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Soul Advocacy

Soul Advocacy

Sleep is an optional activity in Oxford. This is a fact I do my best to resist by actually sleeping. But sometimes, even I succumb to the vast and varied pace of this place and stay up until the wee sma's when the stars blink down in bewilderment at my still-opened eyes ... 

Learning Fidelity through Fiction

Learning Fidelity through Fiction

I pulled a slender yellow book off the shelf and held it up to her inspection. I was on my yearly autumn visit to “Tante” Gwen, my mother’s best friend from her years as a missionary, a woman who had known and loved me since the day of my birth ... 

I & Q: Charles van Sandwyk

I & Q: Charles van Sandwyk

Today, oh today, I bring you an artist and illustrator whose work is a source of recurring delight and marvel to me. I stumbled upon my first glimpse of Charles van Sandwyk at a tiny art shop in a remote corner of Prince Edward Island ... 

7 Values for Learning

7 Values for Learning

Welcome to the first official Tuesday post my Storyformed friends! About three weeks ago I went to an orientation session here at my college in Oxford that set my mind to simmering. I've wanted to share it here ever since and I'm quite ... 

Illustrations & Quotations: A bit of C.S. Lewis from Oxford

Illustrations & Quotations: A bit of C.S. Lewis from Oxford

I'm back! Well, I should say I'm settled, and have finished three first essays, and been inducted into more libraries than I can visit in a year. Friends, I can now say I'm really living in Oxford. Which means, I have a weekly schedule at last. Which means, I can finally write ... 

Plans & Dreams

Plans & Dreams

Well. I have reached a moment of halfway calm poised between the launch of this site and my departure for Oxford. Oh yes, lovely world, I'm about to join the ranks of Lewis and Tolkien in the city of the dreaming spires ...