Let Every New Year Find You a Better Man

Let Every New Year Find You a Better Man

Geoffrey Botkin
December 29, 2014

He was a poor runaway kid from Boston who worked his entire life to achieve “wealth and distinction,” and every year he resolved to succeed in new ways. He was smart. He was disciplined. He became a master of yearly resolutions, and then famous for his resolutions, because they were regarded by the culture of his day as wise and moral. But he was fooling almost everyone. His name was Franklin. Ben Franklin.

The Art of Villainy

The Art of Villainy

Geoffrey Botkin
December 16, 2014

How would you like to be known as a villain? How would you like villainy to be your personal brand? If that is your aspiration, you need to know how to be a "proper" villain. Tom Hiddleston can school you, with precision, in the ways of iconic evil.

The Hollywood Bible Translation

The Hollywood Bible Translation

Geoffrey Botkin
December 12, 2014

For the Los Angeles film industry, Bible epics have always been about earnings. Especially the extra earnings that can be gleaned from the church demographic. This year the demographic known as “the stupid demographic”1 paid Hollywood to reboot their favorite name-brand Bible characters.

A Thanksgiving Message

A Thanksgiving Message

Geoffrey Botkin
November 27, 2014

This Thanksgiving we honor men and women who were willing to be serious about an issue most modern Americans do not take seriously: freedom. The Pilgrims understood that there was an historic battle between two definitions of freedom, and they risked everything to line up on the right side.

Looking a Plague in the Eye

Looking a Plague in the Eye

Geoffrey Botkin
September 30, 2014

“What’s your favorite plague? Mine’s the plague of frogs.” Thus began the debate in our community about the “P” word. The discussion was started by a five-year old boy, one of the few Americans who hadn’t dismissed plague as historical fiction. Until today, many Americans seemed to regard rampaging outbreaks as mythical, medieval or irrelevant annoyances. Or perhaps cinematic dramas. Or perhaps exotic evidence that Africa is a hopeless place. But today the exotic word Ebola became a household word in Dallas, Texas.

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A Message From Geoffrey Botkin

Geoffrey Botkin

Why do historians call the family “the basic unit of society?” Because families build and then preserve the foundations of civilization. Parents and children can work together and learn together and create the very fabric of culture. When families know what they’re doing, the adventure of family life is stimulating beyond description. And home life becomes happy and highly rewarding. The families here at Western Conservatory are on an exhilarating mission to find and publish the lost secrets and tools families need to build the future. We are extraordinarily optimistic about the 21st century because we see so many American families rediscovering solid ground and a vision for freedom. Come with us on this journey of faith and promise. Let’s build the future together.

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