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  • Actual happiness looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand. - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
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    "Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the stars and the mountains above. Let them look at the waters and the trees and flowers on Earth. Then they will begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education." -David Polis
  • "Above all, do not lose your desire to walk: every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness; I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it... but by sitting still, and the more one sits still, the closer one becomes to feeling ill... Thus if one just keeps walking, everything will be all right." -Soren Kierckgaard
  • Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. - Albert Camus
  • How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. Annie Dillard

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December 03, 2011



It sure looked like a sucessful day at the fair!
Levi and Si, you did a great job with the signs, very professional!! Si, the cupcakes looked delicious and Levi, I wish I had a cup of your hot chocolate right now!


This is just amazing! Way to go boys! I am so envious of your little homeschooling group. What a fantastic opportunity for the boys. Their signs are just adorable, the fancy writing from Levi and the snowmen sign from Lias, just fantastic and very effective! Great job Shutty Family!


What an awesome many lessons!! I want to buy a snowman!! love al

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