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Book Review: Utopia

by Thomas More             I wasn’t sure what to expect when reading this book.  I’d read it was a satire and then the guy who wrote the introduction to the version I was reading insisted it wasn’t...

17 February 2024 – Why Catholics Can Have Fish on Friday, Why Ice Floats on Water, the Savage Habits of Blue Jays

Children are naturally curious creatures and with so many under one roof coupled with the fact that we homeschool, we are frequently looking things up to answer the various questions that arise. For instance, the children found that one of the chickens had laid an egg...

Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday Are a Perfect Couple

Valentine’s Day is on Ash Wednesday this year.  At first thought, they seem like an unlikely pairing.  Valentine’s Day is a day reminiscent of romance and love.  It’s filled with roses, chocolates, lavish dinners, teddy...

10 February 2024 – Bananas, Spring Song by Felix Mendelssohn, the Kingbird, and an Earthworm Dissection

Children are naturally curious creatures and with so many under one roof coupled with the fact that we homeschool, we are frequently looking things up to answer the various questions that arise. For instance, the children found that one of the chickens had laid an egg...
Book Review: A Lion to Guard Us

Book Review: A Lion to Guard Us

by Clyde Robert Bulla             Amanda, about 10 I think, and her two younger siblings (8 and 6) were living in the house of their mother’s employer.  Their mother was very ill so Amanda was doing what she could as a kitchen girl to earn their keep.  Her father had...

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Book Review: The Common Man

Book Review: The Common Man

by GK Chesterton This book is a collection of about 44 essays on subjects ranging from the common man to necromancy to Elizabeth Barrett Browning to nudism to match making historical figures and how they're getting together may have changed history. Needless to say, I...

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