Tag: Literature

The Cottage – Part Eighteen – (Short Story)

Jim did not see. His return to the cottage was not accompanied by a deepend reverence. Quite the opposite, his recklessness increased. “This is all bullshit.” He said as he tossed his uncle’s letter into the fire. Whenever he heard the chirping he’d run…

The Cottage – Part Sixteen – (Short Story)

“How the hell did you get this boat here?” Jim wondered out loud as the lake’s utter seclusion fully registered. “I didn’t.” “Ok…so your family did?” “No.” “I don’t get it.” “I had it built here.” “Oh!” Jim said smacking his head. Despite being…

The Cottage – Part Eleven – (Short Story)

There was a sound as if something were in flight. Intermittent static, strange gurgling, and rasping titters sent quick sharp almost painful shivers up his spine. Jim felt nauseous. Then like waking from a bad dream he heard the first bars of “Something.” “What…

The Grand Scaffold

I think that I heard somebody refer to scriptire (lol…scripture…but scriptire is even better) and ‘Judeo-Christian’ values as the scaffold for our culture in a debate. While I don’t entirely agree I found the sentiment useful. Art, literature, and craft of all kind is…

Classics and the True Way

It was either Goethe’s Werther or Wilhelm, that provided me with a certain sense of balance. I’d never really read the books except as exercises in seeing how much I could glean with my sparse knowledge of German. It was a secondhand account, either…

Man of Letters

Der Ding An Sich It really stuck in my craw. I remember standing there in front of the machine. It was a bizarre twenty-first-century machine still quaintly termed a Creel. My boss, the surrogate father of my room-mate and prep school buddy was telling…

Smell The Bacon

Dedication For Miss Birdie my very own Eliza… Has everything been said? A lot of people presented with a blank page are familiar with this question. The answer is of course no. But, let’s for just a moment imagine that the answer is yes….