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“The Power of Marriage” – an essay on marriage featuring Alain de Botton, Timothy Keller and George Eliot’s Middlemarch

“Chris McCandless, Reconsidered” – a brief reflection on Chris’s mixed legacy

“Goodbye to All That” – my Commencement Address to my twenties


Book Reviews:

“What is Life For?” – in praise of Mark Edmundson and William Deresiewicz and their respective books, Why Teach? and Excellent Sheep

“Letters to a Young Demon” – an essay on C. S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters

“The Subtle Art of Worship” – a review of Mark Manson’s The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck 

Want Not and the Vanity of Trash” – a review of Jonathan Miles’s Want Not

“Grace is Everywhere” – a meditation on Marilynne Robinson’s Lila

“w/r/t David Foster Wallace” – a review of David Foster Wallace’s essay collection Consider the Lobster


Movie Reviews:

“The Great American Movie?” – a review of Richard Linklater’s Boyhood

Calvary and Ennui in a Broken World” – a review of John Michael McDonaugh’s Calvary

“Scorsese and Silence’s Existential Howl” – a review of Martin Scorsese’s Silence

“Shyamalan’s Split Revives Old Magic” – a review of M Night Shyamalan’s Split