Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Typographical Reformation by Timothy George

  The English philosopher Francis Bacon (1561-1626) once said that the three greatest inventions during his lifetime were gunpowder, the mariner’s compass, and printing. Gunpowder forever changed the nature of armed conflict and introduced an era of savage warfare that … Continue reading

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12 of Our All-Time Favorite Quotes About Writing By Crafty House

There’s something about a quote that’s eloquently written about a topic you’re absolutely in love with that just stops your heart for a second. And these people certainly know how to say it right! Read our favorite quotes about reading … Continue reading

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Happy Presidents’ Day!

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Review of Ty Cobb

In Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty, Charles Leerhsen takes an in-depth look at one of the best and most controversial players to set foot on a baseball diamond. Ty Cobb’s lifetime batting average is the highest in the history of … Continue reading

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Review of Project Apollo

  In Project Apollo: The Early Years (1961-1967), Eugen Riechl recounts the beginnings of America’s quest for a lunar landing. After lagging behind Russia for months, and spurred on by the Kremlin’s launch of Sputnik, President John F. Kennedy vowed … Continue reading

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Why English Is Difficult

We’ll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes, But the plural of ox should be oxen, not oxes. Then one fowl is a goose, but two are called geese, Yet the plural of moose should never be meese, … Continue reading

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The Unending Love of God

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When Mother Reads Aloud Kim Shay

(Disclaimer: This encouragement goes for dads, too) I thought I would write about something a bit different today. We all need some lighter blog content, don’t we? I happened to be scanning my old blog archives from about ten years … Continue reading

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The Proper Grammatical Use of a Colon

Colon The colon has primarily three grammatical uses and several non-grammatical uses. Introducing a list The colon is used to introduce a list of items. The bookstore specializes in three subjects: art, architecture, and graphic design. Do not, however, use … Continue reading

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Education at a Crossroads By Thomas Sowell

In just a matter of days — perhaps next Monday — a decision will be made in Washington affecting the futures of millions of children in low-income communities, and in the very troubled area of race relations in America. An … Continue reading

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