Location: United States of America
Religion: Christian, Roman Catholic
Philosophic Tendencies: Aristotelean Post Modernism (or something like that!)
Political Leanings: sometimes right, sometimes left – depends on the issue; but mostly right – I am from the South!
Hobbies: Reading mostly. I also like to cook and bake (there is a difference I’m told)
Favorite Composers in Order (Changes Regularly): 1- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 2- Joseph Haydn, 3- J. S. Bach, 4 – everybody else…
Some of My Favorite Books: Paradise Lost, John Milton; Faust, Goethe; The Idiot, Fyodor Dostoevsky; A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens; The Ballad of the White Horse, G.K. Chesterton; Witness To Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II, George Weigel; Fear and Trembling, Soren Kierkegaard; The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien, The New Testament and the People of God, N.T. Wright; Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen; Orthodoxy, G. K. Chesterton
The “More Than You Ever Needed To Know About Me” List:
- I live in Iowa. I am from the Charlotte area of North Carolina. I much prefer the South and the East Coast. I mean, Iowa has nice people and stuff, but it ain’t the South! Oh, how I miss the BBQ and cole slaw, not to mention to fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, fried okra, potato salad, corn bread, biscuits, candied yams, sausage, eggs, and grits…. Ok, I better stop. I’m happily distracted now.
- Best book I ever read? Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton. I’m so predictable. If you’ve read this blog for a week, you will have guessed that as my answer. But seriously, I have never had so much fun reading a book as I did reading Orthodoxy (the second time).
- Best novel? Here I will betray the fact that I am not well read, but I will have to answer A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I have to say that I am really not a fan of Dickens, but I was blown away by this book.
- I drink whiskey… within moderation, of course.
- I have a budding interest in astronomy. I only have binoculars. I haven’t made the leap to a telescope yet. If I do make that leap, the interest will be no longer budding, but full tilt.
- Percent of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason that I can’t understand? 90%
- Number of pages made through von Balthasar’s Mysterium Paschale before I realized I had no idea what he was talking about? 37