I am a classical teacher based in Arizona, where I live with my wife and six daughters, all of whom are homeschooled.

I hold a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Culture from New St. Andrews College, and an M.A. in Humanities from the University of Dallas.

I have taught a wide array of subjects, including Bible, Classical History, Medieval History, Rhetoric, Latin (I-IV), and Classical Greek (I-II).
 
Here four related but distinct websites connect:
 
(1) this page, which contains my general audience classical education materials,
 
(2) my personal quasi-academic blog, Resident Pilgrim,
 
(3) my strictly academic audience classical education blog, Res Cogitandae, and
 
(4) my dedicated site for classical Christian sources on politics, Politeuma.

Just below you will find my latest general audience blog posts on classical education matters.







Latest Blog Posts

  • Nobility Lost (Part 1)
    From time to time as a teacher of classical literature, I've tried to get students to engage with the idea of nobility as it appears in most of the Greek and Roman texts we read. […]
  • Clay-Footed Heroes
    If your homeschooled children are much like mine, they've been imbued from an early age with a passion for reading. They'll read anything you let them read - and smile and ask for more. And, […]
  • Who Says Political Philosophy Isn’t Practical?
    Sometimes it may seem like getting too deep into the philosophical end of the classics just isn't "practical," since so much of it seems airy-fairy, high-falutin', divorced from "the real world" of everyday experience. But […]
  • Rumor, Swiftest of All Evils in the World
    Say what one will about mythology; there are times when it is an incredibly deep store of verifiable human knowledge drawn from experience and made more powerful through allegorization.Take Virgil's remark in Book IV of […]
  • Ontology 101
    Ontology is “the study of being,” or, “the study of existence.” Things that exist share the quality of “existing,” and ontology studies what it means to say that a thing “exists.” The term “ontology” comes […]
  • Philosophy 101
    The term “philosophy” comes from two Greek words, philos (love of) and sophia (wisdom), so it means literally “love of wisdom.” Philosophy begins with asking questions. When we start to reflect upon – that is, […]
  • “Facility of Education Will Lead to Indifference To It”
    More from T.S. Eliot, foreseeing the impasse of the modern educational ideal: People can be persuaded to desire almost anything, for a time, if they are constantly told that it is something to which they […]
  • “A Swollen Number of Candidates”
    T.S. Eliot, writing about 72 years ago, presciently observes: ...the ideal of a uniform system [of education] such that no one capable of receiving higher education could fail to get it, leads imperceptibly to the […]
  • Education is About What Things are For, Not How They Work
    Education is not job training; it is not even schooling. Education, in so many words, is knowing what things are for, not simply how they work. The truly educated person understands the proper uses to […]