Tag: doubt

Boundaries of Memory

The other day, when I¬†finished F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise, a book I have not been able to process or write about, I realized I wanted my next book to come with very little history, fame, or critical baggage. I won’t say that I wanted an easy read, but I wanted something a bit more straightforward. I’m not…

More than a Feeling

I’ve made a little more headway in The Habit of Being, and Flannery O’Connor’s next letter to “A” is a good one. It also seems to fit nicely with a meditation from last month’s Magnificat. The meditation comes from Ronda Chervin, a convert to Catholicism from Judaism, who is a professor of philosophy and theology and is an author with…

Doubt and Belief and Love

I continue to spend my late nights with David Winkler, the main character of Anthony Doerr’s About Grace. It is a marvelous book, with numerous crests and troughs, like the waves of the Caribbean Sea, which surround David for years. Right now, I’m at a point in the book in which the story is climbing to some sort of resolution.…