The Uniqueness of Western Civilization Series

What and who is a Westerner, a European? What are traits that connect ancient inhabitants of Europe to the people of today? This series of five summaries draw from the book, The Uniqueness of Western Civilization, by Ricardo Duchesne. In it, the author takes a long view of history and exposes that which remains constant underneath the regular changes and explorations that Europeans have engaged … Continue reading The Uniqueness of Western Civilization Series

Deep Halloween: Living a Life Worthy of Remembrance

(Direct YouTube Link) In old Europe, the transition period between the warm growing season and cold winter provided an opportunity to contemplate and honor the dead. So many symbols and rhythms that survive to this day in our holidays, even in shallow and commercialized modern forms, contain and reveal what’s deep in our bones and is begging for us to reconnect with. Our ancestors lived … Continue reading Deep Halloween: Living a Life Worthy of Remembrance