The Cure For Mondayosis, Excerpts from Rise of the Pirate Classes — Freedom from Mental Manacles

The Cure For Mondayosis Excerpts from Rise of the Pirate Classes — Freedom from Mental Manacles We still had to get all the other parents to agree at least to considering the proposal before anything could go forward. I felt that it fell to me then.  Such sudden wonderful visions of hope could end up […]

X Times More Than

If you have twelve and I have three You have four times as much as me If I have four and you have two Do I have two times more than you? Is “X times more” “X times as much”? Well yes, it’s often meant that way But when it’s stated straight as such One […]

The real value of an academic degree — not much.

  The Shadow Scholar, by Ed Dante (pseudonym), a paper by a pay-per-project academic ghostwriter, demonstrates how the proliferation of ghost writing has reduced academic degrees and distinction to an expensive commodity enabling nearly anyone of wealth, regardless of incompetence and illiteracy to obtain one, but not those deserving of them. We are not talking […]

Homeschooling and the Art of Language — The Journalist and the Homeschooler

The following short article was inspired by this lecture by Robert Fisk on the failings of journalism. Continuation: Here is a link to the Youtube video queued up to start at 6:50 (, the point that is relevant to our discussion, and here is the continuation of the video: Homeschooling and the Art of […]

Ken Robinson on Changing Education Paradigms

This is a delightful presentation by Sir Ken Robinson on what schools are and what they should be.