In J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit,” however, we find a true hero. Bilbo Baggins—— a Hobbit. Not a hero in the modern sense(too perfect that the adventure is really them correcting everyone else), but a real hero….one who needs the journey.
“You stir us so that praising you may bring us joy, because you have made us and drawn us to yourself, and our heart is unquiet until it rests in you.” (Confessions, I, 1, 1, Maria Boulding, O.S.B. translation)(italics mine) When a lawyer makes a case in defense of a client, he does with anContinue reading “Quote of the Week: Saint Augustine”
J.R.R. Tolkien holds a special place in my heart. His stories are grounded in the real world as it is, but also grounded in the world as it ought to be. I can’t wait to give my thoughts on this man, his phenomenal stories and how his philosophy has influenced the minds of his readers.
Intellectuals, by popular opinion, are known as out of touch eggheads locked in Ivory Towers that we should not trust. This view, sometimes accurate when the shoe fits, leads us to disdain any sort of education that obviously does not have to do with our jobs. Chefs only learn from chefs, entrepreneurs only learn fromContinue reading “Called to Be Intelligent”