About that new guy, Daryl


We’re delighted to have Daryl Cobranchi join our HEM blog team with his always interesting “Home Education and Other Stuff” blog (which can be accessed via the handy menu on the left). Daryl’s writings caught my interest shortly after he started his weblog, and he’s always held the top slot in my “blogs of interest” bookmark.

The link above goes to Daryl’s “about me” page on his HE&OS blog, from which I lifted this brief intro:

I am a home educating father (well, a father supportive of my lovely home educating wife). We have four children ages 12 down to almost 5 as of May 2004. You’ve probably seen pictures of them on the site. We’ve been homeschooling since Sept. 11th, 2001. Yes, I recognize the significance of the date. I was on the phone with the Delaware Department of Education requesting the appropriate forms when the first plane hit.

There’s much more to read – I advise clicking over and catching up there – but for those who won’t, here’s how Daryl got started blogging:

…I read a brief article about this guy called Instapundit and this new thing called blogging. The light bulb went off. Here was a way I could post some articles and email a link to the distribution list! I signed up on blogspot that day. The blog was http://dheayankees.blogspot.com It’s still there. That first post was made May 9th, 2002. It was pretty primitive blogging- no permalinks, no comments. Still, a vast improvement over the email route. Finally, about a year ago, I got frustrated with constant outages at blogspot and moved to my own domain.

And that’s the history of the blog. Oh, yeah, one other thing. In my other life, I’m a chemist with DuPont.

Go on, click over – there’s even a photo of Daryl at his blog!

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