Summer 2022: Mountains, Myths, and Middle-Earth

Hallo, my dears! I've been out of school for a whole two months now, and the time I've had free of homework and seminar papers and reading assignments and peer review has been especially glorious. I finished the semester strong with two term papers, my favorite of which was an analysis of Kantian aesthetics in … Continue reading Summer 2022: Mountains, Myths, and Middle-Earth

Confessions of a Lisztomaniac: Thoughts on a Beloved Composer

Supreme serenity still remains the Ideal of great Art. The shapes and transitory forms of life are but stages toward this Ideal, which Christ's religion illuminates with His divine light.Franz Liszt I've been playing the piano since the age of six, and in that time, two composers have left my imagination in raptures of beauty, … Continue reading Confessions of a Lisztomaniac: Thoughts on a Beloved Composer

The Wonder of Dune: A Tale Without A “Hero”

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.Friedrich Nietzsche Picture this. It's October. Grad school is heating up with the oncoming deadlines of three seminar essays, research assignments, and over two hundred pages of reading a week. You're exhausted beyond belief, some of your peers possess a self-righteous disdain for your … Continue reading The Wonder of Dune: A Tale Without A “Hero”

The New Year’s End Story Tag: 2021

Here we are, in the final hours of 2021. It's been snowing for the last three days straight in my small pocket of the world (in typical December fashion). We've a good blanket of white on the ground, and the trees look splendid with powdered sugar on their branches. As the final hours of the … Continue reading The New Year’s End Story Tag: 2021

The Spotify Wrapped Tag!

Hello, hello, hello! Look who it is. 😉 I have returned to my little corner of the internet, and it has been far too long since I've written for you dears. First of all, the mere conception that I could have continued posting fortnightly during my first semester of graduate school was . . . … Continue reading The Spotify Wrapped Tag!

Author Q&A with Maribeth Barber: the Operation Lionhearted Blog Tour

Good morning, ladies, gents, and distinguished guests. *tips hat* It really is sweater weather in my corner of the world. The winds are blowing, the leaves are dancing off the trees, and I'm trying to get my hands on every pumpkin flavored coffee and/or pastry that I can before the season disappears. Call me basic, … Continue reading Author Q&A with Maribeth Barber: the Operation Lionhearted Blog Tour

The (Kind of Late) Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

"Friends, Romans, countrymen! Lend me your ears!" Happy Monday, all. How are you on this bright September morning? It's fall, and I could not be happier about it. School is back in session, and it's almost time to break out the sweaters. I have been seeing this lovely mid-year book tag going around and while … Continue reading The (Kind of Late) Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

Five Academia Films to Usher in the Spirit of the Fall Semester

Therefore, as I apply myself to learning, may I be mindful that all created things are your creative expression, that all stories are held within your greater story, and that all disciplines of order and design are a chasing after your thoughts—so that greater mastery of these subjects will yield ever greater knowledge of the … Continue reading Five Academia Films to Usher in the Spirit of the Fall Semester