I was homeschooled from 5th grade through High School, started college at seventeen. When I turned eighteen, I ran for state representative and became the youngest person ever elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives, and the first homeschooled representative in recent history, where I served two terms until deciding not to for re-election in the fall of 2006. For those doubting Thomases, and at one's suggestion, here is part of an article on my election.
If you are on HSA, you are old enough to call me James, "Mr. Wheeler" is my dad....
If for some reason I get engaged in a debate or even a conversation with you and then fail to respond it is not because I don't want to, I just have a tendency to start more debates than I have the time to finish, I am trying to work on that.
I am now in my second semester of my 1L year at Regent University School of Law.
Just stopping by to say "HI", I found the whole thing about your running for office at a young age interesting. I remembered hearing about some home school kid getting elected... and now I see just who that kid was.=) My dad is very involved in politics, and currently running against our Congressman, Dave Obey.
Ephesians 1:16-17 "I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better."
Hmm...not necessarily a softy - maybe just makes you nice. I still suspect, though, that in the right situation, you might find some unique names by which to call people...
Ay, fair sir, it seemeth to thy lowly maiden that thy trust be misplaced if thou wouldst allow any name she might choose. Thou ought to be more discerning in who thou dost trust.
Yes, it makes family reunions special, for sure. Because we all grew up away from relatives, it seems rather standard, so, we all find ways to keep up anyway. Like yesterday I talked to my brother and sister-in-law on IM for a bit... It works.
I have no doubt that you _could_ come up with something mean...I just slightly doubted that you _would. Can I call you "Mr. W" or does that break my promise, too? What about "Mr. James, Sir"?
OK... That's really cool that you and your sister have the same birthday. My littlest brother was almost born on Father's Day, but that's the closest we've come to doubling up any family events.
When my brother lived across town (he now lives 2 states away ), it seemed we could never get the family together...so I sympathize. It helped (somewhat) that Dad had already moved down to Kentucky to start his job, so, when he drove back up to Michigan one day per weekend...we'd all try to be around while he was here.
hahaha. Well, Dov calls me "Lizardbreath" which I don't mind at all, and Thomas usually doesn't use any nicknames...though occasionally he calls me "The Wicked Witch"...but neither of these names hold much real terror for me. Why'd I have to go and promise not to call you by that name again? If only I hadn't, I could address you by it now, and see which "mean" name you pick for me...or if you come up with your own...
So four of you...cool. What's the age-range? Does your brother still live at home or is that part of the difficulty to get a picture, that he's living elsewhere with his wife?
I ought to call you by your dad's name again just to retaliate for that smart remark.
They do indeed. I know I have heard of two siblings of yours - the sister and brother who are supposed to pose in your picture. hehe. Do you have others, or have I heard of all of them?
Euchre is a card game that is quite big in Michigan, but I am forever forgetting that it has little popularity elsewhere. Hmm...how to describe it... It is a 4-player game with trump. Each hand the players have 5 cards, and the team that chooses the trump must get 3 or more of the 5 tricks to get a point - if the other team gets 3 or more, then the latter team as "euchred" the first team and gets two points. You should learn to play it sometime - it's great fun.