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.
Latest Blog Posts
- Rumor, Swiftest of All Evils in the WorldSay 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 101Ontology 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 101The 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 WorkEducation 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 […]
- TheologyThe English word “theology” comes from two Greek words, theos (God) and logos (the study of), so it literally means “the study of God.” Things that Theology is interested in are: (1) the nature of […]
- Greek Religion (2)(Continued from Part 1) Greek religion was anthropomorphic – the gods were made in the form of man himself. The gods, as their statues show, were idealized human beings, having far more power than, but […]