Why don't today's political opponents compromise or even communicate? They operate from different views of reality. People who can't agree on Pilate's question, "What is truth?" can't get along.
A librarian helps people learn for themselves--to become autodidacts, able to learn without a teacher. Great books are essential, and librarians offer access to those books.
Just for fun, laugh at knitting gone bad--either accidentally or intentionally.
Indie books can also be high-quality books. Those in this hub are fine examples of great YA reading that bypassed the big publishing houses.
Give your writing business time to get established and start bringing in real money. Fiverr and Textbroker are examples of sites that pay well in time.
I have been blessed with buttons from many grandmothers, great aunts, friends, and neighbors. My button box reminds me of garments worn by loved ones and of life before the throw-away society.
Three movie weddings offer life lessons for the engaged couple, their family, and their friends. They are also great family entertainment.
Knitting pattern links for garments seen in movies and on television are fun for knitters. Movies and knitting were made for each other! Enjoy creating a fan knitting piece from a favorite show.
Shawls are knitting projects that are portable and offer opportunities for creative design. Knit a prayer shawl or oversized scarf using these suggested patterns.
To get a modest swimsuit, you may have to make it yourself. Here are the best patterns I've found for swimwear beyond minimal coverage! Also included are some tips for ready-to-wear swimsuits.
A slip is a simple project for those wanting to sew lingerie. A basic slip pattern can be used for nightwear or a slip dress, too. Learn about slip sewing patterns, fabrics, and notions.
Plan to read more this year with a list that includes fiction and nonfiction for pleasure and personal growth. A librarian helps you choose your books.
Scarf knitting is a hobby that offers endless design opportunities. Here are scarves inspired by the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.
The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth describes a society divided into five "factions" based on character qualities. Each faction wears distinct colors and styles, inspiring this scarf collection .
Knitting is a relaxing activity, but a plan can make that knitting even more rewarding and productive. Plan to learn new knitting skills or accomplish a project goal today.
The lines of an acrostic poem spell out a word or phrase. Here is one for St. Valentine's Day
Find patterns and yarn for knitted scarves inspired by the Harry Potter movies. Images of scarves are included as well as recommended yarn colors for each House at Hogwarts School.
Instructions for a model ziggurat or pyramid made of craft foam sheets. Great simple project for history, geography or Bible class.
Textbooks cannot compare with real books, e.g. complete novels, biographies, poetry and essay collections, plays, and field guides. Real books offer real educatonal value, not fast/junk food.
Christians in America need to take their place in the marketplace of ideas. Get involved in education, the arts, and the mass media in order to impact the culture. Use your freedom to express Truth.
Learn several different methods for increasing in knitting. Paired increases, invisible increases and casting on stitches at the end of a row are among the techniques covered.
Find the correct embroidery or tapestry needle for any fabric and thread with this easy guide.
A guide to sewing a copy of Bella's wedding gown from the Twilight Saga: fabric requirements, cost estimate and essential dressmaking skills
Public education can and must be replaced by private education, because government is no good at providing education. It is good, however, at providing opportunities to practice stupidity.
Learn which skills employers want most in college graduates. Do companies need to teach writing and research skills in-house? How wide is the gap between a college education and essential job skills?
Four nonfiction titles and two novels are suggested by a church librarian. Books about technology, honesty, relationships, and political intrigue are included.
This annotated bibliography of five books covers different aspects of historical needlework from. Knitting, embroidery, and other forms of needlework are included from various times and places.
Many Latinos object to the term "illegal immigrant" and want to substitute euphemisms to obscure the fact that undocumented immigrants either broke the law or were brought here by lawbreaking parents.
Parents, consider these five important questions when choosing between home schooling and other educational options such as private or public school.
What are the signs of giftedness in children? What are the defining characteristics of giftedness? Late-talking children and twice exceptional children are also discussed.
A poem in the acrostic style to celebrate Groundhog Day.
Shopping for a wedding dress can be simplified. Discover what features and fabrics you want in a wedding gown and know your options by shopping the magazines and catalogs first, then finding a dress.
An acrostic poem about freezing rain. Includes photograph and video illustrating this winter weather phenomenon.
The actual text of a high school graduation speech given by a class valedictorian in 1981 at Franklin Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)is a therapy that can work without drugs to effect relief from certain stress and anxiety disorders. An account of the author's successful experience as a patient.
This article lists money-saving strategies for finding new and used books at low prices. Paperback Swap, Ed McKay's, and Goodwill are my best book buddies.
A ban on cell phone use while driving is discussed and alternatives proposed. Texting while driving is a serious problem, but what will be effective in making people want to behave responsibly?
Step-by-step instructions for creating an official high school transcript for a home school graduate: free online templates, translating nontraditional learning experiences into Carnegie units, chronological v. subject organization of transcript.
An honest, slightly humourous look at the "team-building" racket. Successful project teams are carefully built by managers who understand each employee's talents. No amount of phony team-building will make up for a poorly selected team.
Knitting and crocheting for charity is a time-honored way to contribute to your community. Learn about worthy causes that need your knit or crocheted hats, scarves or blankets and get involved.
Socks can be crocheted as well as knitted. These free patterns for crocheted socks are designed to be as comfortable as hand knit socks. Top-down and toe-up sock patterns are included.Unusual patterns include pedicure socks and 1916 baby socks.
The wedding dress worn by Kate Middleton has inspired dressmakers to sew similar styles. Learn what you will need to make a dress similar to Kate's.
Bamboo is featured in many new yarns for knitting and crocheting. It is soft, silky, and comes from a renewable resource. Lace scarves are one suggested project for bamboo yarn.
The books in a home library will last longer and look better with a bit of loving care. Proper shelving, cleaning, and storage will extend the life of your books. Valuable books can also be repaired.
Knit colour patterns with confidence by following these simple steps to learning fair isle knitting. A fair isle sweater knit from a vintage Girl Scout pattern is used as an example of the technique.
Gifted children are a neglected population in many schools. Who is gifted and how are their needs different from other students? Learn about the reading habits of highly gifted children and the challenges they present to educators.
Older students should not fear returning to college. Middle-aged students have some advantages that make them competitive with the traditional younger students.