader, today, two hundred and forty-one years ago, a lovely woman by the name of Jane Austen was born. Without her, there would be no Emma, Persuasion, and--Heaven help us all--no Pride and Prejudice. In other words, we would not be "excessively diverted" every time we picked…

So That’s How Jane Felt…

Dear readers, I am ill. Hence the title of this post. Fever, headache, runny nose, and sore throat. In other words, I have a cold, which has settled squarely in my throat. I don’t know what I did to bring it on—my mother hasn’t sent me riding in a rainstorm, so we can rule that…