Survive Homeschooling During COVID-19

Well, I guess you’re reading this because you’re locked in your house right now due to COVID-19, the coronavirus, the toilet paper crisis, whatever you want to call it. After watching your kids–or, honestly, yourself–run in circles, jump off the walls, and basically do anything that is the opposite of schoolwork, you probably would agree… Read More

Audiobooks – A Busy Reader’s Blessing

I’m a slow reader. Scratch that. I’m a reader who likes to take her time. There, that sounds a bit more reassuring. In today’s society, it’s hard to be a slow reader. Whether you’re a student who’s assigned 12 books a semester, someone who has a job involving heavy research, or just an average Joe trying… Read More

Shakespeare Savvy – Visual Guides Save Lives

“And nothing is, but what is not.” – William Shakespeare, “Macbeth” Doth you knoweth the phrase above? Perhaps you have an idea… or maybe you’ve completely given up on the English language entirely. Don’t worry, I get it. Shakespeare is definitely a man of many talents (one of those talents, being a great confusion to… Read More

Learning History through Gaming – “Valiant Hearts: The Great War”

Rarely do we get a game that can blend fiction with reality so seamlessly. Ubisoft’s “Valiant Hearts: The Great War” does just that. Taking place from 1914 to 1917 in war-torn Europe, Valiant Hearts follows the story of four characters: Emile (a father who is drafted to serve in the French army), Karl (son-in-law to… Read More

Herman Melville

“I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing.” — Moby-Dick, or The Whale

R.J. Palacio

“I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.” — Wonder