Tag Archives: G. K. Chesterton

Tremendous Trifles, by G.K. Chesterton

Tremendous Trifles by G.K. Chesterton My rating: 4 of 5 stars The first essay of G.K. Chesterton’s I remember reading is On Lying in Bed, which begins, “Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only … Continue reading

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News Poetry and a Splash of Chesterton

I missed this story the other day, but once a month All Things Considered on NPR will bring in a new poet to, well, poeticize some news. This month’s Newspoet was Tracy K. Smith, who zeroed in on a particular story: … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading–Today, At Least

It’s not unheard of that I, having finished one book and not yet decided on the next, make myself late for work in the morning by staring at my bookshelves, looking for that title that particularly strikes my fancy. (I … Continue reading

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A Planet of Diamond Carrying the Placard of Father Brown

I saw this a week or so ago but forgot, and it’s incredible: Astronomers discover planet made of diamond Astronomers have spotted an exotic planet that seems to be made of diamond racing around a tiny star in our galactic … Continue reading

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Briefly Noted: Hemingway & Greene

The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway Scribner, 2003 (/1926). 251 pages. I have a thing for long sentences (e.g.). That’s one reason I love authors like Dickens who without hesitation throw around sentences like, “As to Merrylegs, that respectable … Continue reading

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Happy Lepanto Day!

In honor of the anniversary of Lepanto, let’s all read Chesterton’s masterful poem. White founts falling in the Courts of the sun, And the Soldan of Byzantium is smiling as they run; There is laughter like the fountains in that … Continue reading

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