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Entries from December 2004

Learning how to accept unconditional love

December 31st, 2004 · 1 Comment

John Perry Barlow’s daughter, Amelia, suffered an intense accident while traveling in Europe earlier this month. His post told what it was like to visit her in Austria. We spent Christmas in the barrens of a German-speaking hospital, Amelia in pain and myself in panic, receiving no gifts beyond one another’s continued presence on this [...]

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My first skate

December 31st, 2004 · Comments Off

Today we took the girls to the Bremerton Ice Arena where we had fun as a family last year. This time Elisabeth went on the ice too, wearing some of smallest skates in the place. She begged to be like her older sisters, saying “ice please” but when Ted took her for a spin, she [...]

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What the Vikings stole from us

December 30th, 2004 · 9 Comments

I’ve been using a homeschool curriculum list to locate books for Abigail to read. Since she has progressed beyond picture books and easy readers, it’s been difficult to find quality stories that will challenge her skills among all the options at the library. I liked the list and found its selections trustworthy, often skimming the [...]

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Don’t be scared of a scared puppy

December 30th, 2004 · 4 Comments

Dean Esmay wrote Here’s Esmay’s Maxim, which I’ve just made up on the spot: any scientific theory, no matter how well-founded or widely accepted, which cannot stand up on its own two legs and face questioning from a young mind without running like a scared puppy to the courts for protection deserves all the kicking [...]

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In Defense of Internment by Michelle Malkin

December 30th, 2004 · 10 Comments

As I said I would earlier this year, I read Michelle Malkin’s book, In Defense of Internment: The Case for ‘Racial Profiling’ in World War II and the War on Terror, as soon as it arrived for me at the library last month. I particularly wanted to read it due to the controversy in our [...]

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