All previous sessions (save one that had an Easter break) have been six days per week for six straight weeks.
(When I say it’s intense, I’m not joking!) This spring, however, I’m going to need to chop it to bits.
There’s really no way around it: between my speaking schedule and Holy Week, we’re going to need to take some weeks off.For those of you who wanted to do spring, but don’t want the dragged-out version, you’ll need to take a different session (maybe summer?).
On the other hand, for those of you who feared you couldn’t keep up with the intensity, this might be perfect.
The weeks off mid-session will give you plenty of time to catch up before starting new weeks.I’m still toying with the schedule, but thought I’d warn you since I knew some of you were mentally planning for spring.Remember, if you want to be the first to know about CMBC, you need to be on the waiting list. :: 3 ::Two more new books arrived in the mail this week.
I’d forgotten I’d ordered them, so it felt like Christmas! • Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood • Atomic Habits •I’m a fan of both Oliver Sacks as well as James Clear, so pretty happy about these.
I’ll share my thoughts as I get a chance.What are you reading? :: 4 :: Today is the LAST DAY to get in on the Morning Time Plans Annual Subscription.
If you want to farm out Circle Time planning, this is for you! :: 5 ::This month in 2011:Seven years ago, one of my daughters dropped a glass bowl.
This post is about how a story saved the day. :: 6 ::This week’s links collection:WILLIAMS: The Electoral College Debate from The Daily WireOur Founders gave us a republic … if we can keep it.
I prefer to keep it, thankyouverymuch.If someone says something about us being a democracy, please correct them.
Tell them it’s a republic — they might be hearing this for the first time — and urge them to discover why democracies are unstable and why republics were preferred when our government was designed.China’s hidden camps from BBC NewsLong … and disturbing.The Daily Mail Snopes Story And Fact Checking The Fact Checkers from ForbesI wasn’t aware people still thought Snopes was reliable. Get the (almost) weekly digest!Weekly encouragement, direct to your inbox, (almost) every Saturday.Success! Now check your email to confirm your subscription.
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Comments Becky saysOctober 28, 2018 at 4:04 pmChina scares me! I have been boycotting Chinese goods for many years.
Do you know the suicidal rate for women is 1 in 5! I didn’t know they disliked the Muslims as well as Christians.
Interesting!Thank you for the heads up on homeopathy.
I will definitely have to sign the petition for it! I still feel like a newby at it, but my neighbor has taught me how to make my own remedies.
Pretty easy!Someday I do hope to do your boot camp but we have pathetic internet…so for now I am reading Fill These Hearts by West (about God, sexuality and our deepest desires), Good Music Brighter Children (how good classical music is for the brain!), poems every Catholic should know (just the introduction is worth it😉), introduction to the devout life by de Sales ( I hope and pray his words go deep!) And Ourselves by CM ( my oldest gets to read her this year! I can’t put down fictional novels very well during school…Thanks for the great links!Reply Annie Kate saysOctober 27, 2018 at 5:38 pmThanks for the BBC link.
That is horrifying.
I am under the impression that Christians are facing increasing persecution as well, but not like this.
I keep up with the Early Rain Church which is often in the limelight as it seems to represent underground Chinese churches.Reply Dawn Duran saysOctober 27, 2018 at 3:45 amYES! Loved the link to The Electoral College Debate, my friend.
Such a great article – and your descriptive teaser was perfect!I didn’t understand the republic vs.
democracy distinction until fairly recently thanks to the rhetoric emphasizing democracy above all else that abounds in modern culture.
It took reading Russell Kirk’s Roots of American Order to set me straight.
When he discussed the failure of the Greek democratic system I felt like my whole world changed.Reply rahime saysOctober 27, 2018 at 12:15 amI love Oliver Sacks and Uncle Tungsten has been on my to-read list for YEARS, but I haven’t read it yet.
I did a bit of a Sacks binge earlier in the year and read a handful that I hadn’t gotten to, including Hallucinations, River of Consciousness and On the Move.I’m currently wrapping up Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes and recently finished The Case Against Sugar (as if I needed any more evidence there) by the same author, Attending by Ronald Epstein and Doing Harm by Maya Dusenbery.
All four were interesting/thought provoking, though I think the latter 3 didn’t say much I didn’t already know, at least in a broad sense.Reply Sharron saysOctober 26, 2018 at 2:44 pmSnopes.
To my shame probably, I hardly keep up with current events at all, so I wasn’t aware people didn’t still trust snopes.
What puzzled me about this article was how does it’s author expect anyone to find employees who do not have personal bias, politically or otherwise? Wouldn’t that be next to impossible? And just because an employee has his own opinions and beliefs, does that mean he is unable to stick to facts?Reply ✕Get the (almost) weekly digest!Weekly encouragement, direct to your inbox, (almost) every Saturday.Success! Now check your email to confirm your subscription.
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