Poetry: Brontë – All Hushed and Still Within the House

"Never again? Why not again? Memory has power as real as thine." #Brontë

Poetry: Dickinson – Because I could not stop for Death

"Because I could not stop for Death – He kindly stopped for me – The Carriage held but just Ourselves – And Immortality." #EmilyDickinson #poetry

Review and Commentary on The Death of Ivan Ilyich

Image from Goodreads. Author: Leo Tolstoy Publisher: Bantam Classics Tolstoy is one of those authors I have always been meaning to read but only make a half-hearted effort to get around to. For example, I have had a copy of "War and Peace" on my shelf for almost three years now. Every time I look …

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A Story of Encouragement from a Neighbor

When I set out to write today, this isn’t what I had in mind, but I just received a call from a neighbor a few minutes ago. I don’t know her very well. Actually, I know barely anything about her other than 1) she’s my neighbor 2) I know her name 3) she drives a …

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Thoughts on “Divine Goodness” from The Problem of Pain

"I do not think I should value much the love of a friend who cared only for my happiness and did not object to my becoming dishonest." C. S. Lewis, "Divine Goodness," The Problem of Pain