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 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

“You will run, it will walk”: Grief and the Twelfth Doctor

My favorite incarnation of the Doctor is the twelfth. Peter Capaldi. Bottle-top crunching eyebrows and grumpy Scottish accent. When I first started watching Capaldi's take on the Doctor, I was somewhat indifferent and had to adjust quite rapidly to the sudden mood shift. First of all, allow me to explain that until I watched Capaldi's … Continue reading “You will run, it will walk”: Grief and the Twelfth Doctor

“What We Stay Alive for”: Why We Need Art to be Fully Human

Well, it looks as if every other Monday is going to be the new posting schedule from here on out. I do realize that I did not post last week, and it was quite difficult to just let that sit. But, I am in my senior year of university and only a few months away … Continue reading “What We Stay Alive for”: Why We Need Art to be Fully Human

A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever: J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor

Welp. Hello, my beautiful friends. I send my most heartfelt apologies as I know I was unable to post this past week. I almost wasn't able to post this morning either! Today marks day one of the final week of summer term, which brings with it exams, essays, and portfolio compilations. I have been swimming … Continue reading A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever: J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor

Decompression Week: Trying to Eliminate “Hurry”

Good morning, lovely friends. I don't, as you can probably tell, have a long blog post planned for us this Monday. Until Friday, as a matter of fact, I'm taking a hiatus from all kind of technological matter. I'm not texting, I'm not Snapping, I'm not (this one was the worst) browsing on YouTube for … Continue reading Decompression Week: Trying to Eliminate “Hurry”

Christianity’s Misconceiving of St. Thomas and the Questioner

"Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe." Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among … Continue reading Christianity’s Misconceiving of St. Thomas and the Questioner

A Theology of Heaven and Hell: Contrapasso in Dante’s “Inferno” and “The Great Divorce”

Good morning, friends! How are we finding ourselves on this Memorial Day? Oh, and also...did you notice the new theme going on? As a writer, I've been investing a lot into my online presence lately, and I thought it was due time for an upgrade on this site. How do we feel about it? I'm … Continue reading A Theology of Heaven and Hell: Contrapasso in Dante’s “Inferno” and “The Great Divorce”