It’s so cold out, let’s walk
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It’s so cold out, let’s walk

It’s cold. When I was getting dressed it said 15*F feels like 8*F … It’s cold. I don’t like to be cold. Frankly, I don’t like to be overly warm, either. In some ways cold is preferable, because while you can always add clothes, when it’s hot … you can’t exactly remove them. So, what…

Book Review: In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park
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Book Review: In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park

In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a powerful book. It’s important, too. Yeonmi Park tells her story from childhood through her early 20s, and much happens to her in that time. Her young childhood is fraught with deprivations and…

Keeping
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Keeping

Nearly all I now about keeping is from Laurie Bestvater’s book, The Living Page. If you haven’t read it, I encourage you to do so as soon as you can. She has done a yeoman’s work and served the CM community well with that work. There are, in that book, many practices. Many are flexible….

Reader, Walking: A Guide Along the Way
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Reader, Walking: A Guide Along the Way

Part of the reason Jason started hiking in the beginning was because we have this dog. Buck. He’s a rescue with separation anxiety issues; severe separation anxiety. A Plott hound, we suspect he was maybe a hunting dog or a farm dog. He exhibits those behaviors, like the time at the Christmas tree farm we…

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Book Review: The Iliad by Homer

The Iliad by Homer My rating: 5 of 5 stars I listened to the audiobook read by Derek Jacobi and he did such a wonderful job. I wonder why it’s no longer available on Audible. I really enjoyed listening to The Iliad. It was more the story of Achilles than I had ever know before….

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Let’s talk about Authority and Docility

Eep. I recently began Charlotte Mason’s third volume, School Education, and it’s quite a kick in the pants right from the start. She comes out strongly, discussing just what is authority and how it can be rightly used. Let’s back up. Her first two principles define what a person is, but the third and forth…

Saturday Morning Review
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Saturday Morning Review

I’ve spent the morning with these two books: my ScholĂ© Sisters Reading Log and my Full Focus Planner. My Reading Log hosts both my ScholĂ© Sisters 5×5 and Literary Life #19in2020 book challenges. I updated my current reading and checked off a couple of books! I also went in and wrote some notes about Gilgamesh…

Book Review: Parents and Children by Charlotte Mason
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Book Review: Parents and Children by Charlotte Mason

Parents and Children by Charlotte M. Mason My rating: 5 of 5 stars Not a once and done book. So many counter-cultural ways at looking at parenting, childhood, and virtue. Definitely one to reread many times, wish I’d read it earlier and oftener. Maybe even before children. View all my reviews