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The effect of adult misery on children


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Last night when I took what might be loosely called a scenic route through the wild and untamed country of childhood psychology, I referred to a notion that I thought I had posted on before. But when I went looking I couldn’t find it. A good many blog posts seem to have been written only

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The Necessity of Chivalry – CS Lewis


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The word chivalry has meant at different times a good many different things – from heavy cavalry to giving a woman a seat in a train. But if we want to understand chivalry as an ideal distinct from other ideals – if we want to isolate that particular conception of the man comme il faut

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Page CXVI of CS Lewis


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You can now download the second album of modernised hymns from Page CXVI, for the cost of $9.99 USD. They are also offering the first album as a free download this week. I know a lot of readers in the blog circles I frequent downloaded that album the first time around, but if you didn’t

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CS Lewis on Sexual Morality #2


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I’ve mentioned already that when you read a CS Lewis essay, you never really know what you’re going to get along the way. I read one the other day called Lilies that Fester (taken from Shakespeare’s sonnet featuring the line “Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds” no doubt) which contained a great railing

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Poetry Day – Relapse


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This is not the most heartening of poems. But I like it just because it’s unashameably human – and hey, to be forewarned is to be forearmed. Relapse CS Lewis Out of the wound we pluck The shrapnel. Thorns we squeeze Out of the hand. Even poison forth we suck, And after pain have ease.

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