The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic

“If the pages that follow are inspiring, enlightening, or life changing, I take full responsibility, but if there are any errors it is not my fault.” - Prologue from The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic “There is a very good possibility that you will not believe a word I say.” Excellent opening words for … Continue reading The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic

The Woman Who Was Chesterton

Who is not aware of the giant that was G.K. Chesterton? Even if we post-moderns haven’t read much or any of his brilliant writings, knowledge of the “Apostle of Common Sense” (a term used by Dale Ahlquist in a definitive Chesterton biography by that name) is inescapable. Chesterton was a lion for truth, and his … Continue reading The Woman Who Was Chesterton

Great Courses Company: Everyday Engineering

I always knew that houses were complex systems of systems, but I never fully appreciated all of the aspects of engineering that go into making them snug, safe, and efficient. Thanks to Dr. Ressler and The Great Courses Company’s Everyday Engineering course, this non-science mama is now able to appreciate how rain water does not pool … Continue reading Great Courses Company: Everyday Engineering

Fairchild Family: Happy Little Family

Turning four is practically turning ten, or at least almost six. Just ask sweet little sister Bonnie who is thrilled to be out of babyhood and scrambling to play catch up to her 3 older sisters, and 1 older brother in this enchanting Appalachian pioneer farm family. Happy Little Family is the first of four … Continue reading Fairchild Family: Happy Little Family

Wednesdays with Words: Homer

Wednesday's with Words is a weekly post that allows us to reflect on a quote from our reading that is living in our hearts this week. This year I have been journeying through The Iliad and The Odyssey, because Roman Roads Media has worked with Wes Callihan to produce an incredible mentoring program for teen and adult … Continue reading Wednesdays with Words: Homer

What is Kickstarter? Why should I care?

"We built Kickstarter to help bring creative projects to life. We measure our success as a company by how well we achieve that mission, not by the size of our profits. That’s why, in 2015, we became a Benefit Corporation. Benefit Corporations are for-profit companies that are obligated to consider the impact of their decisions … Continue reading What is Kickstarter? Why should I care?

Picture Study Portfolios from Simply Charlotte Mason

I was a miserable art student throughout childhood. I was miserable in art class and my art was miserable. Really, there was little that I found true, good, or beautiful about my art. I was blessed. My parents love travel and, while this introvert loves being a homebody, I did grow up with a passion … Continue reading Picture Study Portfolios from Simply Charlotte Mason