Personal Journey, Poetry

Timothy McVeigh & I Agree on One Thing

My favorite poem was basically written by the one-legged pirate, Long John Silver. What's worse, my favorite poem was also the favorite of Timothy McVeigh, infamous building-bomber-baby-killer, who went so far as to quote it just before leaving this world by lethal injection in June, 2001. I remember thinking that McVeigh was about to meet… Continue reading Timothy McVeigh & I Agree on One Thing

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Screwtape Still Speaks

What the Devil? Screwtape Talks Politics

After spending six weeks studying C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters with my 5000 Words class, I feel like I know just what he would say... My Dear Wormwood, I am pleased to see you dabbling in politics. As even the most immature tempter knows, the passions that bubble up from the froth of political dissimilarity will… Continue reading What the Devil? Screwtape Talks Politics