It finally feels like fall!
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT HOME/SCHOOL/LIFE
Sometimes in late October that back-to-school enthusiasm fades and break still seems too far away, and you just need a little extra inspiration. When that happens, these 8 little adjustments can make your everyday a little happier.
A homeschool morning meditation: I want to let today be just what it is, one moment at a time, accepting the bright parts and the hard parts as they come.
I think you know it’s going to be a good Library Chicken week when you’ve got Holmes/Stoker feminist steampunk detectives and harmonizing decapitated cadaver heads who need a little assistance from a 7th-grade lab assistant. (Don’t worry, I still found books to grumble about.)
one year ago: Shelli considers the differences in homeschooling 2nd grade the second time around
two years ago: Molly on the pleasures and challenges of grounded life
three years ago: Learn more about the wild life of Teddy Roosevelt
four years ago: Shelli thinks about the ways homeschooling has encouraged her to pursue her own learning goals
LINKS I LIKED
OK, I have always loved the Chronicles of Prydain more than other fantasy series, and I guess now I know why. It’s existentialist fantasy!
I would never teach a history class with just Howard Zinn — but I would never teach a U.S history class without him either. This is a lovely tribute to what makes his history work so relevant and important — maybe now more than ever.
I love this roundup of black folklore books — I’m bumping a couple of these to the top of my reading list.
Relevant to my interests: Holy Spirits: The Power and Legacy of America's Female Spiritualists (I could have also put this in the next section because I did not know this piece of Sojourner Truth’s story)
Doesn’t somebody want to road trip with me to Texas to see the Edward Carey exhibit at the Austin Central Library Gallery?
This was captivating: Climate change is melting glaciers in the Swiss Alps — and one woman’s long-missing parents were finally discovered because of it.
THINGS I DIDN’T KNOW BUT NOW I DO
How to tell how realistic a made-up language is
I am a person of extreme discernment and top-notch taste — or a sociopath. What does your favorite Shakespearean play say about you?