My Writings

Articles, Essays, etc.:

"Apologetics: Sacraments, Service and Study" - A Catholic Homeschool Companion, Sophia Institute Press - (February 2006)

"Hope: An Act of the Will" - The Tail End Blog - (November 2008)

- also published in mater et magistra magazine as "Living Differently: Putting on an Attitude of Hope" - (Summer 2008)

Unit Study on The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, mater et magistra magazine - (Summer 2009)

Blog Series:

Building a Culture of Life


"The Catholic Home", interview on The Catholic Cafe on Relevant Radio - (April 2010)

"Homeschooling: Educating Across the Generations" - interview in Il Sussidiario - (December 2009)

Talk Notes:

Christian Fearlessness: Putting on an Attitude of Hope - (Memphis, Tennessee 2010)

Choosing Materials that Will Work for Your Family - (Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2009 and Louisville, Kentucky 2010)

Engaging the Culture: A Catholic Homeschool Perspective - (Napa, California 2011)

Live It! Restoring the Culture through Faith, Family Life and Education - (Memphis, Tennessee 2010)

Sanity, Simplicity, and Exploding the Myth of the Supermom (Memphis, Tennessee 2010)

Notes from a number of older talks (from Minnesota and Milwaukee Catholic homeschool conferences) are incorporated into the Educational Theory section of Love2learn.

Audio and Video:

"Be Not Afraid: Engaging the Culture as a Family" - recorded February 28, 2012 for Homeschool Connections Online (scroll down to find link)

"Choosing Worthwhile Materials" - recorded June 10, 2009 for Homeschool Connections Online (scroll down to find link near end of page)

Love2learn Moments - transcripts from the pieces played Relevant Radio and other Catholic Radio Stations

Book Reviews: (very incomplete list)

501 Latin Verbs Fully Conjugated in All the Tenses by Richard Prior and Joseph Wohlberg

Around the Year Once Upon a Time Saints by Ethel Pochocki

Blessed Miguel Pro: 20th Century Martyr by Ann Ball

Common Ground: What Catholics and Protestants Can Learn from Each Other (DVD)

Enemy Brothers by Constance Savery

Footprints of God: Peter, Keeper of the Keys by Steve Ray

Herodotus and the Road to History by Jeanne Bendick

Homer Price by Robert McCloskey

If All the Swords in England by Barbara Willard

Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration by Pope Benedict XVI

The Kitchen Madonna by Rumer Godden

The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie de Paola

The Man Who Was Thursday, A Nightmare by G.K. Chesterton

The Miracle of St. Nicholas by Gloria Whelan

Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorenson

My Cup of Tea: Musings of a Catholic Mom by Danielle Bean

My Heart Lies South: The Story of My Mexican Marriage by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino

The Mystery of the Periodic Table by Benjamin Wiker

North to Freedom by Anne Holm

NurtureShock: New Thinking about Children by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

Old Sam, Dakota Trotter by Don Alonzo Taylor

Pope John Paul II (DVD 2005; Jon Voight, Cary Elwes)

The Red Letter Alphabet Book by Ellen Gould

The Reed of God by Caryll Houselander

Refuting the Attack on Mary: A Defense of Marian Doctrines by Father Matteo

The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone: Key to Ancient Egypt by James Cross Giblin

St. Thomas Aquinas the Preaching Beggars by Brendan Larnen, O.P. and Milton Lomask

The Saving Name of God the Son by Jean Ann Sharpe

Sun Slower, Sun Faster by Meriol Trevor

The Virtue-Driven Life by Fr. Benedict Groeschel

To Whom Shall We Go? Lessons from the Apostle Peter by Archbishop Timothy Dolan

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