Monday, May 14, 2012

High-tech vs. No-Tech Schools

Interesting comparison between ultra-high-tech Flint Hill School and Washington Waldorf . I am glad to know that there are schools like Washington Waldorf (even though Waldorf educational theory is not without problems) resisting the tide and attracting students still.


Re-thinking Hi Tech Education

This is a very interesting article on South Korea's reconsideration of its broad hi-tech education goals.


Monday, February 13, 2012

Interesting Ad by Chipotle

This ad aired during the Grammys


Willie doing Coldplay's The Scientist. I like it.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

New Online Journal

Humanum

Here's a new online journal dealing with Family, Culture and Science. The first issue deals with the child and has several interesting articles and book reviews.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Article Published in HPR

A version of the talk I gave at a conference for diocesan and parish educators at Catholic University in 2010 was just published in Homiletic and Pastoral Review.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Your Tax Dollars

Your tax dollars, almost $500 million, goes to Planned Parenthood.

Article
 

Thursday, December 29, 2011

This is where public education is going

K12 Inc, based in Virginia, is the largest virtual K to 12 school in the country. Here are a series of articles about how they are scamming states and the public:
Scamming States
Big Money in Virtual Ed
Rapid Rise of Virtual Ed

Cursive is key mental training

As society quickly moves away from paper to screens and from pens and pencils to buttons and stylus', some people are realizing what we are losing. Here's an interesting Wall Street Journal article that links writing, especially cursive writing, with valuable mental abilities.
Many school systems are dropping cursive writing entirely.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Vension

I butchered a deer for the first time a few weeks ago. One of the things that made it easy was that it was a good a clean kill. After gutting and skinning, I just cut the backstraps off and quartered the young doe.

I aged the cuts in a cooler for a week. Then I marinated a hindquarter in buttermilk for 4 days (froze the rest). Then we roasted it for 1 1/2 hrs, sliced it and panfried the slices in Montreal steak seasoning.

It was delicious--less gamy than lamb. My wife was very skeptical of the whole endeavor, but she was happily shocked with the result.