Monday, February 23, 2015

Nature Nearby: February Edition

I haven't managed to get a good photo of the Bald Eagles fishing from ice floes in the Hudson this year, but they are out there! Here are some shots of the majestic frozen Hudson:











Even on days when it's miserabe to be outside, we try to make sure our backyard birds have something to eat. This little junco is waiting for us to fill the feeders.


Stay warm!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Rendering Unto Caesar

We're taking a break from college level history and high school science to do something tedious but necessary. I'm teaching my kid how to take a standardized test, as it is the year of required state sponsored stupidity here. If I had my way, we would never ever waste time on this, but I will grudgingly render unto Caesar... I'm just glad homeschoolers are still free to mostly avoid this nonsense. I know what my kid knows, and what he needs to work on. I don't need a test to tell me that. But if it will keep TPTB out of our hair and leave us free to work at Mikro's level the rest of the time, I guess I can spare a week or two for this frivolous and inane dreck... Bah, Humbug!