Academic, Opinion

Universal Basic Income: Humanity’s Revolving Path Forward

The following essay was written February 9, 2020 (on the verge of but prior to Andrew Yang's presidential race drop-out, the coronavirus pandemic, and the crash of the U.S./world economy) for my government class. Although Senator Mitch McConnell has taken credit for this idea (following Mitt Romney and others), the points made in this article and by Andrew Yang remain applicable, perhaps now more than ever.

2e, Gifted, Personal

A Multipotentialife: Oysters, Shakespeare, and a Variety of Jobs

FALSTAFF: I will not lend thee a penny.PISTOL: Why then the world's mine oyster / Which I with sword will open.from The Merry Wives Of Windsor by William Shakespeare In other words: "The world is your oyster." William Shakespeare sure knew a thing or two about language. Actually, he knew a thing or two about a… Continue reading A Multipotentialife: Oysters, Shakespeare, and a Variety of Jobs

Gifted, Homeschooling, Opinion

Modeling Healthy Balance by Modeling Healthy Behaviors

"I've learned how to be a cycle-breaker and how to become a positive parent. By doing so, I am modeling healthy balance by first modeling healthy behavior. We've all got to start somewhere."

2e, Gifted, Homeschooling

That One Topic Just Too Weird for Even Those Weird Homeschoolers

After a couple months of mulling it over, I finally worked up enough nerve to ask this lovely, incredibly supportive group of homeschoolers for recommendations on a topic my son has been bugging me about for several years now. Don't be silly, Stacie. You can ask homeschoolers anything! Most of them are so open-minded and… Continue reading That One Topic Just Too Weird for Even Those Weird Homeschoolers

Opinion

Said vs. Stated: Irritating Nuances of Language Usage

In my former legal assistant profession, I dealt with many shades of people--some so colorful they would make a rainbow appear drab. These same people were usually the ones who used language that grated on my nerves. Let me clarify. I'm not specifically talking about precise use of language ("smart" vs. "intelligent" vs. "clever"). Yes,… Continue reading Said vs. Stated: Irritating Nuances of Language Usage

Homeschooling, Opinion

Secular Christian Homeschooling: It’s My Thing But It Certainly Doesn’t Have To Be Yours

Secular Christian Homeschooling--that's really a thing? I have no idea. But if not, consider me revolutionary. I am a Christian. However, I also believe in separation of religion and education (or, if you prefer, "church and state," but since I no longer adhere to the state-run educational system, maybe that's not so accurate). Specifically in… Continue reading Secular Christian Homeschooling: It’s My Thing But It Certainly Doesn’t Have To Be Yours

Homeschooling, Opinion

Ditch the Deviations

I'm so over purveyors of popular penny-pinching perfectionist ploys. I've been reading all the blogs. I subscribe to all the newsletters. You know the ones. Do this and your kids will be healthy, perfect angels who don't spazz out on sugar crack, and your skin and hair will be shiny and luxurious, and your home… Continue reading Ditch the Deviations

Writing Tips

Author Q&A: Audrey Wick on FINDING TRUE NORTH

As promised, below is my first author Q&A with Audrey Wick on her book, Finding True North. Thank you again, Audrey! Hi, Stacie! It’s such a pleasure to be a guest on your blog. I’ve always enjoyed our chats about books and writing, and now your blog audience gets to peek into one of our… Continue reading Author Q&A: Audrey Wick on FINDING TRUE NORTH