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Leigh Learning Greek

Leigh Learning Greek

Leigh is such a superstar! She has been studying German as a hobby for the past 4-5 months. . . a hobby! Even during school months! She would finish her schoolwork and then open up her German textbook.     Now she is picking up ancient Greek! Here she is with Ron, her uber-qualified teacher! 

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Happy 4th!

Happy 4th!

How do you celebrate the fourth of July when you live abroad? Clare’s answer: Make fried chicken! We bought a deep fryer (we had been pondering this purchase for a whole year since we have ambitions to make suppli–Italian rice balls–and french fries). We spent several days trying it out and getting used to it….

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Dinner in Rome

Dinner in Rome

I spent the day in Rome and then the family met me at a pizzeria near the Colosseum. Such a beautiful night with no tourists–except us (are we tourists? We’re residents but not Italians. . . hard to know. . . ).  We walked around while street musicians were performing and soaked up Bella Roma!

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Book I’m Reading

One of the books I’m reading right now is Charles Journet’s The Meaning of Grace. Ron insists that it is one of the best books he’s ever read. He has put it in my hands many times and I am finally getting through it.  Here is a summary of some of his first points in…

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Fathers’ Day in Rome

Fathers’ Day in Rome

Enjoying Fathers’ Day in Rome! Here is the gelateria Dad introduced us to! LOVE YOU, DAD!!! Ron took us to Tre Fontane, the site where Paul was martyred. It is now a Trappist monastery, a silent oasis in the heart of a bustling city! I think it’s beautiful that Ron chose this is as how…

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Summary of Christianity

Here is a summary of Christianity:  Even though it looks like things are bad in the world, God invites us to divine life (giving us grace we are nowhere near deserving) and forgives us (throwing our sins as far as the east is from the west). So, the dice are loaded–all in our favor. The…

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Time off

Time off

Annie, Sebastian and I have taken to having picnics in the park. We eat our little meals, read a book and play music. It is so relaxing! A much-forgotten pass-time! (And it’s just too hot in Texas most of the year!)

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A Dinner of Great Import

It was impossible for me to imagine a dinner on the last day of high school for my first child whom I began formally educating when he was 4 years old. His education started with adding and subtracting strawberries from the Ponchatula Strawberry Festival, and ended with latin, history, philosophy, physics and more in Italy….

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