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I Think We May Be Missing Something Very Important

In all too many cases, I think she’s right.

hat tip: @sarahmae on Twitter

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The why of reading

Do you ever ask yourself why you should read a book? Anthony Esolen has, and he thinks Common Core has entirely the wrong attitude. I suspect you’ll agree, once you hear him out.

 

Anthony Esolen provides a useful history lesson.

Scholars discover…

… that not driving kids nuts by strangling their play time has beneficial results.

Who’d have guessed, right?

hat tip: Scott Ott on Facebook

From December 15, 1941, “We Hold These Truths,” a dramatic radio broadcast celebrating the Bill of Rights. It’s an hour long, so grab a cup of tea or what have you, and settle into a comfy chair – or put on headphones and head out for a nice long walk, or whatever it is you like to do while getting educated by audio. It’s well worth a listen, I think. (Parental guidance is suggested for young children, for a portion dedicated to terrors the amendments are designed to protect against.)

From the website:

Narrated by James Stewart. Featuring Edward Arnold, Lionel Barrymore, Walter Brennan, Bob Burns, Dane Clark, Walter Huston, Elliott Lewis, Marjorie Main, Edward G. Robinson, Rudy Vallee, and Orson Welles, among others. Not to mention Leopold Stokowski leading the New York Philharmonic through “The Star Spangled Banner.”

hat tip: @RealTimeWWII on Twitter

Why We Raise Belgian Horses is available as a Kindle Countdown deal for the next few days. That means that it has started at 99 cents this morning, and will work its way up step by step until it is regular price again. As of post time, if you want to catch it at 99 cents, you have 1 day, 11 hours, 35 minutes, 23 seconds left. After that it goes to $1.99, and on up from there.

You’ve probably seen this wonderful and wise article elsewhere (in the slang of the day, it has ‘gone viral’), but here you go anyway: Marriage Isn’t For You.

If you haven’t read it, please do. The people around you will appreciate it.