Author: Blair Lee

August 2017 Newsletter: The Astronomy Issue

Subscriber-Only Giveaway – Enter Here to Win RSO Astronomy 2 Letter from the Editor, August 2017 Whew. What a busy year it has been for me so far! I have been so busy; I have barely found time to breathe! It has all been exciting and fun though. I am a person who thrives with a lot going on in my life. A fellow author commented recently that I must be crazy to have four books coming out in a three month span. I will admit that sometimes it does feel a bit crazy, but I like it that way. Things...

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Book List: SEA Homeschoolers Teen Book Club 2017/2018

The 2017-2018 SEA Homeschoolers Teen Book Club is starting. This year in lit class, the main focus is on egalitarianism. In addition to the social issues discussed, there will be an ongoing discussion about how the variety of techniques, genre, and structure each author chooses affects the story and the way readers access it. I think there are real benefits to be gained for one’s own writing from studying the writing of others. If your child just wants to read the books without the discussion, that’s okay too. I write discussion questions and occasionally give links to ancillary material for...

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August 2017: The Astronomy Issue

Subscriber-Only Giveaway – Enter Here to Win RSO Astronomy 2 Letter from the Editor, August 2017 Whew. What a busy year it has been for me so far! I have been so busy; I have barely found time to breathe! It has all been exciting and fun though. I am a person who thrives with a lot going on in my life. A fellow author commented recently that I must be crazy to have four books coming out in a three month span. I will admit that sometimes it does feel a bit crazy, but I like it that way. Things...

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Colin Harden: Magic Loving Musician with an Entrepreneurial Spirit

Colin Harden owns Real World Science Supplies. He is a homeschooled 14-year-old who enjoys Magic the Gathering, music, and school work (much less so than the other two). His science supply kits are available for sale on the SEA Homeschoolers website and on the website Secular Eclectic Academic. How long have you been homeschooling? 6 years What is your favorite part of being homeschooled? Learning at my own pace. What are your passions? Musical Theatre and card games How has homeschooling affected your ability to work on those? It has increased my options and ability to enjoy both.  I don’t...

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Observing the Perseid Meteor Shower

Just imagine your children’s faces when you tell them that you will be waking them at 2 in the morning. When I wrote R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Astronomy 2, my family and I did our best to observe all special night sky events. We have spent some very special moments communing in the middle of the night. Some of the events themselves fizzled, but every single one was worth viewing together. My family’s favorite night sky viewing events are meteor showers. Meteor showers are the most immediate evidence that we are on a ball hurtling through space at a very...

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