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October 31, 2012
The Work Awaits, Part Two
Almost exactly two years ago, I made my Good Letters debut with a post titled...
October 30, 2012
To Live by the Light of Fiction
“In the end, a story is never going to make a damn bit of difference...
October 29, 2012
Sleeping in Slave Quarters at Sweet Briar College
From my office window I can see the pale yellow plantation house, its sharply pitched...
October 26, 2012
Elections Plus Economics, a Losing Equation
It’s time again. We’re just days from that sacred quadrennial ritual, wherein we profess outrage...
October 25, 2012
Something Like Jasmine
Meditates on Mortality
Living with leukemia, I naturally meditate often on our human mortality. No, often is the...
October 24, 2012
A Tale of Two Rivers
“In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing. We lived...
October 23, 2012
Dead Calm at Sea
It’s Monday morning as I write this post. Monday morning, with all that implies: back...
October 22, 2012
King of Kings and Showrunner of Showrunners
With the fall season of primetime television underway, the knives are out and the chopping...
October 20, 2012
Join Us for a Good Letters Event in Washington, DC, November 14
Words. Made Flesh. An Evening With Gregory Wolfe and the Writers of Image journal's "Good...
October 19, 2012
The Unbearable Badness of Ayn Rand
My good friend Marcelo has decided to read Ayn Rand’s fiction, to “see what all...
October 18, 2012
The Three Deadliest Words in the World: It’s a Girl
The woman in this picture has just related to a film crew how she killed...
October 17, 2012
Don’t Cry for Me, Bethesda
Awhile back, a well-meaning (and very successful) friend said to me, “I just wish we...
October 16, 2012
The Poetics of Painting: Part Two
Part Two: Beyond the Image Guest Post By Daniel Siedell Have you ever been underwhelmed...
October 14, 2012
Mending Our Mother-Daughter Story
I finally saw Brave this past weekend, and I can definitely say that I had...
October 11, 2012
Blessed Are the Tentmakers
For my daughter, Evangeline Sofia, who celebrated her first birthday on the second day of...
October 10, 2012
Make Your Life an Altar
I recently came across a short devotional on the Abraham and Isaac story. You know...
October 09, 2012
An Original, Revised Torah
The tablets were God’s work, and the writing was God’s writing, incised upon the tablets....
October 08, 2012
“Phineas and Ferb” versus “SpongeBob Squarepants”
“Aren’t you a little young to save the universe?” “Yes. Yes I am.” Phineas Flynn...
October 07, 2012
Eggs, Milk, and Maternal Instinct
When I saw my eye doctor recently for a potentially serious condition, she recommended that...
October 04, 2012
Words both Real and True
I belong to a movie group that meets monthly in one another’s living rooms...
October 03, 2012
The Tower of Light
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth and the makings of a...
October 03, 2012
The Evidence of Things Not Seen
Since I’ve been blogging here at Good Letters I have been contacted by several friends...
October 01, 2012
I found myself in this strange conversation this week.... Interviewer: Do you recommend The Master?...
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