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Made a long day less long…

These days I am writing for Word Up: Volume's 2 and 3.  It's a long process.   Honestly, I am getting a bit frustrated.  English is a slippery language.  But, you knew that already.     I took a break from Word Up to go answer emails.  This was in my inbox.  Made me...

I almost emailed her back….

I received this series of questions: I've been worming my way through the vocab lists, making myself flashcards so I can more easily drill myself on this bewildering number of words.  Since I really like to know *everything* that a word means, I've been using...

Could I see an example class?

People are often confused by all that I offer.  That's fine.  Here's what's going on. Visual Latin is a professionally filmed series.  I do not personally sell it.  It is available here from Compass Classroom. Once they have completed Visual Latin many of my students...

Coronavirus silver lining

I agree 100% with Dr. Gary North.  "The greatest enemy of freedom in American history has been the public school system." But, hey.  Silver lining.  The public schools are closed. Last week, Dr. North published the following on his site: https://www.garynorth.com/...

More on the way…

Last week, I received this note: Just wanted to send a note to say thank you for the most excellent Word Up videos and let you know that we are eagerly awaiting the new series you are working on now. They are wonderfully informative as well as entertaining! But I...

Tennessee wins.

Middle Tennessee has a terrible reputation as an allergy hotspot. I have tried (and continue to try) everything I can to stop my allergies. But, in this fight, it's Tennessee 1, Me 0. I guess Tennessee wants to keep its reputation. This happens to me every May.  This...

Well, well, well…

So, it turns out Henle Latin isn't traditional at all.  It's modern.  Suspected that.  Couldn't really put it into words. This week, I received this email: This is not a class question.  I just ran across this article and it supports most of what you have been doing...

Since I will not be teaching Greek anytime soon…

Some of you may find this interesting. Dr. Robert Plummer is offering an audit option for one of his Greek classes.  Find out more right here: https://www.sbts.edu/online/audit/ I would love to teach Greek again, and I hope to someday.  But, I am just not sure when it...

Back on Monday

A student contacted me a few days ago.  She wanted to know where the morning classes had gone. I told her that I was taking a week off to figure out if I could defeat my allergies... or, if I could just wait a week for them to go away. I also told her this: I may have...