In our big Enlightenment madness competition at Jason’s school this week, it came down to Swift (“A Modest Proposal”) versus Swift (Gulliver’s Travels), and it was so fun to listen to all the arguments about why Samuel Johnson Dictionary was more representative of the Enlightenment than Hogarth’s “A Harlot’s Progress” — and vice versa. It was the highlight of my week — well, that and the latkes.
What’s happening at home/school/life
It’s our giant mythology reading list!
Maggie has some tips to bring community service and project-based learning to your language arts classes. (It’s like the homeschool trifecta!)
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Links I liked
THIS. I have seen so many beloved magazines shut down over the past decades: Sassy, Mademoiselle, Gourmet, Blueprint, and now Glamour. And while I get it —the world changes and especially the media world — it feels even sadder not to give these magazines the real goodbye they deserve.
Relevant to my interests: Co-parenting with Lord Byron
Also relevant to my interests: The Victorian occultist accused of killing men with her mind
This made me laugh so hard.
Things I didn’t know but now I do
What’s making me happy
The Art Institute of Chicago has made its archives open access, and they are AMAZING.
This “Honest Diversity in Tech Report.”
These awesome Hanukkah cards.
This Totoro hoodie. (I’m so excited to see my Ghibli lover’s face when she opens this!)
These out-of-control snickerdoodles.
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