Tag: Modern Worldview


“A Prayer for Owen Meany” — “The Angel”


Before I get into chapter 3 in A Prayer for Owen Meany, I wanted to point out the pattern of rebirth that is built into the structure of the novel. Tabitha Wheelwright’s death is recounted in the first chapter, but in the following chapters we meet and get to know the...

A Prayer for Owen Meany — Introduction


My favourite book is A Prayer for Owen Meany. It's really funny. It is one of those books that can't be read in bed because your unsuccessfully-stifled laughter will make it impossible for your spouse to sleep. It offers the full range of humour, from ridiculous situations through extraordinary characters...

Progressive Liberal Optimism


Eddie Izzard's show is hysterical and historical.  His latest show, "Force Majeure," gets a lot of laughs at the expense of the Religious and the Nazis. When it comes to religion, he's not as bad as many in the popular media.  He's not nearly as bitter so there's more comedy than...