My bestselling books are Blue Book and Red Book, sourcebooks for academic debaters in two types of debate formats. Since 2007, I’ve placed students on the covers, and this year they have some cool stories behind them.
This is a picture of the Showcase of Champions, a special two-hour event capping off the NCFCA National Tournament. My son, Micah, won Humorous Interpretation, the first ever to win the same title in both NCFCA and Stoa homeschool leagues.
THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO GET INVOLVED IN HOMESCHOOL SPEECH AND DEBATE
I’m attending my second national tournament this year, and super pumped for the upcoming year. I believe I’ve got the absolute best sourcebook writing team.
Stoa’s National Invitational Tournament of Champions was in May. It was awesome, and despite the San Diego fires, I am super glad I went. But this article highlights some concerns I have for the league.
My son Micah won the Stoa National Invitational Tournament of Champions last month in Humorous Interpretation. This video is of the final round, taken by Michele Geesaman off her iPad.
The case list for Stoa Blue Book, Monument Publishing’s sourcebook for team-policy debaters in Stoa speech and debate league, released this morning. I’ve got several reasons you’re going to love this year’s book.
How many captions can you come up with from this awful butchering of the English language (complements of Frontier Airlines)… (iPhone 4s)
I brought two of my daughters into Monument (we live a couple miles out) to sell freshly squeezed lemonade. Parents, be sure to do this with you kids. I was reminded of why this is so awesome.
I missed the application deadline for a booth at NCFCA Nationals. I made proper appeals, but the answer is firm: no Training Minds booth at Nationals. So here’s what we’re going to do, and I think you are going to like it even better.
I’m hosting the first Training Minds MEET UP. What is a meet up? It is a gathering at a disclosed location for anyone who wants to stop by and learn more about what I do with Training Minds and Monument Publishing. I’ll have a box of nifty timepieces to give to anyone who registers, PLUS to the first 10 who just plain old show up.
I was supposed to return home on Monday morning for Memorial Day with the rest of the family, but we were stranded with a broken down van in California. I had six children, no place to go, mechanics off for the weekend, at a loss of what to do.
We’ve been in worse situations before. Wendy and my book, Love in the House, opens with this story of breaking down in the middle of an Indian reservation (I added the excerpt below). The teenagers that were with me in California remember the dire straights we were in. Such dilemmas put a lot of stress on the family.
I have found that in times of stress and worry, God’s people come out of the woodwork and lend a hand. Let me tell you the story, and let a few of its details settle in.