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The Ascending Spiral

There exists a remarkable parallel between raising children and schooling horses. Both horses and people move through a period of intense physical development in their youth, followed by mental and emotional growth and maturation. Handled rightly, this process oscillates back … Continue reading

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True Knowing

“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” ~ Henry Van Dyke I appreciate Mr. Van Dyke’s quote as it demonstrates the natural progression … Continue reading

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The Canon of the Way and the Power

“The skilful traveller leaves no traces of his wheels or footsteps; the skilful speaker says nothing that can be found fault with or blamed; the skilful reckoner uses no tallies; the skilful closer needs no bolts or bars, while to … Continue reading

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The Currents of Inspiration

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.” ~ Henry Ford I am a firm believer in the power of lifelong learning. That said, I agree with Thoreau’s assertion that “It is only when we forget all … Continue reading

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Beatific Vision

“Truth is the beginning of every good thing, both in heaven and on earth; and he who would be blessed and happy should be from the first a partaker of truth, for then he can be trusted.” ~ Plato I’ve … Continue reading

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Classical Education: A Primer

Last week I touched briefly on the matter of classical education in The Purpose of Mankind and the more I read about that ancient and only recently abandoned approach to developing the mind, the more I am convinced that we … Continue reading

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