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Articles by author: Jen Greenholt

Words that Count: Discovering the Mathematics of Poetry

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by Jen
Friday, 15 February, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
In a 2011 article for the American Mathematical Society, mathematician Cai Tianxin made a striking claim. He wrote, “It could be said that mathematics and poetry are the freest intellectual activities of human beings.”1 His suggestion is doubly daring: first, because...
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Writing Your Way Out of Writing-Based Anxiety

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by Jen
Friday, 25 January, 2013
categories: Homeschooling Life
“How many words can you write in a minute?” is not a question I often hear, even as someone who writes as a vocation.  However, today while researching for the next set of books in the PreScripts series, I came across a quote that made me ponder this very question. A...
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My Classical Journey with the Magi

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by Jen
Wednesday, 19 December, 2012
categories: Classical Christian Education
Last year, I had the opportunity to study T.S. Eliot's poem "The Journey of the Magi" with a high school student whom I was tutoring. I had read the poem before and my graduate school roommate was an Eliot aficionado, so I felt reasonably confident as I approached the...
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Beating the Winter Blues

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by Jen
Thursday, 08 November, 2012
categories: Homeschooling Life
Lo! now the direful monster, whose skin clings To his strong bones, strides o’er the groaning rocks: He withers all in silence, and in his hand Unclothes the earth, and freezes up frail life. —William Blake, “To Winter”  The first semester of the school year is winding...
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Choosing to Be a Chicken Soup Homeschooler

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by Jen
Tuesday, 23 October, 2012
categories: Classical Christian Education
When vats of hand sanitizer magically appear next to every handle, lever, and faucet accessible to the public, it can mean only one thing: cold and flu season has arrived. Despite my best efforts to avoid contamination, sometimes illness is unavoidable, especially if...
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