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Life Update - Joining an IB School

Hey, guys! Today I’m going to be talking a little about what going on in my life right now, i.e. joining a new school. Some of you might not know, but… 651 more words

Carnival Time

One of my favorite of ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentaries is “The Guru of Go,” about Loyola Marymount University’s run-and-gun style of basketball.  Those who follow college basketball today know that scores routinely end up in the 60’s, but LMU routinely scored in the 90’s and had many games of over 100 points or more.   1,941 more words

Sticks In The Mud

Lawyers, Guns, and Money

In his excellent work on the French Revolution, Citizens, Simon Schama makes many connections between the path of revolution and Romantic philosophy.  They came to associate monarchy with secrecy–secret plans, secret councils, and the like.   2,128 more words

Book Reviews

Our 2017/2018 Relaxed Homeschool Curriculum for 10th and 12th Grade

Don’t you just love back-to-homeschool time? Everywhere you turn, excited moms are sharing their plans for the new school year. It is such an awesome experience to see how different homeschooling can look from house to house, and how, despite the differences, they’re all equally impressive. 770 more words


Meandering Thoughts on Equality

For the past several years now we have seen a fair amount of thought on the idea of economic inequality. Some see it as a serious problem, others perhaps as a temporary byproduct of the switch from a production economy to one rooted in service.   1,697 more words

Sticks In The Mud

Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States (anthology)


  • Vocabulary: combination of English and Spanish (many poems have una mezcla)
    • Poems translated to English from Spanish and vice versa
  • No Lexile rating for poetry books, but appropriate for 7th through 12th grade…
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Family And Heritage

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros


  • 870L
  • Told in first person through vignettes
  • Conversational narration – narrator is about 12-13 years old


  • Universal themes including family, identity, coming of age…
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Family And Heritage