Monthly Archives: December 2014

Top Post of 2014: Black Lives Matter

I repost a Toni Morrison essay on the importance of black men asserting their worth.

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2014, Eeyore, & Silver Linings

We can learn from Eeyore to be more forgiving of our public servants.

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“Frozen” Is “Sense & Sensibility” with Ice

To compare “Sense and Sensibility” to the movie “Frozen” is to open up new complexities in the novel.

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Lit, Like Christ, Is Divinity Made Manifest

The opening lines of the Book of John can be used to describe how literature operates in the world.

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Sports Saturday Finis

I wrap up my Saturday sports column, explaining that I have become worried about repeating myself.

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Joy Shall Be Yours in the Morning

Kenneth Grahame has a particularly beautiful Christmas story in “Wind in the Willows.”

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The Minstrels Played Their Christmas Tune

William Wordsworth celebrates Christmas was a poem about minstrels singing Christmas carols.

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The Divine Enters thru Imagination’s Holes

If Christmas is about the entrance of the divine into the human, then works of the imagination are always filled with the Christmas spirit.

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Dickens Returned Christmas to Its Roots

Dickens’ “Christmas Carol” returned the Christmas celebration to its medieval folk roots.

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