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I enjoyed a very pleasant though sadly short visit to my former hometown. It was mid-April. The weather was mild, and Aeolus welcomed me with soft breezes rather than the usual rough winds of the Great Plains. The redbud trees were radiantly abloom in the spring sunshine. I had coffee with old friends and ran into former students from my days as a professor of theology at Creighton University, some of whom now have children in college, a sharp reminder that I’m no longer young.

My purpose for travel was to speak at the spring gala for St. Barnabas Classical Academy. A micro-institution, St. Barnabas is part of a larger movement that bids fair to have a significant influence in the years to come.

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