Saying No to Alexa

Saying No to Alexa

“Man is the only animal nature has endowed with the gift of speech.” Aristotle, Politics It is estimated that almost a quarter of American homes have a voice-enabled ‘smart speaker,’ and experts predict that over half of households will within a few years. The lion’s...
Marital Conversation

Marital Conversation

“Is there anyone to whom you speak less than to your wife?” Socrates, in Xenophon’s The Estate Manager Thomas Aquinas suggests that spouses ought to have the greatest of friendships. His central reason is that they share in the “whole course of daily life.” In...
Wealth: Seeking Only What’s Needed

Wealth: Seeking Only What’s Needed

“One natural kind of acquiring property is part of household management…and things necessary for life and useful for the household are acquired. They are the elements of true riches; for the amount of property which is needed for a good life is not unlimited.”...
The Intentional Household, and the Next Bethany Weekend

The Intentional Household, and the Next Bethany Weekend

“And out of this relationship (of husband and wife) the first thing to arise is the household…” Aristotle, Politics According to Aristotle, the household arises naturally. But even plants that grow naturally can be hindered, or destroyed, by adverse environmental...

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