I am a huge Lewis fan. I’m also a big Tolkien fan, or at least a fan of his Lord of the Rings trilogy (I have not ventured into his other works. . . yet). Joseph Loconte’s work A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War is about both those authors. I loved this book. Both Lewis and […]Read more "How War Influenced Lewis and Tolkien"
What do you feel when you really look at the current state of our world? If I’m being honest, I’d have to say fear and anxiety would make my “Top Ten” feelings. With news articles like “Financial Collapse Imminent”, “Violent Extremism Expanding”, “City Government Bankrupted by Corruption”, “Crime Up 25%”, etc., it’s hard not to […]Read more "When Life Looks Bleak"
Yesterday, my son and I had plans to visit my sister. We arrived early and decided to go for a walk while we waited for her to arrive. My sister lives in our grandparents’ old home, meaning I’ve visited that home and neighborhood for multiple decades. Yet, I saw the neighborhood again with fresh eyes […]Read more "A Nice Day for a Walk"
“Spiritually speaking, the deadly thing was that school life was a life almost wholly dominated by the social struggle; to get upon, to arrive, or, having reached the top, to remain there, was the absorbing preoccupation. . . And from it, at school as in the world, all sorts of meanness flow; the sycophancy that […]Read more "School Life, Social Struggle, and Christian Education"