The Screwtape Letters: Notes 1

My British Lit class is finishing up the year with a reading of The Screwtape Letters. So far I'm enjoying it very much as it is not only witty but wise and convicting. Through Screwtape's advice to Wormwood on how to keep Christians far from Christ, and non-believers from coming to Him, it is made abundantly... Continue Reading →

Libraries

They are tearing down the library to make a larger one, one more spick and span, with shiner selves I suppose. I rather liked the old metal book racks and sun-beaten, semi-Spanish architecture. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder they say; it's nostalgia that mists my view. But the old is giving way... Continue Reading →

Best of 2019

Hello friends! I realize its been a while since I've put anything up and that I'm a little late to the game in recapping my favorite things from 2019. But, that being said, January isn't quite over yet and I'd still like to talk about the books and movies that caught my attention last year.... Continue Reading →

October in Review

October - ah! What a month! I complain about busyness often, but this month really was the busiest I've had in perhaps ever. The beginning of October consisted of quite a bit of babysitting and a number of morning shifts at the coffee shop I work at. (Morning shifts meaning I woke up at 4:30... Continue Reading →

What Hadestown and Atonement Share

Hadestown and Atonement, as different as their mediums are, are surprisingly similar in conclusion. In McEwan's novel, the central character (Briony) spends decades seeking to right a wrong. Her naive nature and presumptuous lie gift her sister and close friend a life of hurt and shame. Briony finds peace in fictionalizing an ending for their ruined lives. It... Continue Reading →

September in Review

I feel a little funny writing this about a week into October, but oh well, I haven't had time to write this long a post in the last week or so, thanks to school, work, and my own laziness (if we're being honest), among other things. Anyway, here I am now, recapping the first month... Continue Reading →

June in Review

Summer always comes with relief, but this June seems much more relaxing than any other has been. I've done lots of reading (surprise, surprise), crossed a couple movie off my never ending to-be-watched list, caught up on Gilmore Girls, done some writing, and laid around doing absolutely nothing. People talk about being bored in the... Continue Reading →

Writing, Release, and Summer

Summer in all its chlorine scented, air conditioned, peach hued, iced coffee glory is finally here. Finally. I almost don't believe it. This was my first afternoon without obligations and I kept thinking to myself, 'don't I have algebra homework?' The next three months will pass quickly, they always do, but I welcome their release.... Continue Reading →

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