March 28, 2013 § 5 Comments


As many of my longtime readers know, I occasionally fall victim to the manufactured educational expectations of contemporary America and begin to have doubts about our ability to educate the boys at home.

Yesterday, watching them make bows while tending our little white trash backyard sugarin’ rig as the chickens pecked at whatever struck their bird-brained fancy, was not one of those occasions.

Increasingly, I am coming to understand that any doubt in our ability to educate Fin and Rye is nothing more than a loss of trust. Not only in myself, but also in the boys.

I can deal with not trusting myself. But not trusting my kids? That, my friends, is inexcusable.




§ 5 Responses to Multitasking

  • mindweapon says:

    Great stuff, Ben. Make sure you teach them math and physics though.

    • Ben Hewitt says:

      Oh, definitely. For instance: If you have 40 gallons of sap and want to make one gallon of syrup, how much will you need to boil away?

      And: If you shoot 12 arrows into a field of overgrown grass, which trajectory is most likely to ensure that you’ll lose all but 2 of them?

      • mindweapon says:

        the sap problem sounds like a molarity problem. chemistry of maple syrup would be interesting.

        the trajectory problem probably involves calculus — the area under a curve.

  • Heather Main says:

    Who would we be if we didn’t occasionally second guess ourselves and assess course?

    Your ideas are beneficial and your writing is terrific. Thank you.

    • Ben Hewitt says:

      Hey Heather,

      Great to hear from you. Thanks for the note and say hi to everyone! Hope to see ya’ll soon.

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