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Welcome to 2015 and Sorry

Welcome to 2015 and first let me apologise. It has been a long time since last blogging. The chief reason has been I have been working on finishing another Masters degree, this one in higher education, however the slog toward the end just took out too much of my time for other activities. 77 more words

Great Books Of The Western World

How to Read a Book

You might have some welcome time on your hands in the holiday season, so why not dig into a new book! But do you really know how to read a book? 402 more words


Duration to Completion of the Great Books of the Western World

I get many search queries that hit my website, and loads of questions, pertaining to how long it takes to read the Great Books of the Western World (GBWW), edited by Mortimer Adler.  923 more words


John Calvin and free will

John Calvin was an early Reformer of the Protestant movement that began with Martin Luther, continued with Calvin and Huldrych Zwingli; probably the most notable and well-known break from the Roman Catholic church was Henry VIII of England. 1,933 more words


The good life

Seventeen years—or exactly half of my lifetime—ago, I spent six weeks at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, as a high school junior in the… 793 more words


Books do furnish a life

When I was growing up in Castro Valley, California, one of the high points of any year was our annual library book sale. My local library was located conveniently across the street from my church, so on one magical weekend, I’d enter the parish hall to find row after row of folding tables stacked with discards and donations. 869 more words


Likes and Followers

I am often astonished at the conventions of society on the internet. Frequently, within five minutes of posting my monstrously long essays, I receive several emails notifying me of “likes” or new “followers”. 127 more words