Billy Pilgrim, PTSD, and the art of time travel

"Those were vile people in both those cities, as is well known.  The world was better off without them. And Lot's wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been.  But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So … Continue reading Billy Pilgrim, PTSD, and the art of time travel

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Finding inexpressible joy within the pages of faerie story

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy stories again.” ~C. S. Lewis “The realm of fairy-story is wide and deep and high and filled with many things: all manner of beasts and birds are found there; shoreless seas and stars uncounted; beauty that is an enchantment, and an ever-present peril; both … Continue reading Finding inexpressible joy within the pages of faerie story

The “cabbages and potatoes” of chronic illness

“Elves and Dragons, I says to him. Cabbages and potatoes are better for me and you.  Don’t go getting mixed up in the business of your betters, or you’ll land in trouble too big for you.” ~The Gaffer (Tolkien 24) When first hearing the word cancer, I had a very particular image form immediately in … Continue reading The “cabbages and potatoes” of chronic illness