Just Thomism is the personal blog of James Chastek, a
thirty– fourty-something Catholic Thomist living just outside of Rome in St. Paul, MN with my wife, Jessica, and my children James (6/24/06) Francesca (1/24/08) Felicity (12/12/11) and Monika Miriam (2-11-14).
I have a BA from Thomas Aquinas College, a MA in Philosophy from Claremont Graduate University, and a Ph. L from the Angelicum, where I am a Ph. D candidate planning to defend my (already written) dissertation in early
late 2009 sometime around 2013 2014.
My main interest is teaching, and I’ve taught at various High Schools since 2000. Among other things, I’ve taught Physics, Chemistry, Medieval History, Greek Classics, Latin (all levels), Theology, Algebra II, and Calculus, and I’ve been a private tutor of composition, geometry, Spanish, spelling, algebra, grammar, drawing, earth science and learning shapes and colors.
I am presently an instructor in Latin, Philosophy, Patristics, and an elective course on
Nature and Grace the science of human personality at Chesterton Academy in Edina, Minnesota.