Wingfeather Saga #2: North! Or Be Eaten!

-SPOILER FREE- When CS Lewis wrote Narnia, he wasn't really writing fantasy - he was playing with "dressed rabbits" - a style of anthropomorphizing pastoral animals and mythic creatures (like centaurs) so as to give the story a magical setting. Basically, however, the creatures all followed rules that were fairly basic to regular humans and … Continue reading Wingfeather Saga #2: North! Or Be Eaten!

Wingfeather Saga #3 & #4: Monster in the Hollows & Warden and the Wolf King

-SPOILER FREE- I could not review the third book in the series, Monster in the Hollows, simply because I wasted few minutes between reading it and reading this one. While I have the big picture items clear between the two, the story just flows so much together that I have a hard time separating them … Continue reading Wingfeather Saga #3 & #4: Monster in the Hollows & Warden and the Wolf King

Great Courses Company: How Colors Affect You

A Resource Review by Sara Masarik This Great Courses Company course, How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals, was absolutely fascinating. Parts of it are very family friendly and parts of it require parental discretion. Depending on the ages of your children and how much exposure you want them to have to the primal instincts … Continue reading Great Courses Company: How Colors Affect You

Great Courses Company: How To Draw

This course, How To Draw, broke my  heart. A phenomenal instructor with excellent technique and compelling style, he truly helped my children (aged 4, 6 and 8 at time of viewing) to understand a considerable amount of drawing technique and appreciation for materials and tools. My kids are not particularly artistic and so their "art" … Continue reading Great Courses Company: How To Draw

The Great Courses are… Great!

A Resource Review Post by Sara Masarik Over 25 years ago, Tom Rollins, a Harvard Law student was unprepared for an exam. He found a videotape series that would help him acquire the material efficiently. When he began to watch the video lecture series, he was surprised, impressed and inspired. The video lectures by Professor … Continue reading The Great Courses are… Great!