Friday, October 11, 2019

Rembrandt Painted The Best Portrait Of Freedom Ever

No other well-known work of art claiming to reflect the idea of freedom seems to withstand a real competition with The Night Watch (click for more).

Thursday, September 19, 2019


"Symbols are the natural speech of the soul, a language older and more universal than words."
~Edmund Spencer

Monday, September 9, 2019

"the raving ones"

"Suffice it to say that what the word “freedom” has generally come to mean for most of us now, when our usage is at its most habitual and unreflective, is libertarian autonomy and spontaneous volition, the negative freedom of the unrestrained or, at least, minimally restrained individual will. It is a concept of freedom not only impoverished, but ultimately incoherent."
~David Bentley Hart 

Monday, August 19, 2019

Here Be Dragons

The Death of Glaurung by Elena Kukanova

“Fairy tales are more than true — not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten.”
– G.K. Chesterton
(from The Medieval Professor

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

“Stand by the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls” (Jer. 6:16).

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Let Yourself Go

No more thy meaning seek, thine anguish plead,
But leaving straining thought and stammering word,
Across the barren azure pass to God;
Shooting the void in silence, like a bird,
A bird that shuts his wings for better speed.

—Frederick Goddard Tuckerman, from “SONNET XXVIII”