Playing the Right Games

Playing the Right Games

“But when children play the right games from the beginning and absorb lawfulness from music and poetry, it follows them in everything and fosters their growth…” Socrates, in Plato’s Republic, Bk IV It’s easy not to be concerned about games. After all, they’re just...
Vacation

Vacation

The very word is soothing. It brings back special memories of childhood. Of being together with the people we most want to be with. My father, who otherwise was so busy, had nothing to do other than be with us. Mom was finally able to relax, at least somewhat. I think...

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...
Pointless Parties

Pointless Parties

“There are others too…that pretend to be pleasures, such as gambling and pointless parties; as time goes on, it becomes clear even to the victims of their seduction that they are afflictions disguised as pleasures….” Socrates, in Xenophon’s The Estate Manager, I It’s...

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