ADDICTION AND THE GOLLUM WITHIN

In his famous essay “On Fairy Stories” Tolkien insisted that fairy stories hold up a mirror of scorn and pity to man. This being so, I recall an evening some time ago when I spent a few tortured and tortuous hours in the presence of Gollum himself – not the literal Gollum, of course, which would have been a little scary, but the mirror of Gollum reflected in an old friend of mine.
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Ladydale Diary, St. Rose of Lima, 2019

I’ve been home for a week since the conclusion of my last period of travel, which included speaking at the Chesterton Conference in Kansas City and a week in Denver with the Augustine Institute, during which I headed to nearby Colorado Springs to speak to the local chapter of Legatus, the Catholic business owners’ organization.
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