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Articles dated October 2013

The Two Best Hours of the Week

Feeling guilty seems to be a permanent condition of motherhood. It is often magnified for homeschooling mothers: it seems impossible to finish the “perfect” lesson plans we have made; if we participate in too many activities, we worry that we are overloading our...
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"Silent Cal" Speaks

by Ruth
Monday, 07 October, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
Calvin Coolidge’s father, a notary, administered the oath of office to our thirtieth president in their home when President Harding suddenly died. They had neither electricity nor telephone, so that night when the news arrived at the telegraph station, the operator had...
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The Common Topics and the Universe

by David
Friday, 04 October, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
OK, I am like a kid with a new BB gun. I do not really know how to use it, but it looks like so much fun. In that spirit, please allow me to wield Aristotle’s common topics. I just hope I do not shoot somebody’s eye out. Aristotle’s common topics of invention serve as...
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Peace Talks

We all know, from watching political events unfold as well as from negotiating with our children over school work, bed times, chores, and sibling squabbles, that ‘peace talks’ are a way to resolve conflict. How many of us realize, however, that the activity of...
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How Classical Conversations Teaches Us to Communicate Culture

“People and other creatures would be known by their names and histories, not by their numbers or percentages. History would be handed down in songs and stories, not reduced to evolutionary or technological trends.”   -Wendell Berry   What is culture, civilization,...
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