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Review: Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry – Simply Convivial

Originally read & written in 2010. My rating: 4 of 5 starsLibrary. Somehow, Berry makes you feel affection for all mankind, even those who aren’t likable and maybe even those who are wicked but especially for those who are foolish — which is each one of us. CH067: Thoughts on Jayber Crow and Hannah Coulter…

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Review: Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry – Simply Convivial

My rating: 5 of 5 stars Library. Audio (Overdrive). Hannah Coulter is a first-person narrative beginning with Hannah’s childhood in the Depression through her old age in the new millennium, living her life in agrarian Kentucky. Hannah’s voice was gentle, loving, humble, yet ironic and frank as well. CH067: Thoughts on Jayber Crow and Hannah…

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Defining Education: What makes education classical

Originally posted in 2007 So, what is education? What is it this task that I have signed up for? I’ve been collecting quotes on the topic for several years; when viewed together they paint an inspiring yet daunting picture. All bolding is my own doing, italicizations are original. EDUCATION – The bringing up, as of…

Seven Laws of Teaching Your Own
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Seven Laws of Teaching Your Own

John Milton Gregory defines education as “embrac[ing] all the steps and processes by which an infant is gradually transformed into a full-grown and intelligent man.” There are two facets of this transformation: development of capacities and acquisition of experience. An important part of the latter is “furnishing the child with the heritage of the race.”…

Making a Convivial Home: Unrelenting Fellowship
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Making a Convivial Home: Unrelenting Fellowship

I mentioned previously that the Wilsons’ advice helped us get our marriage off to a strong start. The biggest and best piece of advice they gave was to never leave one another while out of fellowship. That isn’t that you can’t leave until you agree, but you can’t leave while you have unconfessed and unforgiven…