Graphite sketch of Charles Williams. Sketch by Gabriel Connor Salter, released into the public domain

Owen Barfield’s Grandson, Charles Williams, and Anthroposophy

During the summer of 2022, something I never expected fell into my lap. I had contacted the Owen Barfield Literary Estate about getting permission to use a photograph for an article about Owen Barfield. For those who don't know, Owen Barfield was one of C..S. Lewis' oldest friends (they met when they were both students …

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How I Wrote a Medieval Poem Satire and Even Got It Published

About a decade ago, I went through a season of writing poems. It was instigated by the fact I was looking into college scholarships and discovered a website that gave scholarships for slam poetry. I wrote at least 10 poems and shared them in various places before I realized that the things I was writing …

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“Don’t Forget the Dead Children”: A Conversation on Shakespeare and Cultural Apologetics

I wrote in one of my last posts about my funny journey from knowing barely anything about Shakespeare to writing a 6,000ish word essay on Macbeth movies for the latest issue of An Unexpected Journal. On December 17, 2022, I got to take part in a conversation with the other contributors about their essays, as …

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A Christmas Movie Satire

I don't post a lot of humor on my website, though I've dabbled, posting pieces like "Worst Descriptions of Classic Speculative Fiction Books." Recently though, a writer's group I belong to challenged each other to write Christmas satire pieces. Around that time, I accidentally volunteered to write an article about Christmas Movies on Netflix in …

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Christmas Mourning and Childhood Memories

Author's Note: I wrote this Christmas article in November 2021 when I was assembling some pieces to send to Fellowship & Fairydust for its Winter 2021 newsletter. It presented an interesting opportunity to take a review I'd originally written in 2012 for a short-lived high school newspaper and expand it into something else. A different …

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C.S. Lewis and the King of Gothic Horror

C.S. Lewis and gothic horror? One of these things does not sound like the other. That's what I was thinking five years ago, where I started reading a book called Terence Fisher: Horror, Myth and Religion by Paul Leggett. Among other things it suggested that Fisher, probably best-known today for his gothic horror films made …

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