Remember That We Are Loved

Monday the state permitted those “from-away” to hunt along with Mainers. Opening season for Mainers began Saturday, awfully spooking the deer who don’t know Halloween except in this form. Awful thing to do to them during the rut when they’d rather concentrate on something better and are so crazed. Or, maybe not crazed but more…

Narnia for Adults– a new book by K. Alan Snyder

Alan Snyder, whose works we have linked to here before, has a new book about the effect of C. S. Lewis on modern America. Here is his article talking about, specifically, the influence of Narnia: Narnia for Adults (and Other Maturing People)  Dr Snyder    February 8, 2020 Nearly every Wednesday evening since last September, I’ve been…

RIP Christopher Tolkien, Keeper of the Lore

Article by Joshua Young Somehow I assumed that Christopher Tolkien was much younger, but maybe I just formed that image a long time ago. Regardless, it’s sad to hear of his passing.  Outside of his father, the famed J.R.R., Christopher is probably the one most responsible for all things Middle Earth. He compiled his father’s notes…

The Lament of Prometheus

New work of literary criticism by author John C. Wright: Lament of Prometheus in a nonfiction work in which award-winning science fiction Grandmaster John C. Wright sets out to explain the inexplicable: A Voyage to Arcturus written in 1920 by Scottish author David Lindsay, is a fascinating, blasphemous, and magnificent failure. See The Lament of…

Perhaps a Poem Is Just the Antidote You Need!

Poetry celebrating the beauty of nature and more by poetess, Jenny Bates! If your soul is on a quest to balance the myriad minutia of life in the 21st century, then poet Jenny Bates’ third collection, Visitations, is a must read.  Bates’ answers lie in the forest surrounding her home where by night the master vocals…

“I was the Lion”

An interesting article by Dr. Alan Snyder that appears here. In my ongoing preparation for teaching C. S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia at my church, I’ve now completed five of the seven books, the latest being The Horse and His Boy. This book is unique as being the only one where no one from our world…

Discerning Mythopoeic Design in Creative Nonfiction

By S. Dorman A few years after my beginning efforts at formal creative nonfiction, a high school English teacher informed me that, categorically, there was no creative nonfiction. I supposed he meant nonfiction with fiction sifted into it. I did not argue. However, one may use the techniques of novelists in a totally factual way.…

One of the Earliest Science Fiction Books Was Written in the 1600s by a Duchess

A fascinating look at an early sf author: Meet Lady Margaret Cavendish. BY NATALIE ZARRELLI SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 Margaret Cavendish, the Duchess of Newcastle. (Photo: Public Domain) NO ONE COULD GET INTO philosophical argument with Lady Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and walk away unchanged. Born in 1623, Cavendish was an outspoken aristocrat who traveled in circles of…