Cultivating creativity, wisdom, and virtue in an ordinary life: Education, Entrepreneurship, and Soul Care.

Reprinted pieces, etc: also, The lamplighter, To be read at dusk, and Sunday under Three Heads by Charles Dickens 0

Surprise in an Old Book

I like old books (Who am I kidding? Some of my best friends are old books!), so if I come upon one that’s irresistibly priced, I’ll take a second look, even if the cover looks a bit shabby. Like this...

“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of.” Benjamin Franklin 0

Big Rock Planning

Whether you are planning a homeschool year or just mapping out a routine for life, don’t forget to start planning with the big rocks—the things that matter most. Big-rock planning works in every area of life. I’ve written about it in the context of...

Old boxcar against a western sky. 0

Westward ho! Adding Context to Travel

We are preparing for the WHO conference in Washington state and GHC in Ontario, California and as I always do when going westward, I start thinking of classic poetry, western songs, and big beautiful sky. For me, it is a way...

Celebrating the 750th anniversary of Dante's birth. 0

Dante’s 750th Anniversary, Properly Celebrated

The 750th anniversary of the birth of the great poet Dante Alighieri is being fittingly celebrated today in Italy. Oscar-winning actor Roberto Benigni will visit the Italian Senate to read from Dante’s masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, to an audience that will include Italy’s...