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 →

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Literature Spotlight: Shakespeare’s King Henry IV

"I met this crown; and I myself know well How troublesome it sat upon my head: To thee it shall descend with better quiet, Better opinion, better confirmation; For all the soil of the achievement goes With me into the earth. It seem'd in me But as an honour snatch'd with boisterous hand, And I... 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 →

Fear is a Liar

"What do you fear, lady?" Aragorn asked. "A cage," Éowyn said. "To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire." - From The Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien I've never really been one to talk about fear; honestly, I... Continue Reading →

The Inexplicable Power of Justice

  When he was left alone, this strange being took up a candle, went to a glass that hung against the wall, and surveyed himself minutely in it.  "Do you particularly like the man?" he muttered, at his own image; "why should you particularly like a man who resembles you? There is nothing in you... Continue Reading →

New Year, New Existence

"It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it." - Charlotte Brontë, from Jane Eyre My dear friends, It is the new year. It is officially 2018. It has been for eleven days now. I cannot explain to... Continue Reading →

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