Watching “This Is Us” While Being Adopted

It can almost hurt, to watch Randall and William and know that this will never be my story. [Read more…]

Joy in the Midst of Unruly Children: Reflections on Prayer and Parenting

David Russell Mosley Lent 27 March 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, This weekend was rough. I was exhausted for innumerable reasons. And this led to me being overly short with my children. To be fair, they’ve been a little much over the past few days. Lots of running, disobedience, shouting, [Read More…]

My Rolling English Road to Rome: How J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, and Stratford Caldecott Helped Make Me Catholic

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 14 February 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, Two days ago I told you that I am going to be received into the Catholic Church. Today, I want to dig a little deeper by explaining one part of how I found myself on a road I [Read More…]

(Almost) Midway on Our Life’s Journey: Reflecting on My 30th Birthday

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 24 January 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, For those who don’t know, just three days ago––on the 21st––I had my 30th birthday. The decade birthdays, I’m told, are often the big ones. Starting with this one. After all, for those of us in the States, [Read More…]

Most Popular Letters from the Edge of Elfland 2016

David Russell Mosley Advent Epiphany 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, Sorry for the silence over the last few months. In addition to trying to work on two new books (neither of which I have done nearly as much work on as I would have liked), life has just been generally [Read More…]

Adventual Reflections on Silence, Whisky, Nick Offerman, and Pipe Smoking

David Russell Mosley Advent 12 December 2016 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, Today, Nick Offerman’s YouTube channel, My Tales of Whisky, released a few new videos. These videos, in many ways, serve as a continuation of Offerman’s character Ron Swanson (in attitude if not in name) from the popular television series [Read More…]

Taking Some Time to Rest and Write: Cutting back on Letters from the Edge of Elfland

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 12 November 2016 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, As I wrote a few weeks ago, I have begun work on two new books, hope to begin a third, and do some more article work. I had hoped, as I have also written before, that keeping up [Read More…]

President … Trump: My Fears, My Hopes, and a Call to Live the Gospel

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 9 November 2016 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, At 3:30 this morning I woke up and saw the soft glow that told me my wife was awake and on her phone. Curious as to why she was awake, I gently touched her shoulder. She rolled over, [Read More…]

Ecosexuality and Male Birth-Control: Looking at Sex and its Impact on the Environment and Society

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 7 November 2016 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, I want to write to you today about two seemingly disparate topics that, I think, are more related than would appear on first blush. The first is eco-sexuality and the second the rather contentious male birth-control injection study. [Read More…]

Writing on the Edge of Elfland: Two New Book Projects, An Arthurian Novel and a Spiritual Memoir

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 3 November 2016 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, I have to admit that I feel somewhat uncomfortable sharing this news with you. I don’t entirely know why. Perhaps it is because many of heroes in writing were not outspoken in such a public manner about the [Read More…]