The Dragon Is Dead, Still: A Postlude (of sorts) to My Son’s Battle with Cancer

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 11 July 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dearest Readers, I have wonderful news. Today my son went in for what was meant to be his final MRI. For those of you who don’t know his story, at 8 weeks old one my twin sons was diagnosed with [Read More…]

Deep in the Forest, There Dragons Will Be: Reflections on a Boat Trip Around Lake Winnipesaukee

Creation is not just what we see with our senses as secular modernity has taught us to do, but that there are deeper truths behind created reality. [Read more…]

Trying to Say “God”: After the Conference Part II: ““Rendering the World Strange: Folk Piety and Imagination” with Jessica Mesman Griffith, Kevin M. Johnson, and David Russell Mosley

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 27 June 2017 The Edge of Elfland Manchester, New Hampshire Dear Readers, I am so happy to tell you that not only my panel but, I believe, every or nearly every panel and keynote that was recorded has been posted, FOR FREE, on SoundCloud. Our panel was called, Rendering the [Read More…]

Trying to Say “God”: After the Conference Part I: Reflections

I’m not sure I’ve ever stayed up later, laughed more, or generally been happier at a conference than I was at the “Trying to Say ‘God'” conference. [Read more…]

Sick Pilgrim and Trying to Say “God”: Before the Conference

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 21 June 2017 The Edge of Elfland Manchester, New Hampshire Dear Readers, Very briefly, a quick update on my life. As many of you know I started working back in April at a Catholic liberal arts high school. Well, apparently I’ve done some good work because today it was officially [Read More…]

Everyone Is a Convert: Further Reflections on Becoming Catholic

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 14 June 2017 The Edge of Elfland Manchester, New Hampshire Dear Readers, One of my recent letters, “I Am Not a Convert,” earned an unusual amount of comment for one of my posts. Many people took umbrage with my use of the term, particularly as I used it in a [Read More…]

I Am Not a Convert: Reflections on Becoming Catholic

Becoming Catholic certainly hasn’t made me perfect. But I finally feel at peace, at home. But there’s one phrase, one description of myself that I truly dislike, that I cannot get on board with: I am not a Catholic convert. [Read more…]

Why Remain Catholic? Jean-Luc Marions Says because It’s Fun: The Commonness of the Real

David Russell Mosley Eastertide 28 May 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, Thanks to Artur over at Cosmos the in Lost, I watched this short video with noted Catholic philosopher Jean-Luc Marion. While I’ve not read copious amounts of Marion’s work and nor have I agreed with everything I’ve read, I [Read More…]