Summer ‘18 Playlist

S'il vous plait, send the sweetness of these several songs swirling straight into the center of your sensorium, and savor the subsequent scintillating summer sensations sublimating inside your soul...

Seven Stanzas at Easter

The stone is rolled back, not papier-mache, Not a stone in a story, But the vast rock of materiality that in the slow grinding of Time will eclipse for each of us The wide light of day.

Lenten Soundtrack: Love Made of Blood and Muscle

Another season of Lent is upon us and that means it's time for another round of our Lenten Soundtrack. This time, we're kicking things off with a song by Lissie – a criminally under-recognized and wonderfully talented singer who I recently discovered while watching the new season of David Lynch's Twin Peaks.

The Cultivation of Christmas Trees

"The Cultivation of Christmas Trees", T.S. Eliot, 1954 There are several attitudes towards Christmas, Some of which we may disregard: The social, the torpid, the patently commercial, The rowdy (the pubs being open till midnight), And the childish - which is not that of the child For whom the candle is a star, and the... Continue Reading →

King of Sorrows

Of all the books I read in college one of the most valuable and one of the few that I still find myself returning to regularly is Dorothy Sayers' The Man Born to Be King, a cycle of twelve plays about the life Christ that was written and produced for BBC radio during World War II. If... Continue Reading →

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