“…Till I shall save myself as I would save/ A stranger in the street.”
Yes, I Do Want to Be Friends with My Kids
Why Are Storytellers Often Bad Preachers and Preachers Often Bad Storytellers?
This subject deserves more attention, but consider this a timid foray into a field with tall grass and various lurking beasts all of which this adventurer cannot hope to see. A friend recently bemoaned the apparent problem that many of our leading theologians are disconnected from good storytelling and that many of our leading storytellers […]
British Chap With Humorous Baseball Commentary
In the Night, My Hope…
This was on my Twitter feed last night. Thanks to my friend, Brannon and fellow-humans, Bittman/Dash. Do you know about Ernest Shackleton? He was what one might refer to as a man. Speaking of men, I was telling my son about Joshua and Caleb and how much I admired them. We were talking about Caleb in […]
Romantic Rationalist: “Winter’s Tale” Author Talks Writing, Life, and Politics
My first exposure to Mark Helprin was reading his incredible novel, Winter’s Tale. The novel is almost indescribable. The only thing I know for sure is it’s among the most beautiful writing I’ve ever read and the storytelling is masterful. This interview is fascinating for many reasons, among them his approach to social media, the […]
Ten CCs of Light: A Classical Conversation in Our Little Community
Have You Got Your Ears On?
My wife picked out our freshly-five-year-old son’s birthday present, a pair of walkie-talkies. He was thrilled. “Oh, Mommy! It’s just E-zackly what I wanted. Thank you!” We were pleased, proud, and happy. What amazing parents we were. What gift selection. What a joyful home we had made. Everything, as the poets have said, was awesome. […]