Hi, welcome to Lion and Ox!

I am Mark Langley, and this blog gives me one more opportunity to talk about my favorite subject – you guessed it – Liberal Education. This blog also provides an opportunity to talk about other things like boat building, brewing beer, Gregorian Chant, home renovation, auto repair, and many other things which, strange to say, all have a connection to liberal education.

Over the past twenty five years I have taught every subject in the High School curriculum including: Algebra I, II and III Geometry and Calculus, as well as Physics, Natural Science, Earth Science, Entomology, Astronomy, Ancient History, World History, Greek and Roman History, American History, Latin I, II, III, IV, V, and VI, Greek Alpha, Beta and Gamma, Religion and Theology, Creed, Sacraments, Commandments, Apologetics, Ethics, Writing and Rhetoric, English Literature and Shakespeare, Greek and Roman Literature, Intellectual History and Philosophy, Calligraphy and Music.

In 2003, with the help of a few friends, some pioneering families, and the grace of God, I founded a small school in Cleveland called The Lyceum; a school which embodies, as much as possible, the principles of a Catholic classical education.

Fortunate in my choice of a spouse, I currently live in Northeast Ohio with my wife, Stephanie, and our twelve children.


11 Responses to About

  1. Isaac Khouri says:

    Hi Mr.Langley
    It’s Isaac and I would like to receive the emails and blog notifications when they come out thank you.
    Your student

    • marklangley says:

      Hi Isaac, Great! Please feel free to type your email in the “Don’t miss a post…” spot in the right hand menu ! Glad to have you on board!

      Mr Langley

  2. Marshaebert says:

    I stumbled across this post Can I please get on your mailing list for future emails

  3. Tomas M. says:

    Hi, I’m sorry for using comment section as I didn’t fid other way to contact you.

    In many posts you quote Robert Maynard Hutchins extensively. I also found many of his ideas good, but also found some critical studies from the Catholic point of view, like this one: The Philosophy of Education of Robert MaynardHutchins (not sure about his one as it is a paid article: THE APOSTASY OF ROBERT M. HUTCHINS).

    Could you shed more light on this? Perhaps you could compare his views and methods with the ones of John Senior? It could be explored in a separate post.

    Thank you!

  4. marklangley says:

    Thanks for the suggestion Tomas. I read through a bit of the first link with great interest, Thanks for passing those along. I will see if I can develop something about this in some future post.


  5. Jean Henderson says:

    Hello Mark,
    Just happened to find your blog while trying to maneuver my way through this iPhone. What a productive summer you’ve had!

  6. Luke Joyce says:

    Dear Mr. Langley
    I found lionandox.com and I thoroughly enjoyed your topic on the slavery of the mind and spirit. I wanted to tell you about this wonderful and inexpensive sailboat design I heard about from my cousin. It is called a Rowcruiser. It is longer than a Sunfish and supposedly more stable. It can hold up to three people and even has a sleeping berth albeit small. I have attached the link below and I hope you enjoy reading it.
    Luke Joyce

  7. Amy Ginski says:

    “Jim, Joe, John, Steve, Mike, Mark!” I just found your blog, Mark. I really enjoy it. I went to Kylemore Abbey with Annette, Jeanette and Barb. I’m likewise from a large family and Annette and I learned each others siblings off the top of our heads. Hence, I just recited the boys of your family. haha. God bless, and thanks for the blog.

    Amy DeTar Ginski

    • marklangley says:

      Thanks Amy,
      that is exactly what I used to do (and still do) although I would add in the name of my sisters as well. But after struggling to say the multi-syllabic names of my sisters, it always felt good to race thought the six mono syllabic names of the boys 🙂

      Although the youngest and of the family and barely alert to my surroundings at the time of which you speak- I do recollect your family name vividly – and am guessing that our families were quite close at the time. I also remember the post cards from Kylemore Abbey that my sisters sent home. What an extraordinarily beautiful place!

  8. I am a music ignoramus. I can’t read music at all. I have a poor head for music, BUT I have long thought that what you say is correct. Please provide a list of good church music. We need to know. PLEASE. I’v been teaching my few CCD students the Salve Ragina and the Tantam Ergo. Am I on the right track?

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