Read Jack’s Novel!
- What I Learned 20 Years Ago
- An expensive trip to the neighborhood coffee shop and some analysis
- Who Got Here First and What in the World are We to do at this point
- Where I Lived, and What I Lived For (or, I Wished to Live Deliberately)
- I’m Not Sorry About My Dad
- Little House and my Happy Golden Years
- Thanks for the Memories
- I’m Jolly Well Going to Get Some of the Advantages, Too
- ‘Times Were Much Simpler Then’
- ‘Only Human’
- To Be or not To Be
- Celebrate, or Keep on the sunny side
- She’s Back! What in the world was she thinking?
- James Dewey: The Legacy of a Name
- Might Makes Right
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Tag Archives: narration
I’m actually not very good with remembering things. I was listening to a podcast with Karen Glass, author of Know and Tell: The Art of Narration, and she mentioned that Charlotte Mason made a distinction between Memorization and Memory. Yep, … Continue reading
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal historian David McCullough discusses the historical illiteracy of students (who, of course, grow up to be us big people), even from the most esteemed institutions. He speaks of a young woman who … Continue reading
Today I read this words of Charlotte Mason from the Introduction to Vol. 6: A child requires knowledge as much as he requires food. He is furnished with the desire for Knowledge, i.e., Curiosity; with the power to apprehend Knowledge, … Continue reading
James explains our stick figures representation of Shakepeare’s Cymbeline. We do this as we’re reading along to keep all the characters straight — who’s who and who belongs to whom and who wants to belong to whom. Over a period … Continue reading
James will be spending next school year with Marco Polo and his travels. This week he got an introduction to the man in a chapter from M.B. Synge’s The Discovery of New Worlds
Here James narrates the story from Our Island Story. The Henrys I and II should be Edward I and II. The Scottish king that he never names is Robert the Bruce who you might remember from Braveheart.