I Read King Arthur So You Don’t Have To // book roasts, vol. 1

I Read King Arthur So You Don’t Have To // book roasts, vol. 1

Finding a book to read that properly matches the mood I’m in is an Olympic sport. Having just read Beren and Luthien, shortly followed by Ivanhoe and Men of Iron, I felt a deep hankering in my soul for more books containing saccharinely perfect characters and the word “quoth.” (As can be expected, few modern [...]

Road Trips With Wild Women // proof you can’t take my family anywhere

Road Trips With Wild Women // proof you can’t take my family anywhere

Greetings one and all, friends, comrades, and very large moths! Back in May, a Christian conference was being held in North Carolina with some of my family’s favorite speakers, like Paul Washer and Scott Brown and all those other fellows no one’s heard of before. Due to an insidious evil known as “work,” my dad [...]

The Mishap of Marriage // Anna’s unconventional romance, pt. 3

The Mishap of Marriage // Anna’s unconventional romance, pt. 3

Greetings, peasants. If by some misfortune you missed the last two posts in this series, I highly recommend catching up. (Or don't. Whatever.) To summarize – Anna got herself engaged to a fairly awesome horrible guy, and we subsequently failed as wedding planners. {Part 1} {Part 2} The week before the wedding, people started trickling [...]

The Art of Being a Pathetic Wedding Planner // Anna’s unconventional romance, pt. 2

The Art of Being a Pathetic Wedding Planner // Anna’s unconventional romance, pt. 2

Welcome back to the next installment of my sister's strange wedding story! If you haven't read Part 1, do so here. To summarize— Anna fell in love with a bearded dude and agreed to renounce her family's name in exchange for his. And I was not at all bitter. I will admit, I'd always imagined [...]

Pride, Prejudice, and Pandemic // Anna’s unconventional romance

Pride, Prejudice, and Pandemic // Anna’s unconventional romance

Last year was weird. You saw the weirdness take shape in the form of germs and unflattering headgear and that time everyone was really enthusiastic about toilet paper, and all those insulting signs that assumed none of us knew the most basic principles of hygiene. I, on the other hand, came face to face with [...]

What a Time to Be Alive // thoughts of hope for a helpless generation

What a Time to Be Alive // thoughts of hope for a helpless generation

Do you know what hiraeth means? It's a longing, a desperate search for a place that doesn't exist anymore, and maybe never did. When I was young, I felt it for the worlds between pages I held so dear – Narnia, Middle-Earth, the Ashtown estate. When I was older, I felt it for my worlds, [...]