Friday, May 30, 2003 in I Forgot To Pick A Category

what a weekend ahead!

My mom’s parents are up again, so you know what that means. A really funny journal entry come Monday.

If I recover enough to write it.

Friday, May 30, 2003 in I Forgot To Pick A Category

In the news

I came across this news story recently (and had a devil of a time finding it again) which states that:

“Young, pre-literate children should have no access to computers. Period.”

and:

“After having looked at much of the same research, I say a child should not have significant access to electronic media until he/she is fully literate, meaning the child reads fairly fluently, and with comprehension, at a fifth-grade level and is at least 10.”

and even:

“This father does not understand that not all productivity is equal, that the medium in which a child is being productive makes all the difference.”
“As for “extreme” and the idea that anything is okay in moderation, I will simply point out that a moderate amount of something damaging is damaging.”

Discuss!

Friday, May 30, 2003 in I Forgot To Pick A Category

How it All Began

In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a young wife by the name of Dot. And Dot Com was a comely woman, broad of shoulder and long of leg. Indeed, she had been called Amazon Dot Com.
She said unto Abraham, her husband, “Why dost thou travel far from town to town with thy goods when thou can trade without ever leaving thy tent?”

And Abraham did look at her as though she were several saddle bags short of a camel load, but simply said, “How, Dear?”

And Dot replied, “I will place drums in all the towns and drums in between to send messages saying what you have for sale and they will reply telling you which hath the best price. And the sale can be made on the drums and delivery made by Uriah’s Pony Stable (UPS).”

Abraham thought long and decided he would let Dot have her way with the drums. The drums rang out and were an immediate success. Abraham sold all the goods he had at the top price, without ever moving from his tent.

But this success did arouse envy. A man named Maccabia did secret himself inside Abraham’s drum and was accused of insider trading.

And the young men did take to Dot Com’s trading as doth the greedy horsefly take to camel dung.

They were called: Nomadic Ecclesiastical Rich Dominican Siderites, or NERDS for short.

And lo, the land was so feverish with joy at the new riches and the deafening sound of drums that no one noticed that the real riches were going to the drum maker, one Brother William of Gates, who bought up every drum company in the land. And indeed did insist on making drums that would work only with Brother Gates’ drumheads and drumsticks.

Dot did say, “Oh, Abraham, what we have started is being taken over by others.”

And as Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel, or as it came to be known “eBay” he said, “We need a name that reflects what we are,” and Dot replied, “Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner Operators.”

“YAHOO”, said Abraham.

And that is how it all began. It wasn’t Al Gore after all.

Thursday, May 29, 2003 in I Forgot To Pick A Category

happy thursday. bite me.

You know, sometimes I am a quiet blogger because even I tire of hearing myself say I’m so tired. A body can only cope so long on 6 solid hours of sleep. (ha! and then there’s the dozing off and on for a couple more hours!)

Anyway. It’s been real interesting see what people bookmark. 😀 I also had the brilliant idea to (doh) go back in my own weblog to see what I posted! Now there’s a way to gather links…

Usually I do groceries today, but I’ll do them tonight, so I’ll be around. If I’m quiet, just ding me or something. Still don’t have Yahoo up and running.

I just remembered a blurb I read about the No Child Left Behind act in the US and teachers are nervous because (gasp) they have to show proficiency in the subject they are teaching! Wow, who’d a thunk it? (rolls eyes) Wish I had a link…

Here’s some homeschooling-related blogs I came across lately, mostly keeping tabs on news stories.

Le Sabot Poste-Moderne
Homeschooling Revolution
hey, a blog kinda like mine! but with more stuff the kids are doing!
alma mater

Wednesday, May 28, 2003 in I Forgot To Pick A Category

oops!

I totally had nothing to blog about yesterday. Eh, was in a bad mood anyway. Now I am trying to set up all my lost bookmarks & email again. Feel free to leave your favourite links to anything (family-safe), or your link page. 🙂
I also have to go back thru the old comments to find some links I didn’t have anywhere. *sigh*

Monday, May 26, 2003 in I Forgot To Pick A Category

Monday, Monday

I wrote a journal entry. I am so out of the loop.