Ribh's D'Coopage

Ribh

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I home schooled my children for a few years, something I never thought I would do & that is where I continued my education!
I have to confess...I liked pirates & highwaymen...but those were my romance novel reading years...😂
Ah well, my reading was far less romantic & my thinking rarely falls in line with modern thinking because of it. When you know who were *indentured slaves* & what the pirates mostly traded in you become very cynical about people sprooking stuff they have limited knowledge & even less understanding of. It all begins to feel like manipulation & I loathe being manipulated. :lol:
 

Ribh

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My dad couldn't stay in one place! Some years I went to 2 or 3 different schools in the same school year! We almost moved to Australia so my dad could work on the oil lines...something to do with oil...he was a Jack of all trades, he did offshore drilling & construction in the winter & we all worked the fruit harvests spring through fall! We swear he was part Gypsy! It was a bit rough!
The man worked on the oil rigs in the desert for a few years. Hard yakka.

I'm not shy but I do find socialising hard so changing schools so often would have wrecked me. So many new people all the time! :(
 

drstratton

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Ah well, my reading was far less romantic & my thinking rarely falls in line with modern thinking because of it. When you know who were *indentured slaves* & what the pirates mostly traded in you become very cynical about people sprooking stuff they have limited knowledge & even less understanding of. It all begins to feel like manipulation & I loathe being manipulated. :lol:
I definitely understand that pirates were not truly romantic figures...it was an ugly way of life! I don't like being manipulated either!
 

drstratton

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The man worked on the oil rigs in the desert for a few years. Hard yakka.

I'm not shy but I do find socialising hard so changing schools so often would have wrecked me. So many new people all the time! :(
It truly is hard yakka/work...I looked that up...😁 My education continues...:love
My dad would tell us that we were going to stay in a location, but the next thing we knew, we were on the road again! I think that's where I gained the ability to be super flexible with the things life threw my way! I have to admit the changes Covid has brought, showed that my flexibility has stiffened up a bit...lol! I did get to see a lot of my country, I've been to more than 28 states & lived in almost half of those...from California to Florida! So a different type of education! I made friends easily, but it became harder to want to get too close to someone, knowing that the time would be short!
 

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I have to agree with that, I loved the earlier books, but I still enjoyed the later books...there's quite a bit of sci-fi in me...I'm also a blend! :gig
Oh I like sci-fi as well. But something of the charm was gone. Somehow she wound up making the world less interesting by turning it into sci-fi. I can't explain it but somehow I would up disappointed.
 

BY Bob

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History as she is taught in school is mostly very dull. :lau I was lucky. I began reading archaeology very young & learnt there is another way of learning it. :D
I love history. I have many histories on the bookshelf. I think maybe after Cornwell I will target a good history to learn something. :D
 

BY Bob

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I've come to realize that it's extremely important to know true history as there are factions that want to change it!🙁
History has already been changed. Sadly, the history you learn in school is not nearly as accurate as you would want it to be. Then when you consider what people believe to be true as "common knowledge", well its gets frustrating.

I spent a large amount of effort in correcting my children's education as they went through school. Everything taught is schools is too simplistic and slanted to a single point of view. Right and wrong and such. History is actually rarely so black and white. It requires you to think and understand complex concepts.
 

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