*Andrew played his first official high school baseball game last night. For JV he caught and had an RBI and for varsity he played left field and had an RBI single. Great first outing and we get to do it all over again today.
*Baseball is making finding time to workout difficult especially as I place Morning Time as a priority over working out. Today I hope to do a 30 minute circuit after I drop Andrew off and before his game starts. Sunday afternoon I ran around Camp Jordan while Alex warmed up. Just getting in 2 to 3 days a week is hard.
*Morning Time is the priority and I am trying to finish up a few books. We finished Plutarch's Pericles and found ourselves conflicted. Plutarch seemed rather negative about Pericles but then he wrapped it up with glowing words. We also finished Henry VIII and are trying to find time to watch the play. In the meantime I bought the Arkangel Pericles. I am pretty sure I am the only person on Earth who started their Arkangel collection with Henry VIII and Pericles. I am happy to report we may read 4 Lives from Plutarch this year and 4 plays from Shakespeare. We usually only get to 3 each.
*We are also on the cusp of finishing The Idylls of the King and Guerber's The Story of The Thirteen Colonies.I spent a tiny bit more money on my Kindle edition of The Idylls in order to make sure it was well done and easy to navigate through. Some Kindle books can leave you wasting time finding your place. My Guerber was free for Kindle.
*I finished reading Charles Todd's new book Proof of Guilt. It was my least favorite Todd so far. The plot was so confusing I am not sure I 'got it.'
But two chapters into Deborah Crombie's Sound of Broken Glass and I am remembering how much I like her style.
*Finally I have been trying to work in a few Teaching Company videos into our school day. Alex and Andrew love The Secrets of Mental Math and I have added in Skywatching to enhance our reading of Signs and Seasons which I have to admit has seemed a bit hard to read. I blame that on not having enough time to stop and go outside in the evenings and apply what we have read. I am hoping the Skywatching videos bring some of this home and already I have seen some fruit as Alex spent time at Andrew's games spitting in celestial patterns and showing me how to make things appear smaller or bigger.
"St Augustine defines virtue as ordo amoris, the ordinate condition of the affections in which every object is accorded that kind of degree of love which is appropriate to it.11 Aristotle says that the aim of education is to make the pupil like and dislike what he ought.12 When the age for reflective thought comes, the pupil who has been thus trained in 'ordinate affections' or 'just sentiments' will easily find the first principles in Ethics; but to the corrupt man they will never be visible at all and he can make no progress in that science.13 Plato before him had said the same. The little human animal will not at first have the right responses. It must be trained to feel pleasure, liking, disgust, and hatred at those things which really are pleasant, likeable, disgusting and hateful."
CS Lewis The Abolition of Man
CS Lewis The Abolition of Man