Re: New Person
>also subscribe to MereLewis, which I must say is a fantastic list toTrish: can you post the URL for "MereLewis"? I would like to check it
>belong to. Very intelligent and stimulating posts on that one.
Hi Trish and everyone else. Since this list is so new, I thought I
might introduce myself and hope that everyone else follows me.
I am a visual artist, painter, art teacher in the public high school,
and have been a Christian for many years. I also love to write but get
little opportunity to do so. CSLewis has been the major influence on
my walk and life. HIs life and writings have served as an inspiration
and example. I have recently returned to school as a graduate student
at Maryland INstitute, College of ARt, in BAltimore, Maryland, studying
painting. I am currently in my second year of a 4 year program. I am an
advocate of logical, clear headed thinking. IT is an art form that is
rapidly disappearing. Language is eroding, post-modernism is rampant
everywhere, ugliness, informality, cloudy thinking, anti-heroism,
anti-intellectualism runs the show. I believe Christians, especially
Christians involved in the arts, literature, etc, are the best people to
fight the good fight, at least uphold the standards. Nice to be a part
of this list. I look forward to many lively and challenging
Pam Wellington Lackey
- I've been a member of the Mythopoeic Society for about ten years now and
am in the Khazad-dum chapter here in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm
the Bratwoman, married to David Bratman, one of the Council of Stewards.
By day I'm a mild mannered semiconductor technician, destroying computer
chips so you don't have to. (I take them apart to look for defects or
polish them in cross-section and take pretty pictures of them.) By
night I'm a crusading conductor trying to get my church choir to learn
their music. (My actual degree is in music. That and a dollar will get
you a cup of coffee in Silicon Valley.)
I'm trying to appreciate Charles Williams more. I figure one book a
decade will do it. I'm sort of lukewarm about Lewis. Some of his stuff
I like; others, I'm not so wild about. I like Tolkien, but not as much
as my husband does--but then, who could possibly like Tolkien more than
my David? I prefer to read current fantasy and non-Inkling stuff.
"I had to be a bitch--they wouldn't let me be a Jesuit." (from Matt
Ruff's, _Sewer, Gas, & Electric_)
- Hi all,
Well, I've been involved with Tolkien's work since I was
a child. I can remember sitting in class while my 4th
grade teacher read to us the incredible yarn, The
Hobbit. It was from then on I was hooked.
I am a part time writer, though to earn money I work as
a Software Technician and Web site designer. I love
Tolkien, and all his works from the Sillmarillion, and
beyond. He has affected my writing to, and I often find
myself trying to meet the challenge of creating a story
that is unlike Mr. Tolkien and the other Inklings. I
also am a big fan of C.S. Lewis, Lloyd Alexander and
Robert Jordan (of The Wheel of Time and Conan Fame).
I love discussing Tolkien's work and his works.
Hope to hear from ya soon. :)
Brain: Are you Pondering What I'm pondering?