On Casimir Pulaski Day, Slavery in The Christmas City

Yesterday was Casimir Pulaski  Day, which I know about because of the Sufjan Stevens song.  Pulaski was a Polish noble and general who helped the American colonies win their independence from Great Britain by training and leading American soldiers throughout the Revolution.  Pulaski died from wounds sustained during the Siege of Savannah, and is remembered … Continue reading On Casimir Pulaski Day, Slavery in The Christmas City

To the Person Who Found My Blog By Searching “Sufjan Stevens looks like Jack Shephard”

1: that is awesome. 2. he kind of does, from the middle of the face and up. A little or a little more depending on the angle, light, etc.  Suf light, Jack light. 3. Thank you for uniting two of my favorite things. Also, see this essay at BeatCrave, which ponders which indie rockers equal … Continue reading To the Person Who Found My Blog By Searching “Sufjan Stevens looks like Jack Shephard”

Religion (Religiosity?) as Rebellion

From 2009. I am fascinated by the idea, put forward in the lit seminar I'm taking, that in the middle of the 20th century it was fashionable for artists and writers to convert to Catholicism. I'd never heard that before. I was reading about Robert Lowell's transformation from Boston-bred Puritan/Congregationalist heir to Catholic, and found … Continue reading Religion (Religiosity?) as Rebellion