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Counting My Blessings Banríon S.             S-s-s-s-s-s-s-s.  It wasn’t a loud sound.  But it wasn’t a good sound — because it was not a normal sound to hear while driving down the road at 65 miles per hour.  I directed my teenage driver daughter to pull off the road, which she did.  I got out
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Porcupines and Temperaments   In high school while browsing at a religious goods store, I came across a slim volume with the enchanting title The Delicate Art of Dancing with Porcupines: Learning to Appreciate the Finer Points of Others.  The cover was adorned with a cartoon of chubby, grinning porcupines in mid-step, dancing in red
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The following was written by Kolbe Academy theology teacher, Mr. Nicholas Senz .   Irreverence and Controversy With thousands of cable channels as well as streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime producing their own programming, there are likely as many television shows currently running as there have been in the entire prior history of the medium, combined.
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Earlier this week, I presented a brief definition and defense of a classical education . Next I would like to provide another review of why to provide a classical education to your children. Classical Education under Attack So many homeschoolers are bombarded for a variety of reasons—”How do you know you’re not ruining your children?” “What are your qualifications to teach?” “What about
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Over the course of the next several weeks, I intend to present several articles on the nature and value of what is known as a classical curriculum. This is generally defined as studying the acknowledged great works of Greek and Roman history and literature, usually in tandem and sequentially. This week, we will start with
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“Con-cen-TRA-tion! Id-i-od-i-A-tion! Now be-GIN-ning The GAME!” by Banríon S.             Perhaps fellow parents will recall the hand-clapping game from our youth.  It began with that chant, was followed by the category name and appropriate rhythmic responses, and dissolved in laughter when someone stammered and stuttered, repeated an already-offered answer, or missed a clap.  As the
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