The “Isenheim Altarpiece” and the Two Lives We Don’t Have

"We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize that we only have one." - Tom Hiddleston Nota bene:┬ánobody knows who said that first, but I heard Hiddleston say it, so I'm just going to attribute it to him. *Fistbump* Anyway, I've been having a glorious day today; I mean, absolutely glorious.... Continue Reading →

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Lessons from The Great Divorce and Other Observations

The sensualist, I'll allow ye, begins by pursuing a real pleasure, though a small one. His sin is the less. But the time comes when, though the pleasure becomes less and less and the craving fiercer and fiercer, and though he knows that joy can never come that way, yet he prefers to joy the... Continue Reading →

“So We Built the Wall”

Have you ever had a tremendous idea? No, not the kind that is practical or realistic, in case you were wondering. I thought I'd stop you right there. No, I mean the kind of idea that was enormous and insane. Maybe even silly or unrealistic. A big dream. The kind where when you share it... Continue Reading →

A Jotun’s Heart

Good afternoon, friends. I've had such a lackadaisical week that it's almost funny. I had two college classes start, but I took those bulls by their horns and finished up the assignments so that Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday would be completely free of homework. I've been watching Marvel movies with my parents practically... Continue Reading →

Understanding the Hero Within

"All the world's a stage, and the men and women merely players." William Shakespeare Hi there, friends! So, I'm officially certain that this was the looooongest time I've been away from my blog, but now summer is here, and I sort of have more time (still some classes going on). I feel like I've been... Continue Reading →

From an “It” to a “Soul”

My head throbs. It slumps toward the table. I jerk back, eyes shooting open. I look at the time. Seven thirty reads the clock at the tiny right hand corner of my computer. The sun's descent begins to take its toll on this busy student. Mozart's Rondo Alla Turca from his Eleventh Sonata in A... Continue Reading →

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