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RESPONDING TO RESPONSES TO MY POSTS

The following responses to my posts wound up in my spam mail box, which indicates they were computer generated; but, hey – I say there are some smart computers out there! So, here are some oldfashionedhomeschooling responses:

Said newyork: “haha this was one funny post. I laughed . . . → Read More: RESPONDING TO RESPONSES TO MY POSTS

THANKS FOR THE MESSAGES

Today’s post, specifically, is addressed to all who’ve managed to find my site; especially those who have left personal messages. Forgive me for being a month absent from my blog, and from not having responded to messages, and for bearing with me – which was my plea back on December 21st, 2010. The . . . → Read More: THANKS FOR THE MESSAGES

THE TIMELESS PRINCIPLE BEHIND SUSAN BOYLE’S SUCCESS

From time to time, I view the youtube video of Susan Boyle singing “I Dreamed a Dream”. It is a lovely reminder of the indominable human spirit; plus it is so uplifting! Each time—vying for attention in my mind—always—are two words: wow! … and grace! No matter how many times I view Susan . . . → Read More: THE TIMELESS PRINCIPLE BEHIND SUSAN BOYLE’S SUCCESS

FEBRUARY CELEBRATES BIRTHS OF THREE GREAT AMERICAN PRESIDENTS

And now, the legend marches on─ These brave men; still, standing tall─ Reagan gave his great command. “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” . . . → Read More: FEBRUARY CELEBRATES BIRTHS OF THREE GREAT AMERICAN PRESIDENTS

BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT – SUSAN BOYLE

My vote for most memorable performance on Britain’s Got Talent, 2009, is Susan Boyle singing, “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables. The judges were blown away by her awesome voice. Overnight, she was a world sensation. Her video performance on Youtube.com has been witnessed by over one hundred million viewers.

Susan Boyle . . . → Read More: BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT – SUSAN BOYLE

THE NIGHT OF THE SONIC BOOM

I became acquainted with James Thurber, writer of rib tickling short stories in my high school literature class. I thought Thurber had a wonderful ability to look at and to experience life, from which to wring delightful humour. His account of, “The Night the Bed Fell” is my favorite. Ever so often, I . . . → Read More: THE NIGHT OF THE SONIC BOOM

AN AUGUST CAT SAGA

About 4:30 on a Saturday morning—a year ago last spring—my spouse called me out of bed; “quick! Come look out the back door! I roused, went and saw a cat—and four little kittens. Two of the kittens; one gray, and one gray and white, were playfully scampering around inside our privacy fence. The . . . → Read More: AN AUGUST CAT SAGA

KILLED A KING; KILLED BY A KING

The picture is an artist’s portrayal of the unexpected death of William II, King of England, on August 2, 1100. Yes, it is true. William II, favored son of England’s Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings, 1066, was killed while hunting in New Forest, the king’s preserve.

At mid-day, William . . . → Read More: KILLED A KING; KILLED BY A KING

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A FITTING FINALE TO THE LIFE OF RONALD REAGAN

On one of my bookshelves is a book that is there because Ronald Reagan died. Would I rather have him back instead of the book? YES! I absolutely loved the man. I loved what he represented and that he understood the true American spirit, and that he loved America. I miss his optimism . . . → Read More: A FITTING FINALE TO THE LIFE OF RONALD REAGAN