The Two R’s in February

The Two R’s in February. My little first grader came home with a list of the months of the year to memorize.  He was repeating them to me in their order and spelling them.  I corrected him with his mistaken spelling of the second month. He pronounced it again with… Continue reading

Mountain Tables and Frozen Sea Sands

The rich green Blue Ridge Mountains in early summer make magnificent forests. The canopies are thick with mature trees. Where it is dark, the ferns grow on the forest floor. Paths run through these mountains — from little off-shoot trails to the 2200 mile Appalachian Trail. So, we could not… Continue reading

Dinosaurs and the Flood

Fascination with dinosaurs is common, even among children in the Philippines. Questions about when they existed, why we don’t see them, and what happened “back then” is a part of many conversations in which I have participated. Just a little dinner among some young men at the site of a Philippine… Continue reading