#ThrowBack The girls grow so fast!
Why Homeschooling Is Growing
Homeschooling shows what’s great about American democracy, yet also where our national education system needs to improve.

…“Some parents choose to homeschool because they’ve done their research and don’t agree with the curriculum taught or social situations within public (or private) schools. Those with a degree in education may disagree with me—but isn’t that great? The freedom to choose what type of education your child can have should not be overlooked or underappreciated.

The introduction of Common Core curriculum mandates and tests into the nation’s public schools, and many private schools, has driven many parents to homeschool. There are reports around the country of homeschoolers increasing, simply because of this one change. In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the number of homeschooled students has more than doubled in the last school year, largely due to Common Core, and numbers statewide also are growing.”

Kicking Bear was an Oglala Lakota, but became a sub-chief among the Minneconjou Lakota during the period known as the Sioux Wars (1854-1890). He was a first cousin and close friend of Chief Crazy Horse.

i haven’t seen my favourite regular customer in over a month & i was really sad because today was my last day working that job & i hadn’t gotten a chance to see him & tell him i was leaving, but RIGHT as i was thinking about him, he came in!! i was so happy so i paid for his stuff which is no big deal, & he told me he was going to wrap some sacred feathers for me as a thank you & bring them to me at my new workplace(he’s sioux, so they’re very special to him)

people can be so sweet & wonderful oh my god

Love Crime
  • Love Crime
  • Siouxsie Sioux & Brian Reitzell

Love Crime by Siouxie Sioux and Brian Reitzell for Hannibal season 3 finale.

Oh, the skies, tumbling from your eyes
So sublime, the chase to end all time
Seasons call and fall, from grace and uniform
Anatomical and metaphysical

Oh, the dye, a blood red setting sun
rushing through my veins
burning up my skin,
I will survive, live and thrive
Win this deadly game
Love crime
Love crime
I will survive,
live and thrive
I will survive,
I will survive
I will


The chilling track from the Hannibal series finale.

Siouxsie Sioux and Brian Reitzell - Love Crime

(FYI - clean rip from episode, no dialogue)

Hope it goes up on iTunes soon (after U.S. airing maybe?)

Charles Eastman, a Sanatee Lakota who was sent away to “white man” school to assimilate. Eventually ended up at Pine Ridge Reservation and treated the injured after the Wounded Knee massacre. He married Elaine Goodale and had five children. After Wounded Knee he became an advocate for the Sioux.

But for the finale and where we are, I really, honestly, did this for the Fannibals of this show because I’ve never in my life — even all the bands I’ve played with and stuff — I’ve never witnessed this kind of intense fandom. They’re so loyal, and it’s quite emotional. Or it will be quite emotional, for the fans, and I wanted them to have a souvenir. I wanted them to have a song. I wanted them to have a melody, because I’ve not been able to really do that with this show. But since we’re leaving — or at least taking some time away from the show, whatever the future is — I felt like I needed to give them something, and it felt right.
—  Brian Reitzell to about Siouxsie Sioux (, 29 August, 2015)
Tell me about that Siouxsie Sioux song that played over the final scenes. How did that come about?

[Hannibal composer] Brian Reitzell knew I am a huge Siouxsie Sioux fan and have seen her in concert more times than any other artist in my life. We knew that she was a fan of the show, and we reached out to see if she’d be interested in writing a song. Essentially, she hasn’t had a single in eight years, and she said she hadn’t been inspired to write in a long time, but that Hannibal had inspired her and she would write a new song. It was an incredible honor. I told her it should be a love song between Will and Hannibal. She came back with this wonderful Bond theme of a ditty, and I just said that has to go over the finale. It was pitch-perfect. [source]