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    Filed at 6:27 am under by dcobranchi

    Helen and Traci Merritt have already clued y’all in to this new series of articles on home education. I don’t want to beat a dead horse, so I’d like to change the subject a bit. THE WRITING! Ugh! My eyes! Check out this (buried) lede:

    Across this vast nation, a trend is taking shape that began in the 1980s with a handful of dedicated parents who felt it best for their children to be removed from the educational systems of the country in favor of the mother and/or father educating them at home.

    That’s Bulwer-Lytton material, there.

    It seems it’s awards season, so I’m going to start another one– Worst Writing in a Home Education Piece. Nominations will be taken until Dec. 1, 2006 with the “winner” announced at the end of the year. In this early going, Bob Haney looks like he’ll be a strong contender. Oh, if you you want, I’ll take suggestions for a snappy nickname for the contest.

    4 Responses to “IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT”

    Comment by
    December 3rd, 2005
    at 8:17 am

    Once again reading your blog has been educational, Daryl! I always thought that “dark and stormy night” stuff originated with Snoopy… 😉

    Comment by
    December 3rd, 2005
    at 8:40 am

    I was going to suggest the Snoopy Award…

    Comment by
    December 3rd, 2005
    at 9:24 am

    That line is on PBS’s “Reading Between the Lions”. My kids and I are also saying it to each other, pausing for effect (like there is something else coming) and then repeating it. LOL

    Comment by
    December 3rd, 2005
    at 11:09 am

    LOL … It’s posts, like this one, that motivated moi to nominate you for “Most Snark” in the Spunkies. (But since she didn’t have that category, I had to settle for “best humor.”)