“I was convinced they would attempt to rob us in which case be their numbers what they would I should resist to the last extremity preferring death to that of being deprived of my papers instruments and gun. . . .” – Meriwether Lewis July 26, 1806, The Journals of Lewis and Clark, Edited by B. DeVoto. Continue reading January 14, 2019. Don’t Take My Papers!
Ourselves Book II.—Self Direction “Order my goings.” ~~~~~ INTRODUCTORY IN Book I. of Ourselves, which deals with Self-knowledge, I have tried to lay before the reader a panoramic view of the Kingdom of Mansoul. I shall continue to use the expression, Mansoul, which we owe to Bunyan, because I do not know any other that suggests a view from the outside, as if one surveyed … Continue reading Ourselves Volume 4 Book II Introductory
“Why must the child learn? Why do we eat? Is it not in order that the body may live and grow and be able to fulfil its functions? Precisely so must the mind be sustained and developed by means of the food convenient for it, the mental pabulum of assimilated knowledge.” Charlotte Mason Home Education Volume 1 p. 171. Continue reading January 5th, 2019. Why Must The Child Learn?
CHAPTER XVII INTEGRITY: JUSTICE IN ACTION Integrity in Work—‘Ca’ Canny.’—Some time ago the newspapers brought a serious charge against the ‘British workman.’ He was said to have taken ‘Ca’canny’ for his motto. That is to say, the man paid by the hour was pledged to do as little work as he decently could in the time. If he were a bricklayer, for example, he … Continue reading Ourselves Volume 4 Book I Chapter 17
Charlotte Mason Book Study, Omaha, Nebraska Ourselves Volume 4 2018-2019 Book I. Sept13 Pref to HEd, Pref to 4, Intro, Intro pp. 1-32. Map of Mansoul. October 11 pp. 33-80 November 8 pp. 81-125 December 13 pp. 126-166 January 10 pp. 167-210 Book II. February 14 Intro, Part I Sect 1, Chapter 1-6 pp. 1-40 March 14 Chapter 7- 13 … Continue reading Volume 4 CM Book Study – On the Same Page – Reading Schedule
CHAPTER XIV TRUTH: JUSTICE IN WORD Truth is not Violent.—If our thoughts are not our own, if what we think of other people is a matter of Justice or of Injustice, so also a certain manner of words is due from us to all other persons with whom we speak; and if we do not say these words we are unjust to our neighbours. … Continue reading Ourselves Volume 4 Book I Chapter 14
Often the words charming, delightful, reverent, joyful, peaceful, even sacred accompany descriptions of Nature Journaling in a Charlotte Mason Education. Bright walks, invigorating fresh air, beauty for every eye with subject matter abounding, is bound to make for refreshment and mind feeding. Take, for example, this quote from Charlotte Mason, “As soon as he is able to keep it himself, a nature-diary is a source … Continue reading Nature Journals For the Long Haul