Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Astonishing Power of a Book about Nothing: Woolf’s “Orlando”

I have just finished reading Virginia Woolf’s Orlando: A Biography. It is a shocking, confusing, and engaging book. I am reeling from this … well, I’ll call it a novel. And I can say almost nothing about it or it … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Night for an Apocalypse

Last night was the Supermoon, that time in the moon’s elliptical orbit when it is at its closest to earth and looks about 14% bigger. Last night was also a full lunar eclipse, which happened within 3 minutes of a … Continue reading

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“You Shall Not Pass!” A Little Feature Friday Fun

Because it’s Friday, and because we need a little fun on Fridays, and because Hobbit Day was this week–and because it is more than just a little ridiculous–I thought this would be a perfect piece for this week’s Feature Friday. … Continue reading

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A Depressing Book Announcement: Women and C.S. Lewis

It is with great sadness that I announce the release of Women and C.S. Lewis by Carolyn Curtis and Mary Pomroy Key. A clean, diverse, and full collection of papers by established and emerging scholars, poets, and writers, this collection … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Contest! Submit and Vote!

Originally posted on Ekphrasis: Allentown's Fellowship of Christians in the Arts:
Dear Creative Writers and lovers of fantasy, mystery, and speculative fiction! I am happy to announce Signum University’s “Almost an Inkling” Creative Writing Contest!! Meanwhile, Register for the…

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Elves and Fairies and Yokai, Oh My!

Originally posted on the traveller's path:
“Go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say both no and yes.”  – J.R.R. Tolkein Elves are fascinating creatures of legend, and their roots go deep into our history. And…

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A Playful Prologue from my @3DayNovel “Pants Are Evil, and Other Lessons from Outer Space”

Since a number of 3 Day Novel Contestants are posting their first chapters–for example, you can check out the Ekphrasis artist collective here–I thought I would post mine for Work-in-Progress Wednesday. You can read about my older 3 Day Novel Contest … Continue reading

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