Refrigerator Art: The Lost Art of Grammar

By Craig McElvain GRAMMAR: Merriam-Webster defines it as- “the principles or rules of an art, science, or technique” What is grammar? Every discipline has a grammar; a structure, a set of principles or rules that define the discipline. Baseball has hitting, throwing, and fielding. Painting has light/shadow, perspective, and color. English has nouns, verbs, pronouns, and participles. Music has bass and treble clefs, quarter notes, … Continue reading Refrigerator Art: The Lost Art of Grammar

In Response to Two Grievances Against Water (Mundane Meditations Series)

By Christian Lingner Prefatory Note: Some portions of the following are a truthful fiction, meaning they communicate truths without necessarily corresponding with historical happenings. The exact opposite of most of modern journalism, now that I think of it…anyway. Near the end of the semester, people often emanate their true nature, momentarily abandoning or accidentally forgetting their usually pedicured exoskeleton, giving rise to revealing results from … Continue reading In Response to Two Grievances Against Water (Mundane Meditations Series)

Annals of a Quiet Neighborhood Book Review

By Christine Norvell “I fancy I have never written a book in which I did not quote from him. But it has not seemed to me that those who have received my books kindly take even now sufficient notice of the affiliation. Honesty drives me to emphasize it.”—C.S. Lewis I can’t explain it as well as I’d like, but there’s something to George MacDonald’s preachy … Continue reading Annals of a Quiet Neighborhood Book Review

Life as Maintenance: A Reminder of the Beauty Found in Conserving What is Good

By Christian Lingner Life comes in a rhythm of ebb and flow, of pulsating highs and lows based largely on our circumstances and the failures or successes we experience among them. As much as we long for consistency and things to anticipate, life (in accordance with the purposes of the One who created it) has a way of keeping us at arm’s distance, making sure … Continue reading Life as Maintenance: A Reminder of the Beauty Found in Conserving What is Good

Curiosity Doesn’t Kill Anyone

by Christian Lingner, currently a senior at College of the Ozarks Anyone who has spent time in an educational institution or setting has heard time and again the refrains of The Apathetic Student, usually expressed in a phrase like “Why am I being forced to learn this stuff, I’m never going to have to use it” or “I don’t want to have to take this … Continue reading Curiosity Doesn’t Kill Anyone

Film Review: Justice League

By Craig McElvain In a film era drowning in excessive style and bloated special FX, it seems unlikely that one of the billion superhero flicks currently playing would buck the trend, yet that is exactly what occurs in Zach Snyder’s franchise offering—Justice League. I must confess, I did not enter the film arena filled with optimism for a “message” film. In fact, I assumed another … Continue reading Film Review: Justice League