Month: July 2014

The Whole Truth

What the Classic Writers Knew That We Have Forgotten by G. K. Chesterton The highest use of the great masters of literature is not literary; it is apart from their superb style and even from their emotional inspiration. The first use of good literature is that it prevents a man from being merely modern. To …

The “Demon Irony”

Classical Literature as an Antidote to Modern Thought  When the movie Les Misérables came out last year, my wife and I went to see it with several of our adult children, none of whom are fans of musicals. I don’t know how this happened. My daughter was the only one who would even consent to sit down …

Stargazing

At a time when many of our friends are becoming somewhat reluctant “empty-nesters,” my husband and I are in the process of realizing that we need to continue homeschooling our children even beyond their graduation. At 19, neither of our special-needs twins are able to attend college, yet both want to continue learning. Over time …

The Poetry of Love

Marital Wisdom in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales Chaucer and his Canterbury Tales might well be the cardinal literary élan of the Middle Ages. Before considering Chaucer’s contribution to marriage, let us begin with a brief look at his legacy. By the late fourteenth century, it had become commonplace for the last couple hundred years to take …

CLSA on Trinity Classical School

Trinity Classical School is a college-preparatory Christian school in Houston, Texas. We use a hybrid teaching model that combines traditional schooling with homeschooling in a Christian setting with classical curriculum, offering the “best of both worlds” through a collaborative-style approach. On-campus classes meet two days per week, with at-home learning occurring on the alternate days. This allows parents to participate …