Saturday, April 30, 2005

Home Schoolers and a Question

Hello folks,

Here is a update on the recent series of articles done by the Illinois Leader about home schooling. Scott Thomas a "conservative" radio commentator, wrote this article to explain his views of homeschooling.

THOMAS: Home Schooling not a good idea for most

To which readers and bloggers responded.

GUEST OPINION: Home-Schoolers Respond to Thomas Column: 13 Letters

A list of bloggers responses is located here

Mr. Thomas responded Thursday with this article. In which he labeled home schoolers as "odd".

THOMAS: Not persuaded by home-schoolers arguments

Then on Friday, Mr Thomas fellow Talk show host Kevin McCullough weighed in. Boy, what an article!

MCCULLOUGH: In Defense of "Odd" Homeschoolers

My comments: Boy, was I happy to see Mr. McCulloughs article! I think that if Mr. Thomas were to meet some homeschoolers on a informal type basis and was allowed to get to know them, he would no longer consider them odd. As a matter of fact, I bet he would like them! When we(Homeschoolers) come out and attack an article, we almost always tend to alienate the other person and place them more fully in the enemy camp. What do you think about that issue? When we meet someone with different views should we attack their views with logic? Or should we choose to let "our light shine" through our lives as it were? I tend to think there is a time for both. If you see by the persons words that they are not "hard core" I think the lighter approach is best, whereas with a hard core person you should proclaim the truth for the benefits of others who may be undecided.

What are your thoughts?

The Blogging Boy Scout,

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Still Reading

Hello all,

I am still reading the books I told you about in yesterdays post and I have found them to be quite interesting. (Sean Hannity IS neat :-D) Here are some of the things going on right now in other parts of the blogosphere.

Daddy Pundit has a good post on Modesty

Agent Tim gives his thoughts on a encounter Voice in the Wilderness is going through right now.

Site News: After being added to ProLife Blogs the other day, I started wondering if any more people had linked to my humble spot of the blogosphere. To find out I turned to and Both sites let you as the blogger, find out what other bloggers have linked to you and in turn you can visit them! I have greatly enjoyed using both of these sites and would recommend them to any blogger!

Upcoming Articles:

Lawn mowing, Christian work ethic *In the works!
Astrology and Christian bloggers
My long-in-coming article on the separation of church and state

Well, That's all for now!
The Blogging Boy Scout,

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Library Trip today!

Hey Guys!

I really had a good day today. Our family went into town and we got to go by the library! I always enjoy stopping by there. Tis' such a wonderful place to learn new and useful things. :-) I am really looking forward to reading some of the books I found. Here are some of the Titles:

1."Deliver us from evil" Sean Hannity

I don't know much about this fellow other then he does "Hannity and Colmes". But from the looks of the book I think I will like it.

2."The Scopes Trail"

This one got to me, I tell you!

3."We the people"

About the constitution. :-D

4."The Supreme Court"

Never hurts to learn a little more about it these days, does it?

5. "Lincoln's Yarns and Tales"

This one looks like fun!

Well, that some of what I am reading right now!
Talk to you more tomorrow, Lord willing!
The Blogging Boy Scout,

Note: As I have not read all these books yet, this post does not stand as a recommendation for the books listed above.

Monday, April 25, 2005

A Homeschoolers Blog Roll

Hey Guys! is starting a Homeschool Blog Roll. Please stop by and check it out!

Hat Tip:Daddy Pundit

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Homeschoolers and others respond to article

Hello all!

Site Updates: Today I have been working on updating my blog roll section with a more current list of bloggers both linking here and that I find a good read. :-)

Homeschooling: A good idea for most. :-)
Christian Homeschoolers respond to this article.

Agent Tim responds here

Spunky Homeschool responds here

Lyflines responds here

Palm Tree Pundit responds here

Voice in the Wilderness responds here

Non blogger readers of the article respond here

If you know of any other responses please leave me a comment and let me know.

Upcoming Articles:

Lawn mowing, Christian work ethic
Astrology and Christian bloggers
My long-in-coming article on the separation of church and state.

Talk to you later!

Friday, April 22, 2005

Very late post.

Hello all,
I just got back from my Grandma's and have seen some very good posts in the short time I have looked about. I hope to blog about many things tomorrow. :-)


Thursday, April 21, 2005

Lets have a blogstorm

Hello everyone!

I can't be on long as I have some other schooling to do today. :-)

I was thinking about this article that calls for parents not to homeschool because public schools supposedly offer a higher regimen of academic education. I would be very interested to hear some of our fine homeschool bloggers write a article or post on the blog about their views of this article. Please read the article and then leave me a comment with a link to your response on your blog or if you don't have a blog just comment what you think. There is no need to bash the writer personally, only to give your thoughts on the views mentioned. When your links come in I will make a post (Lord willing) with the responses.

I hope to add my thoughts on this article today or tomorrow.

Have a great day everyone!
The Blogging Boy Scout,

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Calling all Homeschoolers!

Every homeschooling (or homeschooled) blogger have a look at this.

"Home Schooling not a good idea for most"

Two Hat Tips to Spunky Homeschool and Spunky Jr.

Please give it a read, then comment what you think.

Look for my response soon

The Blogging Boy Scout,

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

A new Pope!

A new Pope - Off white smoke rises from the roof of the Sistine Chapel, declaring to waiting Catholics that a new pontiff has been chosen.

Go to MSNBC for the latest updates.

Read more on this story from the Washington Post

Hat Tip: Stones Cry Out

The Oklahoma City Bombing - Apirl 19 1995

The Oklahoma City Bombing - 10 years ago today.
May we never forget those who died here.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Virtue Magazine Number 8!

Just a quick update...

Virtue Magazine has come out with a new issue today! Please stop by and give it a look!

ACT test: Mom and I signed me up for the ACT test today. I am looking forward to the test and will be very interested in the outcoming score.

I am not sure if I will get to write about the Murrah Building Bombing or not today. I will have to see.

Update! I am sorry folks. I told you yesterday that the 17th of April was the day of the Oklahoma City Bombing. I was wrong. The Bombing took place on the morning of April 19th 1995. I believe I will write about the bombing tomorrow on its anniversary. Thank you.

Talk to you later!
The Blogging Boy Scout,

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Sunday Evening Post

Hello everyone!

This week I am going to try to blog at least once a day! :-D I sure hope I can make it! Here is today's post.

The Oklahoma City Bombing: Today marks the tenth anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing. I hope to have a post up about this tomorrow. Read more here

UPDATE! Please read my post here for the correct day of the bombing and its anniversary.

A Trip to Grandma's: We went to my Grandma's house today and we help my two uncle's reopen a old water well. I had never done anything like that before so I learned a lot as well as being able to spend lots of time with my family. And to top it all off, I got to ride the four wheeler a while! :-D

Well, that's all for now! Talk to you later!
The Blogging Boy Scout,

Monday, April 11, 2005

Suspicious man at the Capitol!

WASHINGTON — Police on Monday tackled and dragged away a man with two suitcases who stationed himself in front of the west side of the Capitol and asked to see the president.

Read the full story here

Hit Tip:Fox


Hey everyone!

I am now back up and kicking and so is this blog. :-) Boy, I have some stuff to do. :-D A lot has been happening and I haven't been reporting! Well here goes!

The Health of the Blogger report:

For about six weeks, I had been struggling with some allergy-like symptoms. Runny nose sneeze etc. I almost got better twice. Once before I went to the capitol and once before I went to church camp. After both of those events, I got worse. Then about 3 or 4 days ago, I woke up and took a shower, after which I became chilled and started shivering. It went downhill from there with fever and vomiting, and we proceeded to the doctor. After several minor incidents, we were called back and I was given a breathing treatment. Then while the good doctor wrote me a prescription, he told me I had bronchitis. In a nutshell, I had started out with allergies, that over time had worked itself into bronchitis. (Which is an infection of the passageways leading to the lungs) But anyway, I am on my 3rd or 4th day of antibiotics and I am feeling much better.

Boy Scout Visitors:

I have had several visitors from the BSA community lately. I would like to welcome them to my blog! I am open to most BSA related questions. If you have any questions about my trail to Eagle or and other general Scouting questions please fire away! I am still at a place where I remember how I got most of my merit badges and such so if anyone needs any help please ask!


My sister and I have been trying our hands at the art of book writing. I am trying a western and she has been writing a modern day mystery. I don’t know if I will start another blog for my book like Tim did, or not, but we shall see!

Well, Have a great day everyone!
The Blogging Boy Scout,

Thursday, April 07, 2005


The Boy Scout Blogger is not feeling well, he would appreciate your prayers.
In Christ,
BSB's Mom

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Blogging, a Cow and Virtue.

Hey everyone!

Update on Me: Yesterday, Dad, Grandma, and I went out and fed cows. As we were putting out the first bale, we noticed that one of the cows had jumped the fence and had popped one of the wires while Mrs. Cow herself had become entangled in the remaining wire. After cutting her out of the fence we went ahead and feed as it was getting dark and the light would soon be gone. So we have a repair job to do soon! :-)

The State of the Blogosphere: After looking high and low through the blogosphere, I have found the following,

Virtue Magazine has come out with its latest issue, number 7! This in one of the largest issues yet put out by this company of writers! Please stop by and give it a read!

Update! I have been thinking for some time about trying my hand at writing a western novel. It would be set up something like Tim's spy novel. :-) What do my readers think? Would this be something you would enjoy?

The Blogging Boy Scout,

Monday, April 04, 2005

I got to crawl through a B-17!

Hey everyone!

Last Friday, my family and I drove out to the airport and got to tour a B-17! It was really cool! I thought you would enjoy this picture of the plane. We got to look at the bomb bay, and stand in the top turrant. It was great to get to see this piece of living history. As we toured, we thought of the young men who flew this aircraft 50 or so years ago. This plane could hold 9 men. They included a pilot, co-pilot, bombider, navigator, and 5 gunners. This particular plane was armed with 12 machine guns for air to air combat and then 500 to 1000 pound bombs could be loaded into its large bomb bay. This plane was a big part of winning the war against Germany. With its ability to strike at targets far behind enemy lines, the B-17 was able to keep critical supplies from reaching the German front lines. However, early in its fighting career it was hampered by the lack of fighter support that could be provided by the allies. The allied fighter planes simply could not fly far enough to adequatly protect the bombers. The allies compensated by flying the bombers in large squadrons so that the bombers could support each other in aerial combat. This worked fairly well. Then later, the Mustang fighter was equiped with long rang gasoline tanks so the bombers could now have fighter support all the way to Germany and back! Anyway, without going into a complete history of World War II, *grin* I can say that I really enjoyed seeing this plane. I hope you are all having a great week!

Talk to you later!
The Blogging Boy Scout,