The Epic Category
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The Epic Category

So far in 2021, I’ve been steeping myself in Ancient thought. I never really would have guessed that I would choose to power myself through Epic Poetry … and love it. But I have. There have been moments. Mostly during my first listen to the Aeneid when I wondered, “What have I gotten myself into?!”…

flotsam & jetsam
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flotsam & jetsam

I thought I’d add a new regular feature here at ladydusk thinking through the things that have come to the surface over the past week (or so). I’ve often enjoyed those amalgamation posts where small thoughts are gathered and smooshed. I almost called the feature ‘small thoughts,’ but decided to go with flotsam and jetsam…

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…

The Simple Woman’s Daybook for January 8, 2018
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The Simple Woman’s Daybook for January 8, 2018

For Today… Looking out my window … it is still night and darkness shrouds. I am thinking … about atmosphere, discipline, and life. I am thankful … for wise teachers – from my pastor, to Charlotte Mason, to Paul, to the psalmist, to God himself. Lead me in paths of righteousness for your name’s sake,…

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Book Review: Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers

Ah. I’m so happy to see that “Book Review” heading. It’s been too long! I hope to return to the “Books. School. Life” intent of this blog. Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers My rating: 4 of 5 stars Own on Kindle. I finished Gaudy Night last night. It was wonderful. I had started and…

Wednesdays with Words: We are
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Wednesdays with Words: We are

We are reading The Chestry Oak by Kate Seredy during Whatchamacallit and I’m so invested in teh story.  It hits all my personal wheel-houses – beautiful writing, WWII, parenting.  I’m ready to cry almost every day it’s so amazing. Nana, the nanny to Prince Michael, has the most poetic way of speaking the most homey…

Wednesdays with Words: We Should More (or Not)
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Wednesdays with Words: We Should More (or Not)

A year ago, I asked for book recommendations for my year of Attend! One of the books recommended was Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung. I started in in December. But, now, I’m thinking it is almost as perfect for my year of }pacify{.  Can we really be at peace when our schedules are so chock full…

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Book Review: The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy

The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy My rating: 5 of 5 stars Own. Wow! I expected fantastic things after reading The Good Master and A Tree for Peter, but I didn’t really expect this. We read this as our “fun readaloud” at the end of Whatchamacallit (Morning Time) and it was a hit with the…