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My China Summer

Summer Reading.  In my humble opinion those two words go together like peanut butter and jelly.  What else is summer FOR?  I am aware of the fact that not everyone feels this way.  The faculty summer reading assignment at our … Continue reading

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A Shameless Plug for a Fantastic Summer Read

This summer has been tremendously busy.  Our house,  our hearts, and our schedule have all been full.  Still, I always make time for reading in my life.  By this ripe old age of almost fifty-eight, I have learned that I … Continue reading

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Summer is for Grisham

I have always loved classic stories, especially the children’s variety.  I mean, come on, my grandchildren call me “Marmee.”  The list of more advanced classics I had read when I began teaching at Caldwell was not very long.  I’d taken … Continue reading

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Aslan: The Cure for Burnout

This week I finished my first reading project for 2014: I read straight through the Chronicles of Narnia from start to finish.  By the way, when I say start to finish I mean that I began with the first one … Continue reading

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End-of-Summer Thoughts

In May, I made my first summer entry in my Commonplace Book.  It’s from The Great Gatsby, and I could not believe how perfectly it described my feelings at the time: “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of … Continue reading

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School = Leisure ?!?

“But the gods, taking pity on mankind, born to work, laid down the succession of recurring Feasts to restore them from their fatigue, and gave them the Muses, and Apollo their leader, and Dionysus, as companions in their Feasts, so … Continue reading

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This Year’s Reading Stack

I hesitate to do this. Last year my plans took a completely unexpected turn within twenty-four hours after I posted a picture of my summer reading stack. It’s not that I’m superstitious, it’s just that I’ve learned the hard way … Continue reading

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Brown’s Inferno; He’s No Dante, But It’ll Do

I took the last two days “off” and read something just for fun and entertainment: Inferno by Dan Brown.  I was interested for two reasons.  First, I love Dante. Second, Florence is one of my favorite places in the whole … Continue reading

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Thoughts on eReading

I just finished my second electronic book.  It was Murder Must Advertise, by Dorothy Sayers and it was wonderful.  I love Sayers’ work.  I discovered her because she wrote the essay that started the Classical Christian School movement. (“The Lost … Continue reading

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Purging the Soul

“The object of all good literature is to purge the soul of its petty troubles.”  P.G. Wodehouse I adore P.G. Wodehouse.  His work is delightful.  It makes me chuckle, giggle, smile, laugh and guffaw.  So, at first reading, the above … Continue reading

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