Author: streetlightinc

  • Eärendil: Starlight in the Night

    In a hole in the ground there laid an Englishman. Not a nice Hobbit-hole filled with good company, butter, and bread. But a nasty, dirty hole filled with disease and memories of the dead.   In the darkened pit, beneath the Somme, he began To think, to look, to pen great wonders beyond men. Far […]

  • Aletheia

    There was once a little girl named Ally. Ally was a bright child, in wit and demeanor. She was the kind of little girl that brightened up any room she graced with her presence. Some say it was her beautiful strawberry blonde hair. Some say it was her sparkling brown eyes. Some say it was […]

  • Thomistically Chestertonian

    Gilbert Keith ChesterTon Loved to pen alliteration. The passionate Price of Paradox Massed as much as the Dumb Ox.

  • Tragic-love: Gatsby

    Pity The Great, yet poor, Jay Gatsby: Daisy’s lover, and her patsy. Another tragic American tale Of social status, of love and betrayal.

  • A Thanksgiving Feast on Poetry

    Here is a clerihew or two For me and for you, To commemorate this day When we ought to give thanks.  Today is the day that we give thanks For friends, family, pies, and cakes. But, we mustn’t forget to give thanks for the past Week when we could still fit in our pants.   […]

  • Ironic Nihilism in The Big Lebowski

    Nihilism? What is that? For those who have never had the displeasure of a run-in with Friedrich Nietzsche, I will give a quick rundown of nihilism: There is nothing; nothing . . . nothing . . . nothing; no purpose; no reason . . . nothing—at least there is nothing beyond the perspective of the […]

  • Post Modern Pragmatism: O’ Brother Where Art Thou and The Dark Knight

    O’ Brother Where Art Thou and The Dark Knight are two relatively contemporary movies that are quite different in overall cinematic approach; yet, both are products of their post-modern age, and both rework older stories to present a modern message. O’ Brother is a comedy that humorously reworks Homer’s Odyssey. The light-hearted mockery of the film, along with the often ignorant […]

  • A Betrayal for a Betrayal

    For you I’ve given up my life, it’s true:  I’ve left behind my mother, children, wife  For hopes that now appear to be untrue.  I’ve pled your case. I’ve pled your cause in strife.  Could I have been so blind when all’s at stake?  The children sing and dance and praise your name;  For this my […]

  • Pride is Self-Destructive: Imagery in Macbeth

    Modern culture is dominated by the belief that having pride in one’s self is one of the great sources of strength and comfort in the face of adversity. Conversely, pride in the Christian worldview is the great sin that “leads to every other vice” [1] and “goeth before destruction.”[2] It is for this reason that […]

  • Inception: Is Fiction a Firm Foundation?

    Are you really reading these words? Are you really sitting in that chair? Did you wake up this morning? Take a deep breath. Did your diaphragm just contract and your lungs expand? Look around and listen close. Is what you see and what you hear more than a figment of your imagination? Is your imagination […]