Update 61: Aww. A big sis who loves her younger siblings and doesn't write them off as "pests," as many do these days. Happy Belated Birthday, Charity!
Update 62: Unlike moi, Dr. Brian Ray liked Ilana Mercer's boyz-n-school column. He wrote her a nice note, even.
Update 63: (Still more fodder for that ongoing masculinity debate.) Norah Vincent has written sensibly about higher ed. Of late, though, she's known for putting a great deal of time and effort into becoming a straight man. (Norah is gay.) But it's not what you think. Weirdly original and just plain weird, it's the current non-fiction book with the mo.' (Caution: 'Adult themes,' as they say in those movie reviews when they don't want the kiddies dealing with age-inappropriate content.)
Update 64: The results of a statewide survey commissioned by the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs:
Do you favor or oppose the right of parents to homeschool their children?
Source: Cole Hargrave Snodgrass & Associates, telephone interviews of 400 registered voters in the state of Oklahoma, January 22-24, 2006.
Update 65: A word about daughters and education comes courtesy of Chad Degenhart, homeschool dad and serious agrarian, who consistently manages to write about the counterculture in a thoughtful manner. No small feat.
Update 66: A family business, based in Montana, where the product is custom-made guns. Go here.
Update 67: Andrea Yates pleaded "innocent by reason of insanity." Huh? The reporter must have meant "not guilty by reason of insanity." Yates sure ain't morally innocent.
Update 68: A lefty student at ultra-liberal Sarah Lawrence college writes, with flair, an honest column about his NEA card-carrying dad - the illegal immigration activist. HT:Peter B.
Update 69: Super Bowl XL features a Samson. The Steelers' Troy Polamalu is also nicknamed the "Tasmanian Devil." But off-the-field he's a gentle man and devoted husband who cares deeply about the state of his soul. The Ironman says the safety is the heart and soul of Pittsburgh's team.