In Retrospect of Rejection Letters (ft. an explanation of my absence)

I want to do an unprecedented and eccentric thing.... Even now such eccentric and extraordinary things utterly delight me. I simply don't fit into the category of staid and conventional people.Fyodor Dostoevsky *coughs* Wow. It's been a bit since I blogged, hasn't it? My last post being February 1, that puts me at well over … Continue reading In Retrospect of Rejection Letters (ft. an explanation of my absence)

A Steward in All Things

I write this in my dimly lit bedroom mere moments before I will settle into bed and open the current novel I find myself plowing through. Is there anything so lovely as an artistic, poetic rant? I happen to think not. This will be more of a word vomit than anything. Consider yourself warned. Reader, … Continue reading A Steward in All Things

“A Mind in Good Order”: What Marcus Aurelius Gave Me for Advent

There have been few years like 2020. I'm coming to the end of the fall semester this week, and I know once I send in my final assignment, I shall flop onto the academic floor in a crumpled, romantic heap worthy of Dickensian applause. Or I may look more like Baby Yoda falling asleep. Either … Continue reading “A Mind in Good Order”: What Marcus Aurelius Gave Me for Advent

“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

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

In Praise of Bram Stoker’s Dracula

What's going on, friends? *exhales* I'm finally doing it! I've been wanting to write about Dracula ever since I finished reading it at the end of last year. The story captivated me, and I have been dying to share it with you all. It caught me by surprise and was so much more than I could ever … Continue reading In Praise of Bram Stoker’s Dracula

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

My Oxford Scholastica Summer: Classes, Castles, and (lots of) Coffee

Well, it seems that after my Mystery Blogger Award post, a few of you showed interest in hearing about my two weeks abroad at Oxford University last summer. I was hoping you would, as I have been meaning to write about my studies and adventures for a while now. This post ought to get the … Continue reading My Oxford Scholastica Summer: Classes, Castles, and (lots of) Coffee

The Mystery Blogger Award

Guten tag, friends! *exhales* I am exhausted. I have taken on more hours at work, decided to transfer to the online division of my university due to my lovely friend COVID, and have scarce had the chance to write, read, or study my beloved German. My brain has found itself addled beyond belief, and now, … Continue reading The Mystery Blogger Award

In Answer to Quarantine: Beautiful Things to Keep You Sane

Hallo, friend, wherever you may be in your little corner of the earth. I hope this post is finding you well, in good health, and in good spirits. At this point, I'm starting to feel like a heroine from one of my favorite books. I wake up each morning (usually with my hair in either … Continue reading In Answer to Quarantine: Beautiful Things to Keep You Sane