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Allegory and Art: Thomas Cole 1801-1848

The Allegory paintings of Thomas Cole serve to underline the points I’m reading in Francis Schaeffer’s How Should We Then Live. In his series of paintings, The Voyage of Life, Cole shows the various stages of life’s journey as a journey through a wild and American landscape in a boat. In the journey of childhood, the child is …

How to Read Poetry: Recitation

This is a short note on how to read poetry aloud. Many of us have never learned the joy of reading poetry out loud, and to some this can seem a daunting skill. If we want our child to learn to love poetry, we need to learn to read it well. Leaving meaning aside for …

The Continuous Feast

Homeschooling has a lot of competition these days!   What do schooled students have to look forward to each day, can you remember?  Pretty young teacher, eyes full of love with makeup-shining face, greeting us with a smile as we enter the door?  The feeling of being part of something bigger than ourselves, a society of …