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The Angel Knew Papa and the Dog

  The angel looked into my eyes in a perfect stillness. A stillness without words and a stillness without questions, but a stillness with more meaning than all words that were ever spoken and all questions that were ever asked. The angel knew me. I knew that. The angel knew Papa and the dog. -… Continue reading The Angel Knew Papa and the Dog

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How To Teach Children Shakespeare

I have a confession to make.  I’m not very familiar with Shakespeare. I recall reading Romeo and Juliet in my freshman English class, and in college I know that I read Othello, Macbeth, and Hamlet at some point. But I suppose that I must have been more concerned with getting what the professor wanted out… Continue reading How To Teach Children Shakespeare

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“Ask Andrew” Reflection: Episode 6-Magic in Lewis and Tolkien

In a recent episode of the "Ask Andrew"feature of the CiRCE Institute's podcast, Andrew Kern addressed a question from a reader that asked, in summary, why the magic in Lewis' and Tolkien's works was permissible and not occultic.  In other words, books like The Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the Rings feature wizards, witches, elves,… Continue reading “Ask Andrew” Reflection: Episode 6-Magic in Lewis and Tolkien