#CaughtWithAClassic

A Practicing Paideia Post by Sara Masarik In today's age of phone cameras people are snapping pictures of everything - even their books! Who doesn't love to recommend a wonderful book to their friends? We sure do! And we would love to see classics get recommended with creativity and passion befitting of the richness and impact … Continue reading #CaughtWithAClassic

Discovering Narnia Through the Wardrobe

Narnia is a pretty fantastic and special place. I genuinely feel pretty sad for any child who hasn’t walked through the wardrobe and pushed back the coats to find themselves in a snow covered wood in a magical and mystical place. Narnia is the kind of place that can inspire a child to love reading, to love … Continue reading Discovering Narnia Through the Wardrobe

The Black Star of Kingston

I am going to venture to guess that G.K. Chesterton would have liked this book. Not because it is the most sophisticated book. Not because it is the most elegantly written book. Not even that it is the best book of Mr. Smith's #RabbitsWithSwords offerings. I think that Chesterton and his wife Frances would have loved how much … Continue reading The Black Star of Kingston

Wingfeather Saga #1: On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

A Children's Book Review by Sara Masarik - On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness This is a war story. A compelling, intriguing, sometimes quirky but deeply moral war story. This is the kind of story that helps us believe that we could stand and be counted if called upon to do so. … Continue reading Wingfeather Saga #1: On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

Radical Hospitality

I am Catholic. I explain that to give context. Last summer on retreat, I  watched Entertaining Angels (the Dorothy Day story) and was deeply moved by the hospitality Day extended to the poor, lost and homeless in New York. At the time of my retreat, my husband and I were going through a life changing transition. We were passionately … Continue reading Radical Hospitality