Fair Trials and Kangaroo Courts: An Interpretive Philosophy

Fair Trials and Kangaroo Courts: An Interpretive Philosophy

I spent March on the road traveling to homeschool conventions. These are interesting events:  educators, professionals, and entrepreneurs of every stripe fill exhibit halls with their wares and spend literal hours on concrete floors explaining their materials. Wide-eyed parents are just trying to figure it all out so that their precious charges can get what they need to survive in the world... 

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Just Another Reason I Homeschool: A Meditation on Jayber Crow

Just Another Reason I Homeschool: A Meditation on Jayber Crow

In award-winning author Wendell Berry’s novel, Jayber Crow, twice-orphaned Jonah searches for answers to the eternal questions:  What is the nature of God?  What is prayer?  Is life a random series of disconnected events, or a linear, purposeful, meaningful path?  These universal questions all converge upon Jonah’s more personal questions of identity:  Who am I?  Am I what I do?  Do I, in fact, choose my profession, thus bearing the immense responsibility of making myself?  Or am I born to a calling?

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