Egyptians and Their Eye Makeup

We’ve seen all the statues, busts and pictures of the Ancient Egyptians.  Who hasn’t noticed the very thick eye makeup worn by both men and women?  Turns out, there’s a good reason for it.

Cleopatra’s Eye Makeup

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Thoughtful Thursday – April 28, 2011

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
~John Dewey

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Thoughtful Thursday – April 14, 2011

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.

~Anthony J. D’Angelo

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Thoughtful Thursday – March 31, 2011

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character & courage by taking away men’s initiative & independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.”

~Abraham Lincoln

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Thoughtful Thursday – March 24, 2011

If I do not have the ability to educate my children after 13 years in the public school system, why should I send them there?

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Kahn Academy

I ran across a site this weekend that you may or may not know if.  If you know of this site, you’ll know how awesome it is.  You’ll know that it has tons of free videos on all kinds of different topics.  You’ll also know that it has a bunch of exercises that progress as your proficiency increases.

If you don’t know of this site, well now you do.  So, go check it out!

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Adventures in Biology

Known to some as “Blech!!” (If you have an extraordinarily weak stomach or just don’t like gross things in general, I’d advise you to skip this post.  Consider yourself warned.)

Today marked a milestone at Eastern Wind Academy – my oldest started dissection!  We started out small – literally!  Behold, the earthworm.

We started out by assembling all of our supplies.  I got a great kit from Home Science Tools for a really reasonable price.  This site is awesome!

My guys with the earthworm wondering when Mom’s going to stop taking pictures and get the show on the road.

Pinning down the earthworm.  Poor, poor wormy….

Ready to go!

This is after we cut the bottom half of the worm open.  There’s not much to these guys so basically it was just an intestine.


Remind me, again, why we did this right before lunch….

Cutting open the rest of the wormy.  My vet tech skills finally come in handy after 10 years out of the field….

The kids were totally into it after the initial gross-ness wore off.

Looks like something out of a horror movie…

Worm brain!

Command and Control of the worm.  Circulatory and nervous systems and the top half of the digestive tract.

Here’s my boys wondering when we get to do more.


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