“His courage in combat never cowered or quailed;
He was daring and doughty when dead bodies fell”
“Gigantic fingers grim, those gray-clawed spikes,
Like burnished steel, bent spikes, short spears for infighting”
We live in a time when many evangelicals are realizing that we are standing at the base of a really steep learning curve. These are demented times, and the steep learning curve consists of the effort ...
“That wicked wretch ran wailing off
And won’t live long, that loathsome criminal,
Sunken in sin, with sorrow astride him”
You cannot invoke the gods of chaos without getting the gods of chaos. Offended by the president’s lack of basic decency, the respectable leadership of official Washington has declared that it was time to race him to the bottom. Turns out they show remarkable talent for it. Official Washington lecturing the president on his lack …
“He ran and in running vain rescue he sought,
He left his curdled cruelty, his claw and shouldered arm,
Left behind, bleeding; my boast is nailed there”
Kind of a brutal talent show, if you ask me. Letter to the Editor: Sir, can you please unpack the 1992 costume party blackface reference? Thank you. Trey A -- Doug ...
“Now Beowulf, best of men, in battle triumphant,
As a son I laud and love you, lift your name high,
Keep this new kinship, carry it with you,
Acknowledge and nurture it, know that it’s yours”
Prolegomena to the Preamble to the Introduction: I suppose I need to say, right at the outset, that this blog post is something of a beast. You might say it is a little hefty. But this happened for ...