Nov 15, 2013
In "Leaf: By Niggle," JRR Tolkien tells the story of a man frustrated by his work. Niggle aspired to paint a beautiful tree set in a forest against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains, but he was... continue
Aug 20, 2013
By Justin McGeary
Who am I?
A question never asked in a vacuum, this one will have new force... continue
Jun 4, 2013
At long last, students' end-of-semester studying and stress have yielded to picnics, barbecues, and other festivities culminating in commencement. At one gathering, I... continue
Apr 2, 2013
This piece is contributed by Gary Villa, Spiritual Director of the Chesterton House.
On a shelf in my bedroom sits a broken pastel blue... continue
Mar 15, 2013
The following reflection is from the late Fr. Bob Smith, a good friend to all of us at Chesterton House.
Two weeks ago, after the 9:30 PM Mass in Sage Chapel, I had an experience that has... continue
Jan 25, 2013
Several years ago, an itinerant evangelist passing through Ithaca advertised a revival meeting that invited guests to "repent from worldliness." Why would one wish to do that, a friend asked me--... continue
Nov 8, 2012
According to a popular parable, an architect asked three bricklayers what they were doing. One said, “I’m working”; the second answered, “I’m building a wall”; but the third responded, “I’m... continue
Aug 15, 2012
Leaving home for college is no small transition. Much ink has been spilled in advice columns on what to do and what not to do upon arriving at... continue
Apr 12, 2012
In my previous place of employment, we used a database system that caused no end of headaches for its various glitches. Each time a problem was fixed, two more were introduced. Above the server... continue
Jan 4, 2012
Last summer I attended the National Vacation Matters Summit. Sponsored by Take Back Your Time, an organization that advocates for more paid time off for American workers, it was a good place to... continue