Tag Archives: Classical Conversations

Obamacare’s Unintended Good

Well, the Affordable Care Act has finally convinced us to work within a budget!  If we are going to be able to afford health insurance in a few years (we certainly can’t now), we need to figure out how to … Continue reading

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Faith is Not Enough

There I was, in church, listening to the sermon and struck by a discord. The presentation of the basic evangelical message clashed with the message I was mulling over from The Emperor’s Club. Both spoke of a way of life. … Continue reading

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Man in the Moon, God in the Sun

I write once a month for the Classical Conversations blog, and that exercise just about uses up all my free writing time!  Today’s post here is a link to my post there. https://www.classicalconversations.com/easyblog/man-in-the-moon-god-in-the-sun George Herbert’s poem “The Church-porch” got me … Continue reading

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Psalm 19 Integration with Challenge B

Hello dear Readers, This is one of those posts that is for fellow Classical Conversations Challenge B tutors.  I am trying to make a document of mine available to tutors around the country.   This one is a PDF of my … Continue reading

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Classical Conversations’ Challenge B

Exactly four years ago in the restless discontent between winter and spring, my good friend Marcia persuaded me to consider becoming a tutor for a Challenge program in Classical Conversations.  I was ready to chuck textbooks, to which I had … Continue reading

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I know what Barnabas is doing this summer…

I hardly slept last night. When Robbo and Barnabas returned last night from their Mandala Fellowship Retreat, they came brimming with stories to tell.  This 48 hour whirlwind sample of Leigh Bortin’s Mandala Fellowship captured both son and husband. Barnabas … Continue reading

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Can anything good come out of Vermont?

Years ago, when Vermont had a Christian homeschool state organization, its president asked me why it was so hard to find people willing to serve as leaders.  A mother of small children at the time, I figured it was the … Continue reading

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Forward Motion

This week my students and my daughter are studying Inferences of Categorical Statements in Logic, taking a midterm on all the declensions in Latin, writing a paper on what they would be willing to work two years to accomplish, doing … Continue reading

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Working on a Bridge

Did you see the covered bridge that went downstream when hurricane Irene slammed Vermont? The Bartonsville covered bridge used to stand a mile downstream from where I live. Every Tuesday on our way to Classical Conversations we would drive through … Continue reading

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Comrades

I have been scrambling this week in response to some unwelcome news.  Of the two students I have in my all-day seminar, only one is returning. The second, a bright girl I was getting to know, will be big sister … Continue reading

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