An Invitation and a Promise

I don’t know about you, but I’m pooped. Yesterday was busy, busy, busy, and I haven’t caught up on my rest after the busyness of play practice and performances. I had anticipated some of the tasks I needed to do, but the day brought several that I wasn’t expecting. My guess is that many of you are […]

Getting Past Tragedy

Near Quebec City is beautiful Montmorency Falls. At 272 feet it is 99 feet taller than Niagara Falls. Nearby is elegant Manoir Montmorency restaurant, which we walked by as we hit the trail to the falls. The grounds nearby are, like so much of Quebec, beautifully landscaped. The falls were a short walk from where […]

A Once in 350 Years Opportunity

French carpenter Gaspard Boucher of the town Mortagne in the province of Perche landed in Quebec in 1634 or 1635. His oldest son Pierre was thirteen. Gaspard worked for Jesuits on their farm at Notre-Dame-des-Anges. Pierre received his education from the Jesuits. When Pierre was fifteen years old, he went to live with the Jesuits […]

Principles for Choosing Books for Your Children

One of the things I loved about homeschooling was going to the library and bringing home stacks of books. However, I do remember the difficulty of choosing those books. We had wonderful libraries when we lived in Urbana, Illinois. One highlight of our homeschooling there was a library program involving a reading Bingo card. One of […]