Among some of the many things I can say I am I’m a puppeteer. That means I own (at least) a puppet and know what I’m doing with him. How to move his mouth, sure, but more than that how to make him come alive. Murf is currently my primary puppet. He’s silly. He’s smart…. Continue reading
Do you know why the story of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde is scary? Hint: it’s not because Hyde is a monster.
The BBC’s Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell is yet to air but the anticipation of HOW they are going to successfully transmit the book into live action has me all a flutter and I must put down my thoughts on how I HOPE they do it. If you’ve not read Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell… Continue reading
C.S. Lewis, in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader makes a poignant note about Eustace, who struggled with ideas of character and virtue in the story. He says that what the other children (Edmund and Lucy) would have recognized immediately (which was a dragon), Eustace did not because he “had read none of the right books”.
I believe that most people don’t really know — or have completely missed — what is really so truly great about Harry Potter. I believe they’ve missed the great love story hidden in its pages.