Add another city and country to the travel list: Kotor, Montenegro. Going through old emails, I found one from my sister Katie sharing a link for this amazing resort in Kotor, Aman Sveti Stefan. Secluded on its own island, the Aman resort in Kotor looks like paradise. Also worth looking at are the other Aman resorts, especially Amangiri in Utah. #goals
Assuming, for the sake of argument, that Vincent Foster’s death was a suicide, that suicide may have been precipitated by abuse from Hillary Clinton. Unfortunately, the FBI reports suggesting just that have gone missing. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:
Vince Foster was a mentor to Hillary when they worked together at the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock, Arkansas. When Bill was confirmed as the 42nd President of the United States on January 20, 1993, Foster took a role as his Deputy White House Counsel. 6 months later, to the day, Foster was found dead in Fort Marcy Park, along the Potomac River, of an apparent “suicide” resulting from a gun shot from a .38 caliber revolver.
Like a lot of things surrounding the Clintons, Foster’s “suicide” has always been shrouded in mystery. A few months ago, The Daily Mail interviewed former FBI agents Coy Copeland and Jim Clemente who…
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If you aren’t angry, you aren’t paying attention.
It’s a cliché of course, one of those tired phrases that appear again and again when the times merit it. But clichés keep showing up becuase they feel true. And as we approach the end of a summer that has been hot in too many ways, it feels especially true right now.
It doesn’t require much searching to discover we’ve had plenty to be angry about. It’s been a summer of loss – some of it fueled by prejudice, some of it enabled by our unwillingness to risk our comfort by living our convictions, but all of it heartbreaking.
It’s been a summer of anger – seen in the way we yell past each other, in the way we demand that everyone has it easier than we do, but most clearly epitomized in the depressing political moment we are living through that falls so…
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John Currin (JC) posted The new ship will replace two Navy ships – the HMNZS Manawanui, which is 40 years old and will be retired next year, and the hydrographic ship HMNZS Resolution, which was retired in 2012 https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/B_Yf4WczLRUBtmeU0m6z-lRVcjaADz8xRIxplslY9Q3rc213GdEhxnCCKC9tSJIMJl0ZOdrkxcCJCfHtpQ_GbpfxGMC7ffKUNksrAcNMiFxhJGrgFccYE4rZoXBjMctxmn380BiUOd8eMXqhYIHkNVTg=w506-h910 The new ship will replace two Navy ships ? the HMNZS Manawanui, which is 40 years old and will be retired next year, and the hydrographic ship HMNZS Resolution, which was retired in 2012.
New Navy ship confirmed by Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee ? National ? NZ Herald… on https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/115825952045606932363/communities/103957417019711849907
Today my youngest daughter starts her senior year homeschooling. (Although each child actually gets 13 years or grades of schooling before college – 12 normal grades and one year of advanced studies and special projects).
My oldest daughter is studying Marine Biology and she is minoring in Psychology but my youngest daughter wants to study Art and Media. Below are her homeschooling curriculum texts for the first semester of this year.
Science: The Biology Book plus the writings of Hippocrates
Religion: Dark Night of the Soul (Saint John of the Cross)
Philosophy: an excellent lecture series on Thomas Aquinas by Peter Kreeft (I took this lecture series myself.)
Literature: the short stories of Tolstoy and Chekhov
Business/Economics/Finance: The Road to Serfdom by Hayek
Mathematics: workbook plus the writings of Euclid
Art: she will be taking the FA Art and Painting Composition study course and reading from the book Stagecraft
She will also have her labs which will cover art, biology, chess, piano, and she has currently chosen to study Italian and Japanese. (She really likes Italian, and finds it easy, but Japanese she finds much harder than Korean. She says that so far Japanese is the hardest language she has studied or tried to master.)
She will also read one magazine per week and will watch a classic film about once every two weeks.
She will have her special projects for the year which we have yet to decide but will probably center around drama and theater.
Finally she is studying to take the SAT since the new state test hasn’t even returned her results yet and she took that test back in April I believe.