While sorting books, I came across Debra Bell's The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling and starting thinking about vocabulary and vocabulary building as it relates to communication, education, writing and editing. The following section, taken from page 23, fascinates me: Care to hazard a guess as to the sources of each of these vocabulary lists? LIST … [Read more...]
What’s Your Story?
In the Steven Spielberg film "Amistad," there's a scene where John Quincy Adams (played by Anthony Hopkins) talks with a fictional character named Mr. Jodson (played by Morgan Freeman) about who the Africans on the "Amistad" really are. Someone published the dialogue from that scene in an essay both here and here, so I pulled from that source to post it. The interaction … [Read more...]
6 Questions to Ask Yourself
I like to explore why I make certain choices or feel strongly about various issues. So I find that a few questions like these get me thinking and writing and praying. Sometimes I use variations on these questions with my friends, generating some interesting discussion. I'd love to sit and have tea with you so we could explore these six questions. They're not only great … [Read more...]