To know God and to make Him known.

Articles dated September 2014

Crooked Sticks and Straight Lines

Tools are not perfect. Anyone who works with computers knows this. Experience has led me to this conclusion: technology is great, except when it is not. Printers mysteriously go offline; no one knows why. Browsers and word processors flow like molasses and sometimes...
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CC Dads: Become Memory Masters

Hey, CC Dads. Here we are in September, which means that we are four or five weeks into the 2014-2015 academic year. Once a week, our wives and kiddos load up in the van and head to our local Classical Conversations campus for their community day. Their summer schedule...
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Ack! I Don’t Know Latin (or Math)

Tutor or parent, we’ve all felt this frustration at some point or another. We received what we might consider a poor education (or at least an education that is less than our child is receiving) and we cannot keep up with them. They are, for better or worse—better,...
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Stick in the Sand: The Place of Technology in Community

When teaching my own boys or when tutoring Classical Conversations students, I always ask myself this question: If I only had a stick and sand, could I engage and effectively dialogue with my students about the concept I want to teach them? Asking this question helps...
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What Are We Afraid Of?

Your spirit has been bruised by cowardice,Which many a time so weighs a man's heart downit turns him from a glorious enterprise-as shadows fool the horse that shies away.                 (Dante, Inferno, Canto II) In this early scene from Dante’s Inferno, Vergil urges...
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