<< It occurs to me that one of our patron authors, CS Lewis, wrote an essay
"The Value of Learning in Wartime" which might be relevant. >>
Do let me know when this starts taking up too much bandwidth... of course
you will. Anyway, I just looked, and I don't have this essay. Can I find it
online? I have a book called _The Inspirational Writings of C.S. Lewis_,
which combines Surprised by Joy, Reflections on the Psalms, the Four Loves
and The Business of Heaven. I have a few others of his which I haven't read,
like Till We Have Faces (I do mean to read it) and something on literature,
but not this essay. Where could I find it?
Also, breathe easy, list. I think I found, in a copy of Trinity News (The
Magazine of Trinity Church in the City of New York) that I had been keeping
around to keep plugging at an article called "Living Truthfully"... some
websites and contacts that could be helpful in this sort of modern questy
thing. I do enjoy older literature, from way old bits and pieces revisited
(Mabinogi and sagas and the like) to things merely written before, say, 1969.
But at this time I need to see how the visions are being moved into the 21st
century. Or something like that. Although the old stories I think will
always be enjoyed... we just need to keep them fed into a wider audience that
may be, in the face of techno-entertainment and whatnot, less inclined to
seek them out themselves. Ah, the joys of browsing the stacks...
If anyone else is interested, the church website is
and they have a reading list at, of all places
or at least the above was true as of Y2K. I've been gnawing on this for a