Tag Archives: life-long learning

Does Homeschooling Prepare You Academically?

In a word: Yes. Homeschooling prepares you academically. Absolutely. I had a chance recently to sit down and chat with my siblings about our experiences with homeschooling. Mortarboard My older sister attended a private Christian school -- at great expense … Continue reading

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The Coriolis Fountain Blew My Mind

Physics. I did well in that class in high school. I've long loved centripetal force, spinning buckets of water around without spilling a drop. Even today I discover things about the world that just make me stop and stare. The … Continue reading

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How do you read?

Yesterday, during my lunch break, I pulled out my Kindle to read a few pages of the book I had started over the weekend. As it turns out, I didn't end up getting much reading done because about that time … Continue reading

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I'm Learning About the State of Policing

Life-long learning is an incredible thing. But it's sometimes difficult due to cultural, emotional, philosophical, historical, and other -al type factors. Currently, I'm realizing how much more I have to learn about the law enforcement. Greetings, Citizen I don't like … Continue reading

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Cool Science, Tree Rings, and Volcanoes

This is amazing: Scientists were befuddled by tree ring data not matching the natural cooling that follows a volcanic eruption. It turns out, in really cold years, we may not get tree rings at all. The data doesn't exist! Missing … Continue reading

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On Being Open to Learn

I am quite convinced that what I know and believe is true. So this morning I inwardly recoiled when I read, "It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows." [Hat tip: Heather Sanders] That's … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to be Educated?

I recently wrote that education is more than simply taking classes and passing tests. This is frustratingly clear in things like driving tests. I took my student to try to earn her license yesterday. Unfortunately, the stress of the situation … Continue reading

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