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The Missing Link

If a scientist names an object, say a star, does it change it’s reality in any way? I think not. A star is a star, or as my mother likes to say, “It is what it is,” regardless of what … 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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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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Dead Symbols

I am reading a book recommended by a friend called “The Culture of Classicism”, written by history professor Caroline Winterer. The author notes that the book “charts how Americans over the course of the 19th century fundamentally changed their relationship … Continue reading

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