A Cheerful Advent for Cheerful Children

In our younger days, my husband and I subjected our children to a strict Advent, a little “Lent” that allowed…

The 64 Days of Christmas

As Christians, we know the reason for the season.  It isn’t just an expanded time to revel in merriness, gift…

Thanksgiving as the Basis of Freedom

Thanksgiving in America is a thing to behold. We vaguely recall its Puritan origins, and vaguely associate it with religion.…

On De Profundis and Beautiful Music

What a shame it is more Roman Catholic parishes don’t dig deeper (or at all) into the treasure trove of…

C.S. Lewis On Sex and Popular Culture

In light of the daily reports of sexual assault and harassment, here are C.S. Lewis’s abridged thoughts from Part III,…

The Architectural Trads Are Back – We Should Celebrate

An abridged version of Hugh Pearman’s offering in The Spectator. I’m sitting across a café table from a young man…

Grammar in the Homeschool

I teach English grammar in my homeschool because it builds within the intellect the architectural foundation for the realization of…

The Importance of Proper Entertaining

My wife and I are blessed to have many friends ranging from just beyond acquaintance to–how do the Gen Z’ers…

Unplugging

The night comes early for us in autumn. Early November sunsets sneak in before dinner, and we don’t have the…