The weekly “little of this, little of that” feature here at Like Mother, Like Daughter!
Early next week I’ll show you the re-furbishment of our DIY kitchen island! Truthfully, I don’t know what to do with my kitchen, but the time had come to address the issues with our butcher block. I’ll have all the particulars for you soon!
On to our links!
Education must probe the past, understand it, remember it. So I will continue to return to the theme of our history and our approach to the flaws of our forebears, as well as their greatness, if any they had.
- Goodbye, Columbus — by our friend, Robert Royal. “We used to get exercised over the fact that students were graduating from high school and even college without knowing in what century the Civil War happened or the dates of World War II. Now we allow a small number of radicals, given a big media megaphone, to make cosmic moral claims and counterclaims ignorant of the winding human paths of history.”
Have a high-school student (whether homeschooled or in school) who is working on writing? Anyway, enjoy these excellent essays!
- When we try to teach really fine writing, as of essays, to our children, it’s best to read and enjoy actual essays, rather than going too much into the theory of the thing. Here is a good essay about E. B. White, an essayist of high quality.
- Learn about trees all around you; cure yourself of tree blindness! And in that link is embedded this one, a nice essay about New York City’s Fifth Avenue’s American elms that cites another essay by… E. B. White!
- The “Cajun Navy” represents a particular kind of American outdoorsman’s informal network of helpers. There are other kinds — up here in the North we have guys who can use a backhoe the way an artist uses a paintbrush and a chainsaw like it’s a butter knife, and who will come help you if you are caught in an ice storm with downed trees on road. The point is that maybe we are recovering an appreciation for regular people, knowing what to do, even if it takes a major disaster to get us there. Here’s another rather satisfying essay about the effort in Houston this past week.
- Getting Dressed in the 18th Century — a video from National Museums Liverpool, very nice. By knickers she means underpants, and I never really do understand how, with all those garments, “knickers” aren’t something you’d want or think up before so recently, just saying.
- Cardinal Sarah on how the Church can welcome those who don’t agree with her moral teachings. (I’m hoping this Wall Street Journal piece remains free to read.)
- A good, long article about various ideologies that all spring from the progressive mentality — that is, the notion that man is headed towards perfection: Liturgy of Liberalism.
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From the archives:
- We’ll be harvesting the honey soon! We did take notes one time, and this is a guest post from the Chief! — maybe this will help you wrap your mind around the process.
- In early October I will be speaking in Hillsdale, Michigan. If you’re interested, come along! (If you are near there, FYI I will be free on the day before, Friday. Email me to see if I can speak to your Pocket or group on that day! My email is on the sidebar.) One of the topics will be on how to “destruction-proof” your family. Are there guarantees in this life? No. But there are concrete things you should be doing!
Today is the feast of St. Agricolus.
Tomorrow is Sunday, but say a little prayer for the intercession of St. Gregory — for our culture, our family, our friendships, and our worship!
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