About five years ago I started reading Kindle books on my iPad while running on my treadmill. I know some people think that sounds like hell, or at least vanity for hamsters, but I really enjoy it. It was also around that time that I began hearing about “plodding,” which is a kind of discipline … Continue reading Today on the Treadmill
Today we passed another milestone. A small group of us finished the sixth and final year of the Omnibus curriculum. My wife says she knew about Omnibus before we started the school, and I believe her. She was even interested in trying it out as homeschoolers. I also remember the summer before ECS started, our … Continue reading Quite Some Ride
We’ve been reading Brave New World in Omnibus the last couple weeks, and eww, and ouch, and it’s provoked some thoughts for our communion mediation. The goal of the gospel is more than stability, it is unity. While it’s true that those who fear the Lord will be like well-rooted trees, ready for both storms … Continue reading The Government of Stability
Here is the charge I gave to our graduates at yesterday’s commencement. Good evening to our candidates for graduation, to their parents and families, to the Board and teachers at ECS, along with loved friends, supporters, and guests. How great is this?! It is funny to think that when both Gabby and Kara were starting … Continue reading Blessed New World
When I give a talk I prefer to build up to a Big Reveal. This time I will tell it to you up front, then go back and explain what I mean and why it’s important and what you should do about it. Here goes: Since the start of ECS I believe that no one … Continue reading Uncomfortable Blessings
What if we trained our students in such a way that when the world throws crazy things at them they thrive?
Deliberately wasting your attention, when focus is within your ability to choose, is a way to hate the work and prolong the work and produce less competent work.
Introducing the Raggant Fiction Festival
Here’s a running list of books I’m reading/I’ve read, most of which I read while running on my treadmill. You could also read my longer reviews on Goodreads. Here’s my running list review scale: 5 – I want to reread this book immediately. 4 – You should definitely read this book. 3 – I’m glad … Continue reading Running List
Helping students get out of the political slough of despond