Weekend Web Wandering – September 17, 2016

We’ve had a busy September. Because I’ve been reading (of course) but not posting I’ve got a lot of links saved and we’d better get right to them.

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  • I remember seeing ITT Technical Institute commercials as a child. I can’t say I ever thought much about them, but the news that ITT Tech is Closing caught my eye. I’m not sure exactly what I think about the whole “for profit” colleges situation, but I know that I think higher education, the costs, and the benefits, are a discussion we really need to be having.
  • Make Memorization Easier with Songs, Jingles, and Chants from Classically Homeschooling. Sara has put together a fantastic resource list here.
  • Learning Latin Like Nat Bowditch from Family Style Schooling. I love this concept! (Betsy has other great Latin learning resources too!Click here to visit Family Style Schooling.)
  • What Can Homeschoolers Learn from Traditional Schools? An Interview with Cindy Rollins by David Kern at CiRCE Institute. Thought-provoking.
  • Multi-potential-ite by Nadene at Practical Pages. This has applications for our homeschool, but I also found it encouraging for myself. I’m not a specialist. I’m interested in and want to know All. The. Things. In our current culture, that sometimes makes me feel like a failure, because I’m in my mid-thirties and haven’t found my One True Calling in life which will completely fulfill me and also allow me to earn Big Bucks. Anyway, it’s reassuring to know there’s a TED talk saying I’m not alone.
  • Have I mentioned that I really want to start a church library for our church? This post explains some of the reasons why the idea has become increasingly important to me: Church Libraries as Antidote.



  • This is heartbreaking: The Sandy Hook Hoax by Reeves Wiedeman in New York Magazine. My family was talking last week about the prevalence of conspiracy theories now. I sympathize with the tendency: I also tend to see connections and motivations everywhere. But conspiracy theories are not a harmless pastime. Real people are really being hurt with this idiocy. And no matter what your political views, Truth ought to be our goal.
  • Thought-provoking: Debunking the Income Inequality Fallacy by John Glenn for The Federalist. Simplistic answers are not helpful, but the discussion needs to happen.
  • The anniversary of 9/11 brought out some ridiculous opinion pieces, primarily one that claimed this is “Flight 93 Election”. Jonah Goldberg took that idea apart:Is This a ‘Flight 93’ Election? Ben Howe weighed in too. And so did Rachel Lu.

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  1. The whole ITT Tech thing has me concerned. What constitutes a fair price for earning a degree? There are many non-profit schools that charge exorbitant fees for degrees that many would deem unnecessary. I think I would like to know more. The whole thing makes me feel like the government is picking winners and losers.

    • I agree. Ohio (where we live) is the 4th highest public college cost in the nation. Higher education is a bubble waiting to burst, I think.