Estonia: Tallinn to Tartu

After a total of fourteen hours in the air from Atlanta to Frankfurt to Tallinn, we finally arrived at our destination. The best part was that, despite my hatred for flying, I actually managed to enjoy the trip! Our first full day in Tallinn was spent with Pastor Heldur Kajaste of Oleviste Kirik. We delivered … Continue reading Estonia: Tallinn to Tartu

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Review of A Head Full of Ghosts, by Paul Tremblay

A Head Full of Ghosts. By Paul Tremblay. New York: William Morrow, 2015. 286pp. ISBN 978-0062363237 $25.99 A good horror novel is hard to find. Paul Tremblay's A Head Full of Ghosts was the winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Novel, presented by the Horror Writers Association for superior achievement in horror writing for novels. One … Continue reading Review of A Head Full of Ghosts, by Paul Tremblay

Review of Blackwater, by Michael McDowell

Blackwater. By Michael McDowell. 1983. Reprint, Richmond, Va.: Valancourt, 2017. 800pp. ISBN 9781943910816 $27.99 (paper). There are certain fiction writers that get overlooked primarily because the literati have decided, for reasons inscrutable to the rest of us, that what these authors have produced is popular and therefore not literature—not real literature at any rate. With a B.A. and … Continue reading Review of Blackwater, by Michael McDowell

Virtue Ethics, the Billy Graham Rule, and Mike Pence: A Response to Karen Swallow Prior

In the past week there has been much ado about Mike Pence and the "Billy Graham Rule." The criticisms aimed at the Vice President for refusing to dine alone with a woman other than his wife have been all over the map; from accusations of "old-school sexism" to claiming that Pence's refusal is "rape culture … Continue reading Virtue Ethics, the Billy Graham Rule, and Mike Pence: A Response to Karen Swallow Prior