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New Year’s Open Thread

December 31, 2011 by

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New Year’s Resolutions

December 30, 2011 by

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“Orthodoxy” by G.K. Chesterton

December 28, 2011 by

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Abandoning Beauty in Pursuit of Hotness

December 28, 2011 by

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Since this Twitter feed article was generating interest on an unrelated thread, we opened a new thread for it here, along with the original comments it inspired. From the National Catholic Register Blog: Once upon a time, women wanted to project an innocence.  I am not idealizing another age and I have no illusions about […]

Wendell Berry: On Poetry and Marriage

December 27, 2011 by

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More from essayist Wendell Berry: “The meaning of marriage begins in the giving of words. We cannot join ourselves to one another without giving our word. And this must be an unconditional giving, for in joining ourselves to another we join ourselves to the unknown. We can join one another only by joining the unknown. […]

How Heresies Earn A Christian Moniker

December 27, 2011 by

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“Especially among Christians in positions of wealth and power, the idea of reading the Gospels and keeping Jesus’ commandments as stated therein has been replaced by a curious process of logic. According to this process, people first declare themselves to be followers of Christ, and then they assume that whatever they say or do merits […]

Christmas Open Thread

December 24, 2011 by

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Refining Our Focus

December 22, 2011 by

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Lately over the ‘sphere, I’ve found the subject foci odd. At this particular time of year, I would imagine that most people would be reflective and re-examine the course of how their lives went. What were their mistakes, their failures, successes, “could have, should haves”? I wouldn’t say resolutions are necessary (and I personally don’t, […]

Does not compute

December 22, 2011 by

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We are now using Ray's curriculum in our homeschool, and we are very satisfied with it. It's well-structured, simple, challenging, and thorough. It does require more from the teacher and it isn't split by grade, but it is flexible enough to fit to any student's abilities.

A Different Sort of Christmas

December 21, 2011 by

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For the first time since I can remember this Christmas season is one where I feel relaxed. There are myriad reasons for that I’m sure, not the least of which is that we have decided NOT to engage in the materialistic madness that saps the joy out of the holidays for so many people. Oh, […]