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Daily Archives: August 1st, 2009

Why Do Cicadas Sing?

  Some people do not like the insistent drone of cicadas. Cicada-song grows intense in this part of the world in August. I consider it one of the greatest of nature’s sounds, comparable in beauty to waves hitting the shore. It drowns out man-made noise and calls to mind times past. Jean Henri Fabre, the 19th century French […]

Should Smart Women be Housewives?

  Jen writes: After reading several of your posts, I’m intensely curious to know how you believe the mother’s childrearing “cycle” should go. If a housewife/stay-at-home-mom places the utmost importance on education for their children, a HUGE reason for staying home to literally raise their own children, what would be the expectation for their children […]