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
Citizens must take responsibility.
We finish our Omnibus class discussion on The Histories: The Landmark Herodotus in the morning. The long intestines of Herodotus measure more than 700 pages followed by 21 appendices and a hundred more pages of indeces. The rabbit trails in this book get more attention than the timeline, but I don’t want to split hares. … Continue reading Rabbits with Greek Names
This week our Omnibus class is reading The Epic of Gilgamesh. I’ve read the summary in our textbook and about 70 pages of The Epic itself. Apparently, this ancient story about the gods of Uruk was a best seller in Ur around the time of Abram. This means Abram probably grew up hearing about these … Continue reading Thank God for Gilgamesh
Our two oldest kids, Maggie and Calvin, head back to school tomorrow. School reentry is always exciting, but this first day is not only the first day back to school for our kids, it is also the first day of school for our school. On Tuesday morning Evangel Classical School opens its (basement) doors to … Continue reading Back to School