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Articles by author: Ruth Holleran

Devices of Style - Part I: Introduction

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“He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle.” - John F. Kennedy, speaking of Winston Churchill Winter’s long dark evenings invite us to curl up with a thick novel. This winter as I amble through Lorna Doone, a story slow in action, but rich in language,...
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Another Turn around the Sun

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As the planet rides toward perihelion (the day of nearest approach to the sun, approximately January 3), I am thinking about cycles. Our lives have countless cycles. They come in different frequencies—some are singular arcs (such as from childhood to the second...
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Gospel-Centered Productivity for Homeschool Families

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Yes, I am reading yet another book on productivity. With six children, an aging father-in-law, a self-employed husband, and an irrepressible desire to do something more, I just may have an excuse. I know I have many kindred spirits in the classical homeschooling family...
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Five Ways to Give Thanks for One Thousand Gifts

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Revisiting Some Archived Articles that Have Not Been Lost, but May Have Been Forgotten and Are Worth a Fresh Read Five Ways to Give Thanks for One Thousand Gifts by Ruth E. Holleran “I look down at the pen, this pen I keep wielding, one writing her way all the way to...
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Getting It All Done: Ten Tips from a Classical Conversations Veteran

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I think I know you. Like me, you are convinced the Christian classical idea is good for your family, but in practice it means long days, hard work, and utter madness on the day before community. If you have children in more than one program you find yourself stretched...
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