In getting this series up and running at YouTube I also meant to post them here on the blog. With the re-fit going on this week I realized some of the early episodes didn't get posted here. In this first episode I lay out the purpose of the series: to explore my interests in film, stories, [...]
Today is William Shakespeare's birthday, and it's getting to be pretty well accepted that the mysterious man of Avon was actually a Catholic. Joseph Pearce's book, The Quest for Shakespeare is the best of the books exploring the evidence for Shakespeare's Catholicism. It is a web of intriguing evidence from the fact that Shakespeare's mother came [...]
One of the debates between atheists and fundamentalists is about the stories of Genesis. The problem with both sides is that both of them are literalists. They stand back to back like two madmen–looking in opposite directions, but from the same viewpoint. Neither side has a poetical bone in their body and both sides agree on [...]
The Old Testament as Fantasy Literature As an English snob once said, “How odd of God to choose the Jews.” What is remarkable about the history of the Jewish people is that it is unremarkable. It is extraordinary because it is ordinary. In other words, the Hebrews did not build ziggurats and hanging gardens. They did [...]
If there is any literary film adaptation worth adding to one’s library it is the Granada TV version of Brideshead Revisited. It really is the most perfect screen adaptation of any novel ever. The scenes in Venice, Oxford and Brideshead capture the book sublimely, and each character is played to perfection. Evelyn Waugh referred to [...]
The Little Way Through Middle Earth is a long article I wrote some time ago for Stratford Caldecott's journal, Second Spring. I have uploaded it here, and over the weeks ahead plan to start publishing more of my archived articles that were written for various publications. Go here to read the article. I hope you enjoy it!