Category Archives: Wisdom

Three Ways We Should Read Sacred Scripture

In scene two of the third Act of Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence cautions Romeo, Wisely and Slow, they stumble that run fast. Now, even those who have not read the play can guess that Romeo probably did not take … Continue reading

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Seven times to proceed wisely and slow

This past January 22, the philosopher Duane Berquist died. Among his many virtues, Duane Berquist had the distinction of being a wise man. Readers of lionandox.com might already be familiar with some of Dr. Berquist’s thought to the extent that … Continue reading

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Slow down, you move too fast!

The lazy hazy days of summer are here and I can’t think of more appropriate advice to give anyone than that which Friar Laurence gave to Romeo: ROMEO O, let us hence; I stand on sudden haste. FRIAR LAURENCE Wisely … Continue reading

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It’s Never Too Late to Become Educated

Every serious discussion about Catholic Liberal Education (which I call “Catholic Classical Education” sheerly for marketing purposes) must perforce dwell at considerable length from time to time on Homer and his works- especially the Iliad and the Odyssey. And this is because, as … Continue reading

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A Third Reason Why Philosophy is The Best and Most Noble Music

Let’s see if we can make this argument quickly and effectively! We have given two reasons why Socrates said that “Philosophy Is The Best And Most Noble Music.” We now present a third. Maybe there are more than three? But … Continue reading

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Do Your Children Know the Ten Commandments?

Every couple of years I have the opportunity to teach a course on the Ten Commandments to High School seniors and juniors. I always try to start the course with a one-question pop quiz that looks like this: Write down the … Continue reading

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Open Letter to My Daughter(s)

Is there anyone who was not profoundly touched by the flurry of open letters that loving parents wrote to their daughters concerning the recent election of our new president? (for example here and here and here) Ms. Sallie Krawcheck consoles her daughter after the … Continue reading

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The Ability for Large Discourse

Today we shall content ourselves with a purely intellectual discourse. Why? Because you and I, my dear reader, both possess the ability for large discourse! And as we all know, reaching way back to the vestiges and remnants of learning from our … Continue reading

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The privilege of teaching The Ten Commandments

Every couple of years I have the opportunity to teach a course on the commandments. I love this course. Happy is the teacher to whom such a task is assigned! As a matter of fact I feel just a little like … Continue reading

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On small beginnings: Wisely and Slow Part V

Classical education has something to do with wisdom. It has something to do with becoming wise. The classical scholars among you will undoubtedly recognize two litotes in that clever opener. Of course classical education has something to do with wisdom. … Continue reading

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