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The Commonplace by Tsh Oxenreider explores themes of joy, beauty, and truth amidst everyday life, integrating practical wisdom with reflections on virtue, relationships, education, and digital disconnection. It encourages thoughtful living through a mix of quick insights, deep dives into virtues, history, technology's impact, and personal growth.

Virtues and Moral Living Parenting and Family Life Digital Detachment and Analog Connection Education and Self-Improvement History and Civilization Technology and Society Relationships and Community Building Personal Reflections and Spirituality

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1533 implied HN points 26 Jan 24
  1. The importance of using metaphors to describe life, rootedness, and openness to change
  2. Learning how to love by actively engaging in loving actions
  3. Appreciating the balance and lessons found in uncomfortable situations, like cold winter months
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1985 implied HN points 12 Jan 24
  1. Parenting adolescents can be fun and enjoyable.
  2. Embrace a classical education and take charge of your own learning.
  3. Consider leaving social media for a more fulfilling life.
1533 implied HN points 20 Oct 23
  1. The post shares 5 quick things related to date night, Owl, trucking, Parmesan, and the Traditional Latin Mass.
  2. Tsh Oxenreider discusses various topics like virtues, children's books, parenting surprises, Parmesan cheese history, and the Traditional Latin Mass.
  3. The post includes links for further reading, a reader poll on favorite meal, and quick links for creating a Rule of Life, podcasts, ordering books, and joining a Greece trip.
1493 implied HN points 06 Oct 23
  1. In Texas, it still feels like summer but cooler days are coming soon
  2. Learn from St. John Henry Newman to seek truth and be ready to leave comfort
  3. A Gallup poll shows Americans prefer larger families, a delightful encounter with a family of ten
1277 implied HN points 17 Oct 23
  1. Prudence is the queen of all virtues because it guides our actions and helps us make good decisions.
  2. The four cardinal virtues are prudence, fortitude, temperance, and justice, providing a foundation for a moral life.
  3. Cultivating prudence involves thinking, making a choice, and taking action, leading to wise decision-making in everyday life.
1277 implied HN points 22 Sep 23
  1. The Roman Empire has a lasting impact on modern Western civilization and there are parallels to our current situation.
  2. Always be learning from history, science, or philosophy with the resources available today.
  3. Focus on true self-care, genuine work, and the importance of education for personal growth.
1493 implied HN points 01 Sep 23
  1. Disconnect from the digital world and connect with the real analog world by touching grass.
  2. Encourage teenagers to detach from constantly being online to find real happiness.
  3. Support good work and pay writers for their wisdom and words.
805 implied HN points 18 Sep 23
  1. Living in a humane-sized community or on spacious land fulfills a universal longing for connection and purpose.
  2. Building and maintaining relationships in neighborhoods through communal spaces like third places or regular gatherings is vital for human flourishing.
  3. Creating a more humane living situation requires effort, community involvement, and a willingness to make small, impactful changes.