Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Haunting Death: Lewis, Buechner, and Me on the Loss of a Parent

Lewis in Letters I’ve read, now, about 200 pages of Lewis’ letters. This is just a small slice of the 2000 pages of his letters I have in my bookshelves. But it is enough to begin to see patterns and … Continue reading

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The Orphan Story Tumbles Home: A Review of Lois Lowry’s “The Willoughbys”

Everyone loves a good orphan story—or that’s what we must assume, given the popularity of them. I’ve only ever pretended to read Anne of Green Gables (I saw all 4 movies) and Heidi (I read the Classics Illustrated comic), but … Continue reading

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The Longing to Write

C.S. Lewis wrote on Nov 14, 1914 to his great childhood friend, Arthur Greeves, while he was at his private tutor’s house for the semester. Arthur is a musician, charged with putting a score to C.S. Lewis’ first opera. “…the … Continue reading

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