Tag Archives: GK Chesterton

Chesterton and “the World’s Inn”

The season of Christmas continues for many even as others see it as three-days gone.  Here’s another Chesterton poem for the season from The Spirit of Christmas.  It’s an interesting thought, really, that places the Christ Child at a particular … Continue reading

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Chesterton Gladly

Today marked the birthday of one of my favorite authors, G. K. Chesterton.  To mark the occasion, a number of fans on Twitter shared how they were introduced to the early-20th century author.  For many it was their involvement with … Continue reading

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A Poem for Christmas Day

For this special day, “The House of Christmas” by G. K. Chesterton: There fared a mother driven forth Out of an inn to roam; In the place where she was homeless All men are at home. The crazy stable close … Continue reading

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Forever Father Christmas

Finished most of my “ship to home” shopping this afternoon.  A few years ago I decided it was much easier to mail the chocolate mac-nuts, coffees, and calendars home instead of packing it all in the suitcase and then trudging … Continue reading

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Chesterton on Romanticism and Realism

From “On Gargoyles,” the January 1909-penned introduction to Daylight and Nightmare, a collection of short pieces by G. K. Chesterton: Realism is simply Romanticism that has lost its reason.  This is so not merely in the sense of insanity but … Continue reading

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Narcotics, Chesterton, and Two Reasons for Repeating

I recently sat through a meeting I am sure I have had at least two times before . . . and almost nothing seemed to have changed in the intervening years.  It was a sad and frustrating moment that left … Continue reading

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