Monthly Archives: October 2013

My Birthday Wish

A few hours ago I turned 38. I’ll be blunt. As I tear another page from my life’s calendar, I know exactly what I would like for my birthday. Forget silk ties, Over The Hill coffee mugs, and gift certificates … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: King Arthur and the Inklings

Dear Readers, I’m thrilled to announce this exciting new Call for Papers on the Inklings and Arthur. Not only do I have confidence in editor Sørina Higgins’ ability to bring out a challenging, creative, and informative volume, but it really … Continue reading

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A Letter Home to his Papy 100 Years Ago Today

After my Monday post about C.S. Lewis’ diary entry 90 years ago, a reader asked why I didn’t just go the distance and include a letter from 100 years ago. While I’m as much a fan of centenary celebrations as … Continue reading

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Tolkien’s Letters, October 23rd

I had such great fun on Monday drawing out one of C.S. Lewis’ moments on that day in history, I thought I might repeat the project. I am going through J.R.R. Tolkien’s letters, poems, and essays, reading The Lord of … Continue reading

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A Normal Day in C.S. Lewis’ Life as a Student

Perhaps it is an odd fascination, but I do love reading people’s diaries. Dead people of course. I don’t know what I would do with the inner thoughts of real people in my every day life. It would be absolutely … Continue reading

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The Prophetic Critique of Malcolm Guite

As I posted this week, Canada’s broadcaster, the CBC, included a two-part documentary on C.S. Lewis and the Inklings on its award-winning Ideas programme. As a Canadian, I was fortunate to be able to listen to this documentary live–while I … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis and The Inklings ‘Ideas’ on CBC

Originally posted on Malcolm Guite:
As part of the commemorations for Cs Lewis’s ‘Jubilee’ year the Canadian Broadcasting Company have commissioned two in depth programmes on CS Lewis and the Inklings for their Flagship ‘Ideas’ series. I was happy to…

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The Forgotten Posts: Blogs that I Liked But Apparently No One Else Did, or An Encouraging Read During a Difficult Writing Period, or, Longest. Title. Ever.

I am writing a paper, and it isn’t going well. When writers face a losing battle, we often turn to little supports that we have surrounded ourselves with over the years. I know a writer who googles his name, to … Continue reading

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Return to Narnia

Originally posted on Mere Inkling Press:
Great news for all fans of Narnia—after a three year delay, it’s just been announced that they will be making a film based on The Silver Chair! Voyage of the Dawn Treader was released…

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The Place of the Lion in C.S. Lewis’ Fiction

I have recently had the pleasure of being a guest blogger for The Oddest Inkling in a series on Charles Williams’ The Place of the Lion. This was the first Williams book that C.S. Lewis had ever encountered, and it … Continue reading

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