As have many classical educators, over the last several years I have written quite a lot about the need for teachers to “inspire wonder” in their students. But I have also written quite a lot about the need for classical schools to have a few dogmas, a few beliefs that simply aren’t up for debate.Continue reading “Grow A Spine”
Category Archives: CiRCE Links
New Short Fiction
My latest for CiRCE is a wildly unoriginal short story which borrows liberally from Leo Tolstoy, Alice Thomas Ellis, Foer’s “The Sixth Borough,” and Eugene Vodolazkin’s Laurus.
Legos Are Good Toys
My latest for CiRCE is about why thirtysomething parents love old Legos, why they don’t love new Legos, and why kids need old Legos now more than ever.
I Don’t Mean To Brag
My latest for CiRCE is less about pedagogy than school politics. What happens when the headmaster at a classical school doesn’t read classics?
If There’s A Culture War, It’s Directed At Kids
My latest article for CiRCE is about kid’s movies. It’s an old gripe, but one I always enjoy making.
How To Predict The Future
My latest for CiRCE is dedicated to teaching readers how to predict the future. It is easier and more humbling than you can imagine.
The Most Underrated Film Of All Time
My latest for CiRCE is about Joe Versus the Volcano. It’s a sprawling essay and you can read it here.
My latest for CiRCE is a brief reflection on my unlikely love for Patricia Highsmith and all the nasty things that algorithms do to our ability to love beauty. Read it here.
In my ongoing series for CiRCE on what everyone should do on their coronavirus vacay, I offer a small number of documentary recommendations.
New Short Fiction
Up on CiRCE today is a piece of short fiction I have worked on, off and on, for over a year.