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“You Are Boromir”

If I designed one of those fake internet personality quizzes, I’d make another “Which Lord of the Rings Character Are You?” but no matter how the questions were answered the result would be: “You are Boromir.” Yes, the best of us are no better than Boromir, the guy who doesn’t make it beyond the firstContinue reading ““You Are Boromir””

The Face of My Brother

A year ago today I called my brother to wish him a happy birthday. It would be the last time I heard his voice. My kids gathered around the phone to sing to him, and he told us all how good it was to hear from us. I hadn’t seen him in a while. WeContinue reading “The Face of My Brother”

On Men Without Chests

The “Men Without Chests” passage from C.S. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man is probably the most frequently quoted one from the whole book. It’s a great passage to quote. It’s even better when it’s understood. I will occasionally see the quote circulating on social media superimposed on an image of two boys boxing, as above,Continue reading “On Men Without Chests”

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