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I’m loving my new stapler. For years, I’ve used my husband’s stapler, a souvenir from our college days. I never really liked it, but there was no compelling reason to replace it until recently when it became difficult. It started jamming and never worked correctly twice in a row.
What I bought to replace it is a real stapler. I see that now. All my life, I’ve been using pretend staplers. But this beautiful red Swingline? It’s all mine, and it’s fabulous.
It actually makes me want to staple things.
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Season Four of The Scholé Sisters Podcast started up today! Today’s episode is about memory work:
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I joined Instagram. I still don’t share photos of my children, FYI. But within boundaries is a place of creativity, amiright? One of the really important things I shared there this week was our new bookends:
This is one of those purchases where I look back and wish I’d done it last year. I was being cheap. I didn’t realize that cute little metal bookends like this are often less than ten bucks, and so I put off the purchase.
It was a set of two, so both girls are now using one and the bookcases look so much nicer!
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I assume you noticed that solar eclipse thingie in the sky on Monday? We weren’t anywhere near the totality zone, but we enjoyed our little pinhole projectors just the same. It was pretty amazing how cool it got — the temperature dropped at least five degrees. For those of you whose first day of school it was, I bet that was the first day of a lifetime!
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This month in 2011:
It’s funny … I didn’t realize I was thinking this way such a long time ago!
On a whim, I typed in “2011” just to see what I’d written, and I found this. Funny enough, I said almost the same thing in a talk I gave at Great Homeschool Conventions last year, but when I wrote that talk, it felt new to me.
It’s interesting to me how we know things, and yet we continue to circle back around, learning them all over again.
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This week’s links collection:
- Exercises in Unreality: The Decline in Teaching Western Civilization by Anthony Esolen
- This is an interesting one, for a variety of reasons. Perhaps most noteworthy is that it was written in 2016, and if you’ve followed the story, you’ll know that Esolen ended up leaving Providence College this year.
- Eliminating Down Syndrome–by Abortion by Gene Veith
- If you’ve been following the Iceland story, you really need to read this one, too.
- What “One Little Word” Will Fell Satan? from Desiring God
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