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  1. Airbornebob

    Naval Battles

    When I last check the score on Sunday, we were ahead and it was after midnight GMT, making it Monday... I dont get it?
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    Homeschooling: No Tie Required

    There is a local association of homeschooling parents here, that puts together special events and field trips catered for the homeschooling child. We have dances, go to sporting events, plays, museums, and other local events. It's a great way to get the kids together and for us parents to share experience and problems. Not to mention, that a network of parents, similar to a PTA, is beneficial when it comes time to look for new curriculum for the next year, we have a lending library that is totally free, or at least very reduced prices on books and teaching aids.
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    Homeschooling: No Tie Required

    Great comments, and I totally agree. Here in Tennessee there are various methods and options to choose from. Our church sponsors a great series of classes for the middle school and high school age kids specifically designed for math, history, and science. There are online seminar formatted classes available also, along with a plethora of other formats. Your description of the time management aspect is the largest benefit for us as homeschool parents. As we work with the guidelines established with the state (180 days, with 4 hours a day) we tailor the schedule with many events and family activities. Standardized testing here is required after 5th grade, so we have one more year before move to that challenge, but like you mentioned, one light bulb to light is a lot easier to teach to than 25+!
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    Dad Live Tweets His Son Trying to Sneak Girl Out of House

    Since the son was 18, and the age of the girl is unknown (I would assume NOT 18) then there is hell to pay if she is under 18. Don't want me kid, step son or not, charged with statutory rape!
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    Gillette & "Toxic" masculinity

    I too have problems as mentioned above, and feel that the moment "we" as men lost our masculinity was when treating women as equals, men felt it was necessary to assume a more feminine posture and role. "Getting in touch with our feminine side" never rang true with me, we are MEN, there should be no feminine side. THere should be a more caring side, a more understanding and mentoring side, BUT not a feminine side!! We should show respect for all individuals, men and women, we have moved beyond the cave, but it should mean we should live in the doghouse either!
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    Whiskey Recommendations

    I always drink my single malt with two Ice cubes....Like my grandfather would say: "Fine wine needs to breathe in air, but a good whiskey can breathe underwater!!"
  7. Homeschooling - The Stay at Home Dad Solution When you hear someone say, "We're Homeschooling our child," what images go through your head? For me it was kids running around in homespun clothes, eating organic oatmeal out of hand-carved bowls. But upon further inspection, I realized homeschooling is an option that fit our situation perfectly for our family, and we didn’t have to learn how to operate a loom or anything! A little background on me first. I was 56 when I left the workforce consisting of 3 different careers (Military, Restaurant Management, and Radio Production) and my wife became a Nurse Practitioner. Our daughter was entering the 2nd Grade in a school system that was below average on many levels. Good friends of ours were homeschooling their 4 kids and showed us how simple it is to get started. I have the temperament and patience to be a teacher (I had often thought of becoming one) and now I had the time to do it! Requirements to Legally Homeschool In many states there are just a few rules or guidelines, this site is a good source to learn about your state. : https://hslda.org/content/laws/ In my state, Tennessee, the main requirements are 4 hours a day for 180 days a year. More on that in a minute. Most states require that you become a member of some sort of umbrella organization that reports attendance and grades to your local school board. These can vary from stand-alone organizations to church groups and the like. For a nominal fee, membership allows you to obtain the next step: Curriculum. Sounds daunting, but really simple, "curriculum" is what your child will be studying. There is a plethora of curriculums available from Kindergarten to High School provided by your umbrella organization, or from numerous agencies and companies. A quick Google search will give you a good start. I chose Veritas Press for most of the subjects I teach; Math, English, and Spelling. How does it Work? Now that on itself is simple to follow, but the real joy, and source of so much flexibility, is the 4 hours a day/180 days a year requirement. It can be any four hours, consecutively, broken up, at any time. Is your child into sports? Practice and games count towards those four hours. Shopping with the kiddos at Walmart? Have them add up the total, guess what, that counts! Go to Sunday school?...that counts too! There is soo much we do that can count towards the school day. It's the flexibility that has proven to be the so gratifying as a parent. You don't need school uniforms, I call our school PJ Academy because that's our school uniform, there are no In-Service days, you can pick your vacations and time off. No need for Doctors notes and there are no fundraising candy, wrapping paper or lawn chairs to sell!! And the very best part of it all? Spending quality time with your kids! There is nothing so rewarding than to see an alien concept (Math or Adjectives) being understood by your child!! You can decide what and how your child is taught. You are in control. Is that to say you can skip math altogether, teach Zorastic Fundamentalism instead of science… No. Keep in mind that as long as you stay at or above the minimum requirements for the state, you good to go. Working with your umbrella organization will get you started in the right direction. Details, Details, Details In future articles, I will discuss the issues brought up by the naysayers...OOhhh your child will never be socialized....What about standardized tests?.... What about team sports? I will happily cover those topics soon! All in good time, all in good time.
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    Gale League

    Way to go gents!!
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    HAPA_CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN!

    Is the next one going to be called the Hapa New Year Event!?
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    What are you currently reading?

    L. Ron Hubbard's "crowning" achievement??!! I found the book even harder to read than watching the movie....
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    Avengers: End Game - Trailers

    I'm hyperventilating!!! April is too far away!!....
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    Free Destiny 2

    I joined DHO Clan with no problems...seems to be plenty to conduct some co-op play.. Im also at level 20 after three days
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    Free Destiny 2

    I dl'd last night..looks fun so far!!
  14. Airbornebob

    Buying a home

    On the bright side, getting the "addendum" to your divorce decree will protect you later down the line if your ex decides that she wants back child support from the date you retired. THe notarized agreement would not protect you in some courts, so this is a good thing.
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