November ~ A Time for Moderation & Preparedness

As All Saints’ Day and Thanksgiving approach, Advent is all too near and with it, Christmas. We could be easily tempted away from “school time” in the name of “household” or “family necessity” in order to complete all those holiday preparations ~ gift-making, cleaning, cooking, and family visits. However, in the homeschool it …

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Virtue Guide No. 10

St. Francis de Sales, in his Seventh Meditation (1.15) found in his Introduction to the Devout Life, directs our hearts to think deeply upon paradise. This reflection should be done in the morning (plan on 20–30 minutes). Some practical comments have been added to the text in italics. Introduction to …

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Dinner with Socrates, No. 9 ~ Conversationists of Custom

Reading: “Ten Conservative Principles” by Russell Kirk (excerpt) Overview: Russell Kirk helped define the very meaning of conservatism as an author, essayist, and critic.  In a speech he delivered in 1986 he articulated ten principles of the conservative, though, he preceded the list with the claim that conservatism isn’t so …

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