SS #95: What are the liberal arts? (with Dr. Chris Schlect!!)

SS #95: What are the liberal arts? (with Dr. Chris Schlect!!)

We talk about the trivium, about a liberal arts education, about classical education, but often without being clear about what these terms mean. When we do have a definition, it is usually simplified. Sometimes, it’s not at all tethered to the actual historical usage or concept. In this episode, we talk to historian Dr. Schlect,…

Imaginative Memory

Imaginative Memory

In khaki shorts and skirts with color-coordinated polos, 5-year-olds stand in front of parents, grandparents, prospective school families, and potential benefactors. Rattling off lists of states with their capitals, history events, and presidents, the students’ accomplishments prove the efficacy of classical education. That, anyway, is the reasoning for both doing the memory work and showing…

#94 – Cooking like it’s 1999 (with Betsy Farquhar!)

#94 – Cooking like it’s 1999 (with Betsy Farquhar!)

Everything in our culture today seems to be high-stress, even when we don’t realize it. When we slow down in one area, we can reap the benefits in other areas as well. That is the power of scholé. Betsy Farquhar changed her cooking habits to decrease the pressure while increasing the connection and creativity required,…