My husband and I have been into MBTI for over a decade, and it’s not uncommon to meet people who sort of smirk and say, “Well yes, we used to… Read more Is MBTI Too Convenient? Reflections on Psychological Type and Function →
Meet Sul: a bounty hunter with a heart of actual stone. And Psyche, a gunmaker with a metaphorical heart of gold. Wounded. Trapped. Griefers on the way. And he can’t share her feelings.
My essay on the relationship between faith and poetry has been published at TheCuratorBlog.org, an Anabaptist literature site that also hosts Literature Camp every summer, and publishes an annual art and lit magazine called The Leaf, after Tolkien’s Leaf By Niggle. I enjoyed attending Lit Camp the last two years, and presenting a workshop on “Artful Reading Aloud” this summer. The material from that workshop will shortly appear at vulgarismedia.com as a free curriculum. Finally, my Bible Major is coming in handy! Let me know what you think in the… Read more Read My Latest at the Curator Blog →
There are very few cooking machines designed specifically to culture or ferment food, and they tend to be extremely expensive and make very small amounts at a time. Here’s how to ferment a large batch of rice using a rice cooker, and of yogurt using a probe crock pot and a thermal jacket. Rice cookers (not pressure cookers) tend to have a warm function that creates a perfect environment for fermentation. Cook a batch of rice, following the usual instructions. Unplug the machine and let it cool for a few… Read more How To Ferment Using Cooking Machines →
Chesterton praised Samuel Johnson in these words, through the character of Father Brown, speaking of a fictional crank named Raggley: ‘But Raggley did matter. He was one of a great… Read more A Sketch of the Character of Samuel Johnson, Through Excerpts from his Biography by James Boswell →
There’s a theory out there about poetry that sounds like something you’d hear in a joke about the fools of Gotham. Once upon a time, a fellow of Gotham cut… Read more The Double Amputation Theory of Poetry →
We’ve done lots of writing challenges here and we tend to offer critiques. For a change, this challenge was just for fun with critiques by request only. I started Saturday,… Read more Non-themed Poetry Challenge (Originally 12 Hours of Poetry Challenge) →
Have you ever thought the nursery rhyme “Rock-a-bye Baby” sounds kind of scary for a lullaby? Here’s an interpretation of it that harks back to Midwifery. Rock-a-bye babyIn the treetop… Read more Rock-a-bye Baby and Midwifery →