Archive | March, 2006

homeschooling article from

A reader passes along an article about homeschooling and socialization that follows well after my previous post. He and his wife have just had their first child and like Dom and myself want to homeschool and are in the process of learning about all things homeschooling. The author of this piece is single and childless […]

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The S word

The one question you are bound to hear more than any others when you proclaim that you are thinking about homeschooling is “What about socialization?” Or some variation thereof. The Headmistress at The Common Room has a good post on the subject. Among other things, she says, it is helpful to realize that people mean […]

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“The Lost Tools of Learning”

In my homeschooling researches I’ve encountered several references to this great classic essay by Dorothy Sayers, famed mystery writer, creator of Lord Peter Whimsey, one of my favorite fictional heros. (The Well-Trained Mind and Designing You Own Classical Curriculum both refer to it and use its principles as a basic outline for their course of […]

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good article

Peggy Noonan reflecting on the Oscars in the Wall Street Journal. Most Americans aren’t leading media, they’re leading lives. It would be nice to see a new respect in Hollywood for the lives they live. It would be nice to see them start to understand that rediscovering the work of, say, C.S. Lewis, and making […]

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What I’ve been reading

Shadowplay: The Hidden Beliefs and Coded Politics of William Shakespeare I read an article by Asquith last fall and then a reader recommended this book. I love Shakespeare; but have been a bit sceptical about the claims that he was a closet Catholic hiding subversive elements in his plays. It felt too much like the […]

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more on homeschooling

Over at Dom’s blog several commenters are responding to my home school post. Why not at my blog? I’m not quite sure. I’ve posted my response to them there, some things I’ve meant to say here are included. I think I’ll copy and paste my response here so as to keep all my thoughts in […]

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