Saturday, October 12, 2019

Saturday Good Reads

This past week (specifically Oct. 7) marked the 170th anniversary of the death of Edgar Allen Poe. His stories (and poems) are still widely read today, and he had an impact upon everything from the detective story to movies and films. Christine Norvell at The Imaginative Conservative explains how Poe ensured that Gothic stories will never die

The news media generally has trouble covering religion, even when it spills over into politics (everything is politics, it seems). A new $23 million Anglican church was dedicated recently in Arlington, Va., and the media coverage was zilch, finds Julia Duin at Get Religion – despite the huge back story behind the church.

The Jewish observance of Yom Kippur began this past week, and, as usual, something extraordinary happened in Israel – an entire nation (or most of it) went silent. Doug Spurling at Spurling Silver asks what would happen if something like that happened closer to home

More Good Reads


I could say that – Robert Rife at Rob’s Lit Bits.

It’s Time to Rediscover the Power of Poetry – Ellen Condict at The American Conservative.

Walking on Water – Mark Jarman via D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.

Autumn Sonnet – David Whippman at Society of Classical Poets.

On Reading & Reciting Poetry – Jody Lee Collins.

The answer is no – Emily Livingston at Fathom Magazine.

British Stuff

Wakefield Chantry Chapel – Barb Drummond at Curious Historian.

Writing and Literature

An Irish Author Takes the Global View – Tobias Carroll at CrimeReads. 


Institutionally Challenged? Obadiah to the Rescue – David George Moore at Front Porch Republic.

Grace is the Currency of the True Economy – Dan Grubbs at Front Porch Republic.

Be Patient with Us as We Learn – Joe Holland at Tabletalk.

Life and Culture

I’m here for them, too – Charity Singleton Craig at Redbud Writers Guild.

Ghosts in the Rubbish – Seth Lewis.

Islandia – Vadim Sherbakov

Painting: Woman Reading, oil on canvas by Isaac Israels (1865-1934)


Jody Lee Collins said...

Such a fine wrap up, Glynn. Splendid as always. I'm particularly intrigued with the piece about Israel and Yom Kippur and the idea of silence... off to read!


It is frustrating that anything "religious" is avoided like the plague by the media unless they are making false accusations and tearing Christians down. The video was impressive. Thanks for sharing.