Fathers and Sons, and Gardens

Fathers and Sons, and Gardens

“The land provides the greatest abundance of good things, but doesn’t allow them to be taken without effort.” “Furthermore, the land also freely teaches justice to those who are capable of learning; for it does people favors in proportion to how well they serve it.”...

What I Learned from the Man Who Kicked-In My Car Door

An experience that my wife had driving through Washington, D.C. a couple of weeks ago led to a remarkable epiphany for me. Here is my account of this at Aleteia. John CuddebackHusband, father, and professor of Philosophy. Bacon from Acorns springs from one conviction:...
The Heart, in Suffering

The Heart, in Suffering

“Some day, perhaps, remembering even this Will be a pleasure.” Virgil, The Aeneid, I Aeneas and his men have endured much since leaving Troy. And of course they left only after the destruction of all they knew and loved in a flaming inferno of death. Now they’ve been...
Zeus’ Plan for February

Zeus’ Plan for February

“Aegis-bearing Zeus has a design for each occasion, and mortals find this hard to comprehend.” Hesiod, Works and Days Hesiod was convinced that Zeus has a plan for every occasion. Even February. Yet we mortals find this hard to comprehend—especially after a long, cold...
Saying No to Cupid

Saying No to Cupid

“Duty-bound, Aeneas, though he struggled with desire To calm and comfort her in all her pain, To speak to her and turn her mind from grief, And though he sighed his heart out, shaken still With love of her, yet took the course heaven gave him And went back to the...

We Need More Fires

“Fire is a capital article. To have no fire, or a bad fire to sit by, is a most dismal thing. In such a state man and wife must be something out of the common way to be in good humor with each other…” William Cobbett, Cottage Economy In this coldest winter in many...

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