Glen’s Tale: An Accidental Invention

Illustration by Daniel Schwab

In the middle of the Peaceful Age, the great king Foryon had a daughter named Studia. Hardly could you find a young princess with more spirit and adventure in her bones. At eight years old Studia and three like-minded maids commandeered one of the Kingdom’s canoes in the middle of the night, rowed down the river for four miles until they found an island to their liking, and set up camp. They spent two days on the island hunting and singing and enacting mythic stories and romances until the King’s guards finally found them and brought them back.

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Sunday Afternoon Reflection on Stability

In [Paul’s letters] are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction. You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness.

2 Peter 3:16b-17, NASB

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Coronavirus Blues, As An Apology And Explanation To My Wife For Being Mad About Not Having Anyone Over For Easter. (Except Josiah, Which I Am Thankful For.)

This is stupid. I just want to go out for a brew with my friends. I want to do something other than work and walk and Netflix. I want to get out of these walls.

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Brief Notes on Two of Tolkien’s Tales: The Scouring of the Shire

The film adaptations of Lord of the Rings were masterpieces, most can agree to that. But all ardent fans of the trilogy have their gripes and complaints about what was missing or what was done wrong. Elijah Wood’s portrayal of Frodo’s temptations/pain. The lame version of Faramir and Eowyn’s love story. The total ejection of Tom Bombadil.

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