Monthly Archives: June 2018

The 600,000th Visitor at A Pilgrim In Narnia!

This week we had our 600,000th visitor to A Pilgrim In Narnia! Was it you? I honestly have no way of knowing, and I’m a little afraid of the global attention you’d receive if I could publish that news. Fame … Continue reading

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Full: My Experience of the L.M. Montgomery Institute Conference (L.M. Montgomery Series) #LMMI2018

Note: This is a rewriting of my guest post at the L.M. Montgomery Institute blog. I am full. And no doubt. We have just finished a packed four and a half days of conferencing and workshopping, speaking and listening, flipping … Continue reading

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The Regent College BS Guild and the Inklings

It was a brief and intensely happy time of my life. My wife and I moved from rural Japan to the grand city of Vancouver. Never having lived in anything more than a small town and moving from a mountain … Continue reading

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Will They Want Me Even Though I’m A Boy? Heading to the L.M. Montgomery Institute Conference (L.M. Montgomery Series) #LMMI2018

Though Matthew and Marilla would have been considered me a fine specimen of boyish orphan for Mrs. Spencer to bring home from the orphanage, they, like my farming fathers before me, would have been disappointed. And a little puzzled, if experience … Continue reading

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The First Meeting of the Inklings, with George Sayer

I wrote last week about all the literary groups that formed some of the greatest writers of the 20th century, and how L.M. Montgomery was alone. One of those was the Inklings, which made C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien into … Continue reading

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The Inklings and King Arthur: Selfies and News

Since the first call for chapters for The Inklings and King Arthur, this not-so-little book has been on its own adventure. Conference panels, keynote talks, digital round-table discussions, and crowd-sourced funding were all part of a long editorial and publication journey, … Continue reading

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Emily of New Moon’s Visitation of Beauty with Father Cassidy (L.M. Montgomery Series) #LMMI2018

The story I want to share, the tale of Father Cassidy in Emily of New Moon, is looked on a little darkly in some parts of L.M. Montgomery studies. Part of this is because the Emily books can be read as a … Continue reading

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