On pirates and puppet theaters: Chesterton on Robert Louis Stevenson

Rating: 3/5 G. K. Chesterton's Robert Louis Stevenson is another biography that isn't a biography. It's more of a work of literary criticism for a man Chesterton perhaps didn't always agree with all the time, but certainly held in deep respect. Chesterton finds common ground with Stevenson in what he refers to as the "sharp... Continue Reading →

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How I Stopped Narrating My Life As a Tragedy: A Few Reflections from a Gay Mormon

Have you seen the movie "Hotel Transylvania"? The vast majority of the film is slapstick comedy with Adam Sandler playing a ridiculous Count Dracula with his best friends Frankenstein, Wayne the werewolf, and Murray the mummy making fart joke all along the way. But underneath that crusty layer of the McDonald's level of humor is... Continue Reading →

Ordinary Adventures

“He discovered the fact that all romantics know—that adventures happen on dull days, and not on sunny ones. When the chord of monotony is stretched most tight, then it breaks with a sound like a song.”   I wrote a few weeks ago of my first experience with Romanticism in a German class on fairy... Continue Reading →

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