I read a lot. Comes with the territory, I suppose. During the school year, I try to focus on Latin, German, Greek, French, and Spanish. But, I often get distracted by English.
To combat this, I divide the day by languages. In the morning, I focus on French and German. In the afternoon, Spanish. And in the Evening, English. Reading in English gives my mind a break at the end of the day. That’s the idea anyway. Doesn’t always happen.
These days, I’ve been reading Domestic Extremist: A Practical Guide to Winning the Culture War by Peachy Keenan.
I have a wife and four daughters. Hence the reason I picked this book up.
In our circles, focusing on the home is generally a chore at worst and an afterthought at best. Drop the kids off at preschool as soon as possible. This lets you get back to the real work out there. Away from home. You know, answering emails. Creating reports. Important work like that. Let strangers raise your kids so you can focus.
Spend as much time as possible in school/college so you are prepared for the important work in life… which is almost anything except staying home to raise your own children.
Peachy Keenen takes a wrecking ball to this worldview. She shows no mercy. And she does it all with wit. I am impressed.
By the way, if you are easily triggered, I recommend you do not read this book. I doubt you will be able to handle it.
However, if are at home, surrounded by kids, wondering if you are doing anything important with your life, read this book. It contains the encouragement you need.
Honestly, this is a tough, convicting book. Parts of it were difficult for me. And yet, I recommend it.
This is the type of book we need right now.
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Or, if you want to skip Latin, and just jump right into learning English words from Latin and Greek roots, you may enjoy the series Word Up! Warning. Word Up! is a bit wacky. You will learn a lot… but, you may find yourself rolling your eyes, too.
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