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Review: Shadowed by Grace by Cara Putman

Rachel Justice, an American photographer, is thrilled to get a newspaper assignment to Italy during World War II. She needs the money her photos will earn to fund medical treatment for her dying mother.  However, she’s not counting only on her own photography; she’s also hoping to find her Italian artist father, a man she’s never known and […]

Happy Birthday, Emily Carr

One of my favorite Canadian artists, Emily Carr, would have been 142 today, and there are some celebrations: The Vancouver Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition of 40 of her exhilarating forest paintings this winter.  I won’t be able to see it, but maybe some of you will.  Instead, I can take a virtual field trip […]

The Rijksmuseum Collection in Amsterdam

When we lived in The Netherlands, my three little ones and I would often head to Amsterdam.  Since our railway pass gave us free admission to museums, we liked to visit a museum in the morning and then, of course, the zoo in the afternoon. We did not go to the Rijksmuseum frequently, but often […]

Review: How Should We Then Live? by Francis Schaeffer

There are many good books and a few great books but only a handful that should be reread at least once a decade. How Should We Then Live? by Francis Schaeffer is one of them. Beginning with the Romans, Schaeffer traces the history of Western thought right up to the present.  Yes, even though he […]

Exploring Augustine College

Update: Similar content but with updated links is available in the 2018 post Looking for a Classical Christian One-Year College? … Yesterday Miss 15 and I were students for a day at Augustine College in Ottawa, Canada, a Christian college that reminds me of both classical and Charlotte Mason education. Our visit was inspiring as well […]

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