When we had 2 students in our exclusive private school, American Classical Academy (do you see the "A is A" in our logo, or is it too subtle?), we built a warm and colorful school room onto our house complete with a specially designed 4' square chalk/write-on/wipe-off board (chalk to satisfy the History teacher, write-on/wipe-off to satisfy everyone else, 4' square to balance the huge painting of a nekkid Howard Roark on the opposite wall - not so subtle and always a hit with the homeschooling kids and their mothers, by the way). When our enrollment decreased by 50% 22 months ago, we found the space too big to heat for just the one student. Now we work, back to back in a tiny loft library space with our desk chairs in a constant battle for best position. Oddly, even under these circumstances, I am looking forward to beginning again on Wednesday.
In any case, while I seem to be unable or unwilling to read, digest, and write on any matter of importance these days, at least I can still recognize good writing on important issues. In that light, I happily send you to The Obsolescence of the Fifth Column by Stephen.