Here’s an e-mail I’ve received from a young lady who is planning to embark on a studay of Shakespeare’s sonnets. My reply follows:
This week we are continuing my new series of podcasts revisiting old essays written by me and others.
To the gracious members of The Inner Sanctum, join me and gather around the hearth for the 20th podcast for "Home is Where the Hearth is."
Welcome my gracious members of the Inner Sanctum, as we continue my Poem of the Week series.
On Saturday, I finally “baptized” the fire pit I’d built the previous weekend: a literal baptism of fire! Thankfully, as readers of the Ladydale Diary will know, we are surrounded by woods so it’s very easy to collect the wood. I was outside, tending the fire, for the whole afternoon, drinking locally brewed craft ale and being joined occasionally by various members of the family. It was a day or silence accompanied by the contemplation that gazing into flames always enkindles.
Recorded on the 75th anniversary of the victory of the allies in the war against Nazi Germany and looking ahead to Memorial Day, we begin a mini-series of war poems, commencing with "The Charge of the Light Brigade" by Tennyson.
Home is Where the Hearth Is: Continuing the podcast series on "What Every Catholic Should Know About Literature" I discuss the great William Shakespeare.
Continuing our reading of some of the best of Chesterton's essays, this week's "old favourite" is Chesterton's essay "On Running After One's Hat."
Continuing my day-to-day musings on life, family and the pursuit of holiness.
Continuing my new series of podcasts revisiting old essays written by me and others is "A Defence of Skeletons" by G. K. Chesterton, with his short poem "The Skeleton" as a post script.