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    September 9, 2016 by Brandy Vencel

    Seven Quick Takes

    :: 1 ::

    SCA_CoverDid you hear the news? Mystie’s launched a new podcast, The Simply Convivial Audio Blog. It’s a way to “read” her blog via a podcast app. Pretty awesome, amIright? You guys will have to let me know what you think because I have considered doing something similar — offering an audio version of the posts for those of you who are on-the-go.

    With that said, I also find it personally satisfying that E-Age-Fourteen is doing the engineering for the show. He’s been doing the Scholé Sisters podcast for a while, but this is his first gig working for someone who is Not Mom. We’ve always been firm believers in children having jobs, but we weren’t sticklers on entrepreneurship. However, comma, this happened organically due to his interest in sound engineering {and also earning money — haha!} and tada! Instant job, and for a quality employer, if I do say so myself.

    So head on over and subscribe! You’ll be glad you did.

    :: 2 ::

    Speaking of podcasts, the newest Scholé Sisters episode came out today. This was a totally fun one to record, and an intriguing topic to think about {all Pam’s idea, of course}.

    :: 3 ::

    This week’s links collection:

    :: 4 ::

    This month in 2013:

    Festina Lente

    Fabius is still one my favorite Lives we’ve studied.

    :: 5 ::

    I didn’t write much on the blog this week {I’m assuming you noticed}. My focus this week needed to be on finishing the rough drafts of my talks for GTB. I think I’ve mentioned before that new talks take me between 50 and 80 hours to write. I’m keeping my head down, and it’s showing, but I still have quite a ways to go…

    :: 6 ::

    Last weekend, we watched Risen. I was pleasantly surprised: a movie about the Bible that is everything a Bible movie ought to be, with violence, intrigue, superstition, conspiracy, and more. {I mean, have you read the Old Testament lately?}

    Anyhow, we all know that Christian movies are usually {a} cheesy, {b} preachy, and {c} badly acted. It’s a shame, really, and small budgets can only explain part of this. But we knew things were looking up when Mom’s Night Out came around, and now we have Risen. We really enjoyed it.

    :: 7 ::

    Answering Your Questions:

    • Question: Do you know how I find a Charlotte Mason co-op near me?
      • Answer: Possibly? I still recommend Charlotte Mason in Community as the place to look up CM groups. I hope that this becomes a wonderful resource. Of course, this means that if you have a Charlotte Mason group, and haven’t put yourself on the list, you really need to drop what you are doing and sign up. It only takes a moment, and the only way this resource can be thorough is by having everyone make a note of their own group. {By the way, if you want to start a group, you can put that on the list, too.} Word of mouth is, of course, the other way to find out. But that gets tricky. I am always amazed at how ineffective it is — how often I don’t know what is going on in my own backyard!

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  • Reply Christine September 15, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Please do a podcast of your content – or any type of podcast! I came to you and your ideas late in life, and am grateful to still have time to grow while my children are home!

  • Reply Catie September 11, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Oh my goodness. OBVIOUSLY you have to do an audio blog podcast!!! 😀 I mean, only if you want to… ahem.

    Yours is one (among a few others) that I use the Search function on A LOT.

    I’m loving Mystie’s, too, of course. 🙂

    We are always looking for GOOD movies (my DH and I are movie watchers), so thanks for the review! We’ll def check it out! We liked Mom’s Night Out, too. 🙂

  • Reply Meghan September 10, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    I’m super excited about and way impressed by the quality of Mystie’s audioblog (Meghan, for heaven’s sake, go right now to leave a review before you forget like you always do, good grief). I have to confess that since we do AO, yours is the only Schole Sisters blog that I actually read regularly, and I’m always wishing I had time and headspace to read more of Simply Convivial–so this is perfect for me.

  • Reply Lisa Winton September 9, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Thanks for including the link to our film, Brandy. That was really kind of you. 🙂 I am SO not good on Cali geography, are there any theaters near you guys showing it? It’s in ten So Cal locations so far.

    • Reply Brandy Vencel September 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm

      No, but I can’t say that is surprising because almost NOTHING comes here. 🙁

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