Monthly Archives: January 2015

Great Books Challenge

Hi, lovers of the classics! I have accepted the Great Books challenge for parents by Roman Roads Media. I will be reading Virgil’s Aeneid, watching the lectures by Wes Callihan, and doing the assignments. As I blog through the lessons, you can all keep me accountable. Join me, and take advantage of the free curriculum offered to those who complete it. Watch for my first post soon!

Masters of Words in their Intellects

Sayers mentions film and radio. How much more relevant is her complaint in this day of TV and the Internet?

For we let our young men and women go out unarmed, in a day when armor was never so necessary. By teaching them all to read, we have left them at the mercy of the printed word. By the invention of the film and the radio, we have made certain that no aversion to reading shall secure them from the incessant battery of words, words, words. They do not know what the words mean; they do not know how to ward them off or blunt their edge or fling them back; they are a prey to words in their emotions instead of being the masters of them in their intellects. – Dorothy Sayers