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Our local schools are going to require children to wear masks when they go back in the fall. At least, that is what they say. I think we have all learned that an arbitrary government means things can change and change again at the whim of the Authorities.
We decided we wanted to get to the bottom of something and set up a little homeschool science project where we ask people to wear masks and measure their oxygen saturation and then report their results. If you own an oximeter and would like to participate in our almost-scientific-but-not-quite study, click here.
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This book was very inspiring and important correction for modern sensibilities. The depth of Patrick’s repentance from sin and his willingness to lay down his life for others, subjecting himself to terrible abuses, yes, but also standing for himself when accused by other Christians — it was all a wonderful example of virtue, I think.
My perception of Patrick was definitely improved considering that all I knew before was based on March 17th mythology!
Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder
Some people (I’m not naming any names, but it’s possible I host a podcast with such a person) don’t approve of Sophie’s World. I am pleased to say I don’t approve of people like that. 😉
I thoroughly enjoyed Gaarder’s playful romp through philosophical history and while, yes, the end was a bit unsettling, I think that is a good thing. If you’re not unsettled by the you-can-invent-your-own-reality mindset of postmodernism, the book isn’t doing it right.
I needed a book that went well with Peter Kreeft’s Philosophy According to Tolkien and this really did the job for me.
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The Summer 2020 Mother Culture Habit Tracker collection is now live! I’ll be doing my regular reading posts soon (hopefully next week) — I’ve been busily celebrating an 18th birthday and planning a graduation, so I’m a little behind my normal schedule. But I don’t want you guys to have to wait, so here’s a form you can fill out to get your updated summer trackers!
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This was a little different from what we normally do; we discussed how scholé changes with the seasons of motherhood. ♥
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This month in 2013:
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Podcast episode of the week:
- Your Morning Basket: YMB #73 Finding Truth in Every Subject: A Conversation with Brandy Vencel
- Not the favorite I listened to (that would be weird), but I wanted you to know I was on Pam’s show! ♥
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This week’s links collection:
- ‘Voter fraud’? California man finds dozens of ballots stacked outside home from Fox News
- We know this happens here, but it’s so disturbing when we catch a glimpse of the magnitude of the problem: “The 83 ballots, each unused, were addressed to different people, all supposedly living in his elderly neighbor’s two-bedroom apartment.”
- I repeat: EIGHTY-THREE.
- It’s an old article, but illustrative of why we here in California are concerned by Governor Newsom’s push to mail ballots in the fall.
- Former CBS Reporter One Of The First ‘To Identify Myself As A Target of Illegal Spying Under Obama Admin’ from Gregg Jarrett
- “Mediate reports that Attkisson has ‘long asserted that the feds wrongfully surveilled her electronic devices from 2011-14, part of an operation tied to her reporting on the Justice Department’s botched “Fast and Furious” gun-running scheme.’ Then in 2012, she was targeted for her reporting on the attack on the American embassy in Benghazi, Libya.”
- This spying stuff? Also disturbing.
- Dan Bongino’s commentary on the death of George Floyd (I clipped just the pertinent part)
- This shows some of the awful video, so if you don’t have the stomach for it, you might want to skip it. I didn’t watch the whole video. My husband did and narrated it to us at lunch and I’ve felt sick about it ever since.
- With that said, I always appreciate Dan Bongino’s commentary when he gives the perspective of law enforcement. He said exactly what I expected him to say: this is unacceptable. What I think is particularly helpful is that explains why, from a law enforcement perspective.
- Regardless of what Floyd did or didn’t do to draw police attention, we don’t judge and execute citizens in the streets. He deserved a fair trial. It is all just so sad.
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- Vitamin C Flush from What The Naturopath Said
- Not directly Covid-19 related, but I’ve had people send me emails asking about Vitamin C. Here’s the deal: I think doing a vitamin C flush a couple times a year can be super helpful. I actually have a couple teens in the middle of one as I type. Vitamin C is very cool (that’s the official, scientific way of putting it) and helps with more than you would expect. So even if there is no virus going around (which would never happen, but stay with me) it’ll still help build a stronger body.
- I chose this specific link not because I read this site (it’s the first time I’d ever seen it) but because her description of the flush is very close to what our family actually does. I feel I can vouch for it.
- I often just grab the vitamin C with rose hips at Coscto, but if you don’t have a Costco or just want to order some online Because, I have used this before and I have also liked this whole food version.
- Suicides on the rise amid stay-at-home order, Bay Area medical professionals say from ABC 7
- THIS: “I mean we’ve seen a year’s worth of suicide attempts in the last four weeks.” 🙁
- The mental health issues resulting from this shutdown are causing big issues here as well. Turns out, man was not created to be alone.
- No Forced COVID-19 Vaccinations and No RFID Chips or Other Certification of Vaccination IDs from whitehouse.gov
- It’s a petition. Will it matter? Make a difference? I dunno. But here it is, if you want to sign it.
- I always hate how badly written these are, but I appreciate the sentiment.
- Bystander Points Out Maskless MSNBC Cameraman During Segment About People Not Wearing Masks from Daily Caller
- This was hilarious.
- CDC: Coronavirus ‘does not spread easily’ except for close contact with infected patients from Just The News
- Just thought you should know. Of course, the Diamond Princess study and a couple others like it already made this point. But it’s nice to see the CDC catching up.
- Fauci says he wears a mask to be a symbol of what ‘you should be doing’ from CNN
- Pretty sure you can show respect for people without the use of symbolic mask wearing. My sister said, “I thought that’s what a smile was for.”
- It’s interesting to me that Trump doesn’t wear a mask because he’s known to be a bit of a germaphobe.
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