Author Archives: Classical on the Connecticut

About Classical on the Connecticut

I am the administrator of the web presences for Classical Conversations in White River Junction.

National Poetry Month

One year for National Poetry Month I joined a bunch of friends who posted a poem every day through April. It was fun sharing some favorites and reading new ones. But now that I am off Facebook, that time-suck, I … Continue reading

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National School Choice Week 2016

Just as we begin to think about next year’s options, National School Choice Week gives schools an opportunity to showcase who they are and what they offer. Upper Valley Classical Community will have an Open House celebrating classical education and … Continue reading

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School Choice Week 2016

National School Choice Week is January 24-30 in 2016. The upper Valley Classical Community will host an event during the week for elected officials, curious parents, and the press. We can’t wait to showcase the education we are giving our … Continue reading

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A Practical Education; A Response to “Don’t Stay in School”

I admit the first time I watched the video “Don’t Stay in School” I felt incredibly irritated. David Brown recites in an edgy rap the kinds of things he had to learn in school instead of useful things he thought … Continue reading

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Summer Semester

One month into my summer semester and I have discovered again why I cherish it. I have time for contemplation; my thoughts spin in long threads. My day is not quite as fragmented, because my teens are working, exploring, or … Continue reading

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Nourishing the Soul with Fairy Tales

Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis quotes Augustine in the Chapter “Men without Chests”. He writes, “St. Augustine defines virtue as ordo amoris, the ordinate condition of the affections in which every object is accorded that kind and degree of … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead to the New School Year

What is it about spring that makes us look for a fresh start?  Homeschool families are already thinking ahead to the new year. As our children grow we find their needs change. Teens in particular have a need to bounce … Continue reading

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Aaaand We’re Up!

The website is up and running!  Check it out and let me know if you find any links that do not work. I am looking into a Classical Conversations logo to place on the website so people know we are … Continue reading

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Working on a Website

With the help of my son I have created a website. We found a fabulous template here: http://www.os-templates.com/free-website-templates/education-board. It has several pages that have explanations and videos of our program. Not only that, but I have linked to some rich resources, such as Dorothy … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Upper Valley Classical Community blog!

On this chilly April afternoon I am launching the official blog for the Upper Valley Classical Community writers. Here we will post about home school, classical education, Classical Conversations, and life in general. As we grow through our practice of … Continue reading

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