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I can’t tell you how many times I tried to write a post this past week. It was another in my series on Charlotte Mason and gifted kids, and it’s harder to write than I expected. I feel like I’m naming so many caveats that the whole thing becomes unclear. I hope that another week or two of simmering will solve this problem, but we’ll see.
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Speaking of Scholé Sisters, we had so many people asking for replay access to the Leading Well Retreat (from this summer), that we’ve made it available once again!
Whether you’re in need of some individual inspiration and refreshment, or you want to plan an event for your local group, the Leading Well Retreat is for you. ♥
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Want to win a copy of In Memoriam? Charlotte Mason IRL is giving away two copies! It’s not too late to enter, but you better do it ASAP.
One favorite thing all of your curators share in common is learning about Charlotte Mason and her philosophy. We often chat about questions or issues we’re facing (or #bookemergencies). We enjoy chatting, encouraging, and discussing as we continue to learn and grow. It’s a blessing to take what we’ve learned in those discussions into our own homeschools. Learning is another one of the Favorite Things we have in common. . In that vein, we are so excited that Brandy Vencel, @brandyvencel, has offered us two copies of her recently published edition of In Memoriam as a G I V E A W A Y ! 🎉🎉 . In Memoriam is a collection of essays and letters written to honor the memory of Miss Mason and her work. It’s a beautiful tribute and chock full of lessons different people learned from her during her lifetime. As such, it’s a wonderful supplement to the 6 volume series she herself wrote. . Here’s how to enter for a chance to win: . 1. Make sure you’re following both @charlottemasonirl AND @brandyvencel . 2. Tag a friend in the comments. You can tag as many as you’d like- just enter each as a separate comment. . 3. We’ll announce the winner in our Saturday, 11/18 post. You’ll win a book for yourself and for the friend you tagged! . The promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. Shipping to US addresses only. #charlottemasonirl
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This month in 2016:
One of the zillion times I’ve written about Charlotte Mason’s concept of masterly inactivity, this post gives you a taste of the talk I gave at the Leading Well Retreat.
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This week’s links collection:
- The 3 Characteristics of an Educated Man from The Art of Manliness
- Pretty sure this goes for women, too.
- Clogged arteries may be down to bacteria, not diet from Medical News Today
- Not surprising, but still interesting.
- The Odyssey and the Other from The Atlantic
- Can’t pass up a good article on Homer!
- First Principles: Elon Musk on the Power of Thinking for Yourself by James Clear
- Principle-based thinking: it’s a thing.
- Interestingly enough, this dovetails with the passage of Aristotle that Andrew Kern read on the recent episode of Ask Andrew.