The Power of Language

It is estimated that the human population currently boasts anywhere between 5,000 to 7,000 languages, depending on the distinction between language and dialect. This number is quite impressive, and when you consider ancient, forgotten, and extinct languages, it’s even more interesting. Today we see a proliferation of languages never before experienced, even with the creationContinue reading “The Power of Language”

What’s With WHY? Why is WHY important?

Why is water clear? Why is the sky blue? Why do I have to eat broccoli? Why?Why?Why? Children love to use one of the most powerful tools of language to experience the world around them and engage in a sort of game with adults. It is a part of childhood, that special time when theContinue reading “What’s With WHY? Why is WHY important?”

Boxing DAYS across the Commonwealth

The week following Christmas is arguably the best time of the year to get your hands on a lot of things that are well below their market value. Boxing Day, which always falls onDecember 26, is observed as an official public holiday in the UK and many European countries, as well as countries in theContinue reading “Boxing DAYS across the Commonwealth”

What It Means to have a Liberal Education

The beginning of liberalism can be traced back to the Age of Enlightenment, a period brimming with political and religious persecution. A multitude of human experiences including the Protestant Reformation, the American, British, and French Revolutions, and the persecution of all non-Catholics in Europe culminated in the rise of liberal thought which sought to upendContinue reading “What It Means to have a Liberal Education”