David Russell Mosley Eastertide 11 May 2018 The Edge of Elfland Manchester, New Hampshire Dearest Readers, A few weeks ago, I dropped off our car to a certain, chain, auto-mechanic for its oil change. Before they called to tell us the car was ready I received an email telling me all the things that were wrong with the car. I know next to nothing about cars. I know to put gas in them, how to change a tire, and how… Read more

David Russell Mosley Eastertide 6 May 2018 The Edge of Elfland Manchester, New Hampshire Dearest Readers, In the past 6 months I have been introduced to three new musical artists/composers I thought I would share with you. Each of them stands out as something unique. None of them is easily pigeon-holed. And I like this. Not because I’m a hipster who only likes music no one else has ever heard of; if that were the case I wouldn’t be sharing… Read more

David Russell Mosley Eastertide 24 April 2018 The Edge of Elfland Manchester, New Hampshire Dearest Readers, To say I read Sam Rocha’s Tell Them Something Beautiful would be incorrect. I devoured it like a man who hasn’t eaten in weeks. I ravished it like a husband who sees his wife for the first time after a long absence. I will need to return to this book to savor it, fortunately, it is a book that will bear re-reading.  I write… Read more

David Russell Mosley Eastertide 10 April 2018 The Edge of Elfland Manchester, New Hampshire Dearest Readers, Today I got the results of my recent DNA test through ancestry.com. The results were surprising. I knew my family hailed from Great Britain and Ireland, and I knew we had some other European stock in there, but I had no idea about the relatively large percentage of Scandinavian ancestry. What is even more interesting is that I received this news just days after… Read more

David Russell Mosley Holy Week Holy Tuesday 2018 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dearest Readers, First it was Tintagel, now Glastonbury, Arthur seems to be rising up out of the ground of Britain. For those unfamiliar, about two years ago archaeologists discovered the remains of a 5th or 6th century palace on the grounds of Tintagel Castle (13th century ruins in Cornwall). As I noted at the time, this is important news for fans of Arthur since according… Read more

David Russell Mosley Holy Week Holy Monday 2018 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dearest Readers, We’re coming up on the liturgical anniversary of my reception into the Church. As Easter draws nearer I find myself reflecting on where I was a year ago. One of the hardest things  for me as I was going through my confirmation class was deciding on a confirmation saint. There were so many I loved, whose writings or lives had influenced me. In… Read more

David Russell Mosley Lent 2 March 2018 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dearest Readers, It’s a miserable day here in New Hampshire as a nor’easter blows through the east coast. It’s a perfect day, however, to sit by the fire, maybe enjoy a nice scotch, tea, or hot chocolate (unless you gave those things up for Lent), and read a good book. Well, I just got a shipment of On the Edges of Elfland, a perfect book for… Read more

David Russell Mosley Lent 27 February 2018 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dearest Readers, A reader recently sent me a link to the CBC Radio article, “Jesus Christ is my chief Druid”: meet the Anglican Priest who is also a pagan. I wasn’t entirely sure what I was going to find. The image at the top of the article was of Rev. Shawn Sanford Beck. On one side there was a picture of him in robe and alb… Read more

David Russell Mosley Lent 25 February 2018 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dearest Readers, Lately I’ve been on something of a Malcolm Guite kick. If you’re unfamiliar with him, I highly recommend checking him out. He’s an Anglican priest, a rock n’ roller/folk artist, a poet, and a theologian. A friend pointed me to Guite’s podcast and there I listened to a series of lectures he once gave on the Inklings. His talk on Barfield was particularly inspiring… Read more

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 10 February 2018 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dearest Readers, Goodness me, where have I been? It’s been a busy few months. Teaching keeps me busy, of course (especially I work full-time at a high school and part-time at a university, teaching online). And my lovely twin three year olds also keep me plenty busy. But still, I should have been writing here more often. Mea culpa. As an update, for those who… Read more

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