Poem – “Eldorado”

⁠Gaily bedight,⁠A gallant knight,In sunshine and in shadow,⁠Had journeyed long,⁠Singing a song,In search of Eldorado. ⁠But he grew old—⁠This knight so bold—And o'er his heart a shadow⁠Fell as he found⁠No spot of groundThat looked like Eldorado. ⁠And, as his strength⁠Failed him at length,He met a pilgrim shadow—⁠"Shadow," said he,⁠"Where can it be—This land of Eldorado?" … Continue reading Poem – “Eldorado”

Fun Fact: The Great Unsung DC Love Match

Revisiting Groundhog Day the other night, I realized something I hadn't noticed before. You know the young engaged couple who show up a couple times ("They're supposed to get married today, but Debbie's having second thoughts.")? These guys Well, they're played by a young Hynden Walch and Michael Shannon, respectively. Better known today in these … Continue reading Fun Fact: The Great Unsung DC Love Match

Friday Flotsam: The Epiphany and Other Thoughts

1. Happy Feast of the Epiphany! From my reflections this morning: why those three gifts of the magi? The foremost is recognition of Christ’s three roles as King, Priest, and Sacrifice, as elaborated on in the famous song. But there’s something else as well which becomes clear when we consider that these are gifts offered … Continue reading Friday Flotsam: The Epiphany and Other Thoughts

Thought of the Day: On Darwin’s Popularity

The standard narrative for On the Origin of Species is that it changed the way people saw the world and rocked the intellectual foundations of Christian civilization. The truth is, it didn't change anything. People didn't abandon their faith and shift their paradigms because they read Darwin; they ate up Darwin as a perfect narrative … Continue reading Thought of the Day: On Darwin’s Popularity