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Halfway Through

About fifty days ago, I started a journey that I had thought about for some time but ever gotten around to: I started reading Dante’s Divine Comedy.  I did it because one of my favorite newsletter-writers, Matthew Lee Anderson, promoted … Continue reading

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The Poetry of Raking Leaves

This Sunday’s Frazz was another good one.  I like how easily Mallett brings things like poetry and the chore of raking leaves together. You can read the poem, “Gathering Leaves” by Robert Frost here. (image from gocomics.com)

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Wordsworth’s “Old Man Traveling”

While in England, we spent a couple of days in the Lake District, the stomping grounds of William Wordsworth.  We spent some time at his house, Rydal Mount, and then walked the Coffin Trail down into Grasmere.  We also spent … Continue reading

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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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Tolkien’s Return of the (Once and Future) King

I’M NOT SURE HOW I WENT A WEEK NOT KNOWING THIS, but J. R. R. Tolkien has a new book coming out in 2013.  And it could be a good one. Before Tolkien sat down to write The Hobbit, he … Continue reading

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