Monthly Archives: November 2006

Sweet Thirteen

Today is my unschooled daughter’s birthday; Pippa’s thirteen years old today, and getting more wonderful, more beautiful, every day. We’re going out to dinner in a few minutes with our friend Ellen, and I’ll have to work pretty hard not … Continue reading

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Doc compares unschooling with Spot-On’s unpapering of the journalism business. . . .

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O Times!

Sunday’s New York Times featured an article on unschooling, the approach to home education that we’ve practiced for fifteen years. While I am not surprised that the newspaper sought out the ominous undercurrent of this subversive practice, I do marvel … Continue reading

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You Need to Learn

Stephen Downes takes a half hour out to list ten things that he thinks you need to learn. I think he’s hit the mark on almost every point; at the same time, I’m beginning to think that I can summarize … Continue reading

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Once and Future

Our friend from old days at Evening Prayer in Princeton, Curtis Hoberman, stopped by last night for a catch-up visit. We took him out to Cozy Noodle, pumped him for details of his visit to Washington to receive the Jefferson … Continue reading

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Peculiar Bug

My iPod is getting a little old (in digital terms — if it were a hammer, it would still be in its early years of usefulness), and the battery has lost a lot of its capacity, but I didn’t expect … Continue reading

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Kiss Me Quick

The anniversary of Kirsty MacColl’s sad death comes round in a couple of weeks; yesterday, walking down to Pippa’s Latin lesson, her prescient “Soho Square” came on my iPod. One day you’ll be waiting there, no empty bench in Soho … Continue reading

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Very Good and Write

And our bounden duty. A couple of months ago, Micah emailed me the link to this page, which I promptly forgot about until a recent spasm of emailbox-cleaning. From my exalted position as Writing Director at Seabury (“no benefits, just … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

Over the weekend I confirmed to relevant authorities that I plan to accept the offer of membership at the Center of Theological Inquiry for the 2007-08 academic year. The financing remains to be worked out, but Margaret, Pippa, Bea and … Continue reading

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Filling In The Blanks

I’m ba-a-a-a-ack. What do theologians do when they go away to an academic conference? The answer presumably involves someone in conference planning who doesn’t keep alert to online jargon (definitions two and three). My response to Dale Martin’s Sex and … Continue reading

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A Higher Plane

Headed to the airport, on our way home. Will check in later.

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All But The Shopping

The annual meeting is pretty much complete, except for the Tuesday-morning “it’s on sale, it’s such a bargain, I really ought to read it” impulse purchases at the book display. My response to Dale’s paper went well, but it’s on … Continue reading

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