Monthly Archives: November 2018

What Did C.S. Lewis do on his Birthdays? A 120th Birthday Inquiry that Failed

This year I introduced an occasional feature I call “Throwback Thursday.” This is where I find a blog post from the past–raiding either my own vault or someone else’s–and throw it back out into the digital world. This might be … Continue reading

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The Stumbling, Grunting, Teeth-Gritted, Exhilarating Race to the Finish

I am hardly someone who has the right to use a marathon as a metaphor. Or any sports analogy, really (see here for proof). I have never run anything approaching a marathon. I can do the two miles and a … Continue reading

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Cyber Monday: Inklings and Theology Bundles on Christian Audio

Inklings Audiophiles and readers of classic Christian theology will love the Cyber Monday bundles at ChristianAudio.com. They have $15 three-pack of unabridged audiobooks, including: The Lord of the Rings trilogy read by Rob Inglis C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy read by Geoffrey … Continue reading

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11/22/63: The Day that C.S. Lewis Died

This year I introduced an occasional feature I call “Throwback Thursday.” This is where I find a blog post from the past–raiding either my own vault or someone else’s–and throw it back out into the digital world. This might be … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis’ “Dymer”… or is it Deemer? (or Can Someone from the Buffyverse be Wrong?)

As I hinted last month, I have been reading and rereading C.S. Lewis’ Dymer. Lewis only kept a journal during his early Oxford years, 1922-1927. The diary’s posthumous title, All My Road Before Me, is taken from the first stanza of Dymer: … Continue reading

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A Room of His Own: A Literary-Cultural Study of Victorian Clubland by Barbara J. Black (Goodreads Review)

A Room of His Own: A Literary-Cultural Study of Victorian Clubland by Barbara J. Black My rating: 4 of 5 stars There is a lot about the Victorian age that I am either missing or that has been warped in … Continue reading

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A Miraculous Find: C.S. Lewis First Editions

Well, admittedly, that’s an overly dramatic title. But my son is turning fourteen and I have been working on Dad jokes, and bad puns fall well with that range (as this one will). And I can’t leave out cool forty-something … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis And J.R.R. Tolkien: The Unpayable Debt of Writing Friends (Throwback Thursday)

This year I introduced an occasional feature I call “Throwback Thursday.” This is where I find a blog post from the past–raiding either my own vault or someone else’s–and throw it back out into the digital world. This might be … Continue reading

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An Afternoon on C.S. Lewis’ Headington Hill

On Hallowe’en I posted about some Oxford graveyard visitations I attempted on a sunny Friday in October. I also spent part of that day knocking about Headington Hill, the community where C.S. Lewis and his brother lived (and where Hermione … Continue reading

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Bono and Eugene Peterson on the Psalms and Art (Friday Feature)

Last week I wrote about the passing of Eugene Peterson and his impact on my spiritual and literary life. In particular, it was Eugene’s classes that led me to a recovery and reimagining of my vocation of writing and scholarship and … Continue reading

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