Avoid Fraud School, Find the School of Wisdom: Theages and Education

About now colleges start begging for attention as the business of higher education cranks up. For parents, the entire process is confusing, expensive, and can be discouraging. When you add the choices for education before college: homeschool? government school? private school? a religious based private school? What to do? At that point, people ask experts [Read More…]

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A Glutton for Argument: Feast But Do Not Gorge on Words

Argument can help save your soul (by God’s grace) or be a way to damn it. Bad arguments happen when a husband and wife who disagree disagreeably. He cannot see why she cannot see what is obvious while she cannot understand why he does not understand the truth. Each pound away to win. Sometimes one will [Read More…]

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Saying the Man into Being: A Spiritual Reflection on the Odyssey

We need to see the man, say what incantation is necessary to be the man. Homer’s Odyssey begins: ἄνδρα μοι ἔννεπε, μοῦσα, πολύτροπον, Of the man to me speak, Muse, “many ways” Notice that the Muse comes between the man and his chief characteristic in the order of the words of the line. The man is a [Read More…]

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Nature is Awesome: On Education in the Real World

My Mom would send me outside, despite protests, and tell me to come back when the street light (yes, singular) came on. I might dam the “creek,” a rivulet so small that it was often dry, but seemed to me a major body of water or build a “fort,” but come inside? No. As for [Read More…]

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We Stand Under the Angels: True Education

True education begins in the fear of the Lord and ends in wisdom. Amongst other things, the fear of the Lord is the reminder that He is God and we are not. God knows all things and we do not. God is wise, virtuous, and full of joy and too often we are not. This [Read More…]

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A Pillar in the Heart of Our School: Saint Elizabeth, New Martyr . . What if you lose?

She was intelligent, capable, beautiful and born into a position to use all her great gifts. She was murdered by being thrown into a mine shaft, her body damaged by grenades, and left to die of exposure. It was a long way down to the bottom of that shaft for a princess. She got there [Read More…]

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A Pillar in the Heart of Our School: Saint Lucy- the Genius of Simplicity

  She was very young, not at all powerful, but she refused to bend to power and so became very powerful. She was blinded by a tyrant’s strengthless presumption. Lucy was strong, because she was humble. No Christian would ever side with the proud over the humble, because our Lord showed us that the proud [Read More…]

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A Pillar in the Heart of Our School: Saint Anne- Mother Matters

We need more mothers in education for one simple reason: Education is for people and not programs. In the next few weeks, millions of students will go to college and school in the United States of America. The very best schools will center on people serving people.  Education only needs a great teacher and a willing [Read More…]

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You Can Justify Almost Anything if You Like the Person

Brunhilde Pomsel worked for a man who was very nice in the office. If you heard him speak, however, he would act as if he were angry and bad. You had to know him to see what a clean, upstanding man he really was. There were two of him: the man with the manicured hands [Read More…]

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A Good Discussion

Discussions: You have to have them, but you ought to do them well and not badly. Sadly, almost nobody teaches you how to do it and one bad discussion class at some point in school can make you avoid them for the rest of your natural life. You know the bad discussion well: one person talks [Read More…]

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