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  • The Meaning of Epiphany

    At one point in the history of the Spanish language, a council convened to make a decision. Do we establish Latin as the official language of the Hibernian peninsula or adopt the common, everyday version of Latin that has emerged? The council decided to adopt the common language, Spanish, and abandon Latin. (Spanish, incidentally, is just "new Latin".) One of the reasons Latin was discarded is fascinating: the council thought it was "too Christian". But how can a language be "Christian"?  Where does the word "epiphany" come from?

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  • Abigail Adams & The Art of Letter Writing

    We live in an altogether different world than our early American ancestors. Our age is instant, easy, accessible, short, and to-the-point, while Abigail Adams' day took on a slower, simpler pace. She lived in an age that had a dramatically different view of people and relationships than we do.

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  • Hours and Hours of Free Latin Audio

    There simply is nothing else out there like this.  If you want to increase your audio input, and thereby improve comprehension and pronunciation, then spend time every day listening to Bible.is. Continue reading

  • Classics Every High Schooler Should Read

    There are a lot of classics out there. So have you ever wondered where to start? Or which classics your high schooler should read first? Picking and choosing your book list can be overwhelming. So we've narrowed it down for you.

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  • Classics Every Middle Schooler Should Read

    I recently read Winston Churchill's little volume Painting as a Pastime. Before he gets to the what's and why's of painting, he describes reading and the unique power books hold. They contain, he says, an

    "infinitely varied store of knowledge and wisdom which the human race has accumulated and preserved, pride, even in its most innocent forms, is chased from the heart by feelings of awe not untinged with sadness."

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