A Misfit Exploring Mysticism

A Misfit Exploring Mysticism

I knew almost nothing about Catholicism until I was in my 20s. What I did know, I felt was hugely misrepresented. Unfortunately, many individuals in my circles regard those who are Catholic as decidedly unChristian. As I moved through my 20s, experiencing more of the...
Protecting Simplicity

Protecting Simplicity

It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life. J.R.R. Tolkien I was contemplating this quote back in January. I’ve found myself continuing to contemplate it recently. More and more, I’m wondering two things. What is a simple life, really? And how do I...
Rewatching the Hobbit: 4 Years Later

Rewatching the Hobbit: 4 Years Later

The Hobbit is my very favorite book. Let’s get that out of the way early. Let’s also get out of the way that I don’t particularly mind changes being made to even my most favorite of written stories. I understand that some thing unravel differently on...