Grateful to be a Teacher

Grateful to be a Teacher

“It’s no easy task—indeed it’s very difficult—to realize that in every soul there is an instrument that is purified and rekindled by such subjects [liberal studies] when it has been blinded and destroyed by other ways of life, an instrument that is more important to...
A Better Approach to Money

A Better Approach to Money

This time of year a credit card can seem to take on a life of its own. It’s like a badly trained dog: we tell ourselves that it does what we command it to do. Please go here to Front Porch Republic where I have posted a reflection on taking a new approach to money in...
Discussing Virtue, Daily

Discussing Virtue, Daily

“It is the greatest good for a man to discuss virtue every day and those other things about which you hear me conversing and testing myself and others…” Socrates, The Apology Philosophers can get a bad rap—among other things for discussing issues far removed from the...
Playing the Right Games

Playing the Right Games

“But when children play the right games from the beginning and absorb lawfulness from music and poetry, it follows them in everything and fosters their growth…” Socrates, in Plato’s Republic, Bk IV It’s easy not to be concerned about games. After all, they’re just...

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