Category: Literature & Classics

How To Read Well According to C.S. Lewis

“The first demand any work of any art makes upon us is surrender.  Look.  Listen.  Receive.  Get yourself out of the way.  (There is no good asking first whether the […]

Off the Shelf: Jayber Crow

JAYBER CROW, WENDELL BERRY (2000) *Spoiler Alert* “This is a book about heaven.  I know it now.  It floats among us like a cloud and is the realest thing we […]

Who was Gerard Manley Hopkins?

GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS, 1844-1889 “The world is charged with the grandeur of God./ It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;/ It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of […]

Surprised by Joy

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH Romantic poet William Wordsworth lived from 1770 to 1850, writing nearly 400 poems and fathering six children, only three of whom lived to adulthood.  He penned this sonnet […]

Classics Every High Schooler Should Read

There are a lot of classics out there. So have you ever wondered where to start? Or which classics your high schooler should read first? Picking and choosing your book […]

Classics Every Middle Schooler Should Read

I recently read Winston Churchill’s little volume Painting as a Pastime. Before he gets to the what’s and why’s of painting, he describes reading and the unique power books hold. […]