Kate Deddens Nov 11, 2019

Nautae caelum et terram vident is a humble Latin sentence. It means, “The sailors see the sky and the land.”

It’s simple, yet it involves interconnecting thoughts and the ability to organize them in a systematic, coherent manner.

This sentence is relatively complex in the knowledge and skills it requires. To translate it, you must identify the syntactical attributes of each word, define each accordingly, and assemble them in English.

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Cindy Rollins Jul 6, 2015

In a post on my old blog (the now defunct ordo-amoris.com) I wrote about how we are failing to give our boys a reason to learn, how boys are motivated by honor and how our society has left them without hope, and how one antidote to the problem may be using great literature to motivate our sons to pursue honor. 

But what books should they read?  

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Andrew Kern Feb 10, 2014

Rod Dreher has been following a reflection by Tony Woodlief over HERE:  The article by Tony and the comments by Rod were so provocative (in the good sense) that I got carried away and wrote what became too long a comment. 

Here's what I wrote, but I have to urge you to read the original article and post (and also Rod's follow-up posts on his blog):

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Andrew Kern Oct 21, 2013

The best American schools have yet to remember why western civilization introduced “school” as the foundation of that civilization. Mostly, that is because the more we talk about school, the less we do it.

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