Literature Spotlight: North and South

The time is here, my friends! It is officially the very first week of 2019. 2018 shall always ring true as one of the greatest years in my memory, and I shall never dare to forget everything it taught me. Seeing as it is the first week of 2019, I thought it fitting to write … Continue reading Literature Spotlight: North and South

Ethics for Christmas

In Jesus Christ the reality of God has entered into the reality of this world. The place where the questions about the reality of God and about the reality of the world are answered at the same time is characterized solely by the name: Jesus Christ. God and the world are enclosed in this name. In … Continue reading Ethics for Christmas

Book Spotlight: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Give me Harry Potter," said Voldemort's voice, "and none shall be harmed. Give me Harry Potter, and I shall leave the school untouched. Give me Harry Potter, and you will be rewarded." From Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter Thirty-one, "The Battle of Hogwarts" Bloody hell and Merlin's beard! It's happened. I have finished the … Continue reading Book Spotlight: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The Possibility of a Mr. Darcy

"My bride is here," he said, again drawing me to him, "because my equal is here, and my likeness. Jane, will you marry me?" "...Am I a liar in your eyes?" he asked, passionately. "Little sceptic, you shall be convinced. What love have I for Miss Ingram? None: and that you know. What love has … Continue reading The Possibility of a Mr. Darcy

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 Lessons from The Great Divorce and Other Observations

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 Literature Spotlight: Shakespeare’s King Henry IV

Book Spotlight: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Hello everyone! I'm here in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado on vacation with my family! The condo we're renting overlooks a beautiful, therapeutic-sounding mountain stream, and the check-in lady told us bears have been active lately. *makes note to lock the car* Anyway, I'm here at the desk and listening to the water trickle down the … Continue reading Book Spotlight: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Life is Beautiful (There’s No Time to Ignore It)

Sometimes things start to catch up to you. Reality becomes more real, and sometimes it seems that things you just can't stop are racing toward you with the speed of a European bullet train. You don't want to be there yet, but here it is. You run, but you realize you'll be outrun. You fight, … Continue reading Life is Beautiful (There’s No Time to Ignore It)

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 A Jotun’s Heart

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 Fear is a Liar