Wendell Berry and Brian Volck Ponder the Gulf Oil Spill

Here's a four-minute video of Wendell Berry responding to the oil spill.And here's what Brian Volck says about the disaster in today's Good Letters post: … [Read more...]

If Only…

“I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least — and it is commonly more than that — sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements.”- Henry David Thoreau... to which I respond, "SHUT. UP." … [Read more...]

Browser: The “Remember me?” edition. Best Directors of the Decade. Lonely writers.

Okay, it's official: My life has become too busy for me to be a responsible blogger.Let me try to make it up to you in the next couple of weeks, with a new video blog, my list of Favorite Films of 2009 (the Premature Version), my list of Favorite Recordings of 2009 (almost ready!), more Auralia's Colors confessions, sneak previews of Raven's Ladder, and a marathon of interesting links.Oh, keep an eye on Imagejournal.org. Friday, my review of Avatar should be there. You'll also see a … [Read more...]

Browser: ArtsandFaith.com, Pixar Wine, Nick Cave’s Gladiator 2, St. Vincent… and Love.

I'm sorry that things have been slow on the blog lately. I've just wrapped up an essay for an upcoming issue of Image, and I'm burning the midnight oil as I revise Raven's Ladder for an early 2010 publication.But I've collected a few links I thought you might enjoy:1.Speaking of Image...ArtsandFaith.com is, to my knowledge, the busiest, best, and longest-running online community for people interested in movies, music, visual arts, literature, politics, and faith. I was there for … [Read more...]

Image: Ricky Gervais, a Bad Word, the Pacific Ocean, and More.

A few highlights from the last week of Good Letters, the Image blog... … [Read more...]

Brian Volck Discovers “There Will Be Blood”

Brian Volck saw There Will Be Blood for the first time on DVD.That's too bad, as it was a riveting big-screen experience.But Volck does not appear to have suffered much. He was, to borrow the term my friend Brandon Fibbs employed when he first saw the movie, "gobsmacked." … [Read more...]

IMAGE: “The Secret” is screwy, and other recent observations.

I continue to find frequent, thought-provoking, inspiring thoughts at the new Image blog. … [Read more...]

Brian Volck Remembers Paul Scofield

Among my friends, the man with the most impressive voice for reading and public speaking is probably Brian Volck, a pediatrician, coauthor of Reclaiming the Body: Christians and the Faithful Use of Modern Medicine (Brazos Press, 2006), and a recent graduate of Seattle Pacific's MFA in Creative Writing program.Thus it seemed only fitting that Image journal would publish something of Brian's in remembrance of an actor with an unforgettable voice: Paul Scofield.It's the second reflection on … [Read more...]


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