“Nobody will ever write a history of Europe that will make any sort of sense, until he does justice to the Councils of the Church, those vast and yet subtle collaborations for thrashing out a thousand thoughts to find the true thought of the Church. The great religious Councils of the Church are far more practical and important than the… Read more »
– Shenoute the Atripe, circa A.D. 450.
“The heart has its reasons, but they are seldom reasonable.” ~ Jay McInerney
“You will find the way, daughter of the forest. Through grief and pain, through many trials, through betrayal and loss, your feet will walk a straight path.” — Juliet Marillier, Daughter of the Forest
“And then you run into them…and pow, you are known, you are recognized, the both of you. You both find the exact same things worth remembering. You have the same rhythm. Click. You just know each other. All of a sudden you see reading in bed and waffles on Sunday and laughing at nothing and his mouth on yours. And… Read more »
“A man who governs his passions is master of the world. We must either rule them, or be ruled by them. It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.” ~ Saint Dominic
And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about. ~… Read more »
Not in a precise order, but these are some books that I have really enjoyed (lately) within the sci-fi genre. Swan Song by Robert McCammon (This story, though it follows a plot line that has been done many times- the end of the world via cataclysmic world war- it does so in a way that is completely fresh and fascinating…. Read more »