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Whizbang

Whizbang This word has multiple meanings.  A whizbang is someone (or something) extraordinarily successful or effect.  It can be someone or something flashy or impressive, recognized by its noise, excellence, or startling effect.  A whizbang is also another term for a...

Some new developments

Many of you know that a few weeks ago, Google turned my email off.  No warning.  Just turned it off. Since I do a lot via email, this was rather annoying. I believe all is well now.  I have access to email once again.  Of course, I know have a pile of emails to crawl...

I am locked out.

Google suspended my email account today.  Not sure why. When it comes to Latin, it's no secret that I prefer the Ecclesiastical pronunciation of Latin.  Also, called the Italian pronunciation. I suspect Google prefers the Classical pronunciation.  And, so they locked...

Tip of the Week #239: Expedition Bible

I woke up super early this morning, and just couldn’t go back to sleep.  I am sure you know what that’s like. Naturally, I spent some time binge watching archaeology videos on YouTube.  It’s what we all do when we can’t sleep. I want to share with you my new favorite...

Romance and the Romance languages. Is there a connection?

I received this question: Is there any Etymology connection between the word 'Romance' (Implying Love) and 'Romance' to Describe the Romance Languages? Or is it just a co-incidence that these two words are spelled and pronounced the same?   Here is my reply:...

Tip of the Week #238: How to pack light for a trip

You are familiar with hibernating.  Hiberna, in Latin, means winter quarters.  Military term.  When animals hibernate, they go into “winter quarters”. The Latin word for summer is aestas.  From aestas, English gets the word aestivate. Aestivating is the same as...

Lingua Latina… which books do we order?

I received this question: I am having my 7th grader start your Visual Latin this coming school year and am planning to add in Lingua Latina part way through per your recommendation. Can you send me a link to exactly what book(s) I will need for Lingua Latina? Will I...

Schedule 2022-2023

Today, I am updating the schedule for the upcoming school year. This is not likely to change.   2022-2023 Schedule Classes resume Monday, August 15, 2022   Fall Break: October 10 - 14 Thanksgiving Break: November 21 - 25 Christmas Break: December 19 - January 1...