Every true poet is inevitably a Columbus. America existed for centuries before Columbus, but only Columbus succeeded in discovering it.
(Yevgeny Zamyatin, We p. 66)

May you say the things I have tried to say long after I am not there to say them.
(G. B. Smith, in his final letter to J. R. R. Tolkien)

She smiled, her last smile, to so much that had been possible.
(Ayn Rand, We the Living p. 446)

...[I]n Fantasy [man] may actually assist in the effoliation and multiple enrichment of creation. All tales may come true; and yet, at the last, redeemed, they may be as like and as unlike the forms that we give them as Man, finally redeemed, will be like and unlike the fallen that we know.
(J. R. R. Tolkien, "On Fairy-Stories")

Making plans is often the occupation of an opulent and boastful mind, which thus obtains the reputation of a creative genius by demanding what it cannot itself supply, by censuring what it cannot improve, and by proposing what it does not know where to find.
(Immanuel Kant, Prolegomena, preface p. 7)


glass project

Over Thanksgiving break in Boise, Jordan and I got to wax creative at Fusions glass studio. This is what I ended up with: a 5.5 x 10-inch plate.


thesis bibliography (in progress)

Aristotle. The Basic Works of Aristotle. Edited by Richard McKeon. New York: The Modern Library, 2001.

Burgess, Anthony. A Clockwork Orange. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1986.

Chesterton, G. K. The Everlasting Man. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Christian Classics, 2007.

----. Heretics. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Christian Classics, 2007.

----. Manalive. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2000.

----. Orthodoxy. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Christian Classics, 2006.

Dick, Philip K. The Minority Report: And Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick. New York: Citadel Press, 2002.

Golding, William. Lord of the Flies. New York: Perigree Books, 1954.

Hawke, Ethan, Uma Thurman, Alan Arkin, Jude Law, and Loren Dean. Gattaca. Directed by Andrew Niccol. Culver City, CA: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 1997.

Hitchens, Peter. The Rage Against God: How Atheism Led Me to Faith. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010.

Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World. Toronto, ON: Vintage Canada, 2007.

----. Brave New World Revisited. London: Flamingo, 1994.

James, P. D. The Children of Men. London: The Penguin Group, 1994.

Lewis, C. S. Mere Christianity. New York: HarperCollins, 2001.

----. The Screwtape Letters. New York: HarperCollins, 2001.

Locke, John. The Second Treatise of Government and a Letter Concerning Toleration. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2002.

Lowry, Lois. The Giver. New York: Dell Laurel-Leaf Books, 2002.

Moore, Alan and David Lloyd. V for Vendetta. New York: DC Comics, 1989.

More, Thomas, Francis Bacon, and Henry Neville. Three Early Modern Utopias: Utopia, New Atlantis, and The Isle of Pines. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Orwell, George. 1984. Markham, ON: Penguin Books, 1984.

Pascal, Blaise. Pensees and Other Writings. Edited by Anthony Levi. Translated by Honor Levi. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Plato. The Republic. Translated by Allan Bloom. New York: Basic Books, 1991.

Portman, Natalie, and Hugo Weaving. V for Vendetta. DVD. Directed by James McTeague. Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, 2006.

Rand, Ayn. Anthem. New York: Signet, 1946.

----. Atlas Shrugged. New York: Signet, 2007.

----. The Fountainhead.

----. The Virtue of Selfishness. New York: Signet, 1964.

Tolkien, J. R. R. A Tolkien Miscellany. New York: The Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002.

Wells, H. G. The Time Machine: An Invention. New York: Modern Library Classics, 2002.

----. When the Sleeper Wakes.

Zamyatin, Yevgeny. We. Translated by Mirra Ginsburg. New York: Eos, 1999.