Love, War, and General William Tecumseh Sherman

Stilesboro, Georgia, home of the Stilesboro Chrysanthemum Show, is in Bartow County, Georgia. During the Civil War, General William Tecumseh Sherman and his troops came through Bartow County on their way to burn Atlanta and then burn a swath of Georgia on their March to the Sea. Before the war, Sherman was a student at West […]

500 Years

Today marks the 500th year since Martin Luther nailed 95 theses (or points of discussion) to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Throughout 2017, Germany has been celebrating Martin Luther and the Reformation that he began. The 500th anniversary of the Reformation has spawned more than 1,000 events in 100 places in Germany. It is somehow […]

An Affectionate Family

As I continue to study how Theodore and Mittie Roosevelt reared their children and homeschooled them, I keep finding more to emulate. I believe that their story can have a powerful impact in the lives of homeschooling families today. It can help them to say no to the pressure to recreate school and instead to become an affectionate family […]

My Brother, Theodore Roosevelt

I adore my brother, Steve. He is my only sibling. I remember the day he was born. When Daddy pushed me in a park swing, Steve was in the next swing down. When I was sleeping in the front seat of our Volkswagen bus on family vacation, Steve was sleeping in the cargo area in […]

Faith of President Eisenhower, Taught at His Parents’ Knees

The first time I remember paying attention to politics was when I was about six years old, and John F. Kennedy ran for President. The only thing I remember about that election was that Miss Willie, our elderly neighbor two doors down, didn’t like Kennedy. Isn’t that just like a little girl to remember something emotional? […]