Who’s who in classical education

There is an unbelievably good essay by Ian Lindquist in National Affairs on the movement among homeschoolers, private schools, and charter schools to revive classical education. What makes it incredibly useful to classical homeschoolers (like us), or folks seeking an independent classical school, is that it explains the history of the movement and provides something … Continue reading Who’s who in classical education

George Will on the value of a classical education

To those who say we are threatened by a suffocating "hegemony" of Western civilization's classic works, the correct response is: If only that were the problem. The danger is not cultural hegemony but cultural amnesia, and the concomitant balkanization of the life of the mind. George Will, The Conservative Sensibility As I mentioned in an … Continue reading George Will on the value of a classical education

Some Outstanding Books on Sailing, Exploration, and Other Great Adventures

Here is a long list of books for folks who love sailing and incredible expeditions over water or through wilderness around the world. The Annapolis Book of Seamanship The Essentials of Living Aboard a Boat by Mark Nicholas The Cruisers Handbook of Fishing by Scott and Wendy Bannerot Tricks of the Trades by Bruce Van … Continue reading Some Outstanding Books on Sailing, Exploration, and Other Great Adventures