I am a classical teacher based in Oregon, 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 classical education blog, Res Cogitandae, and
 
(4) my dedicated site for classical sources on politics, Politeuma.

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







Latest Blog Posts

  • In Search of Nobility (5): Magnanimity
    This fifth post in my series on Nobility continues expositing the first definition of "nobility" given by the Webster's 1828 Dictionary, as follows: 1. Dignity of mind; greatness; grandeur; that elevation of soul which comprehends bravery, […]
  • In Search of Nobility (4): Generosity
    This fourth post in my series on Nobility continues expositing the first definition of "nobility" given by the Webster's 1828 Dictionary, as follows: 1. Dignity of mind; greatness; grandeur; that elevation of soul which comprehends bravery, […]
  • In Search of Nobility (3): Bravery
    This third post in my series on Nobility continues expositing the first definition of "nobility" given by the Webster's 1828 Dictionary, as follows: 1. Dignity of mind; greatness; grandeur; that elevation of soul which comprehends bravery, […]
  • In Search of Nobility (2): “That Elevation of Soul Which Comprehends…”
    In the introductory post I noted that nobility in our times tends to be simply identified with concepts of social hierarchy expressed in terms of titles and possessions and cultural influence. Nobility, indeed, gets represented […]
  • The Liberating Knowledge of Letters (Literature)
    Here’s a snippet from a letter about the educated man, written ca. 1160 A.D.: ...it is the knowlege of letters [literature] that leads one forth from the common ignorance of human beings and from the […]
  • In Search of Nobility (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 […]