Dumbo: Choosing Heroism

This contains spoilers for Dumbo. I have seen mixed reviews for Dumbo, which saddens me, because in my opinion Tim Burton has done something extraordinary. He’s given an animal “autonomy,” which in a literary sense means “the right to self-govern” and control his own story. Dumbo is not just at the mercy of events in... Continue Reading →

Titanic’s Last Hero

When we hear the word “Titanic,” naturally our thoughts turn to the big screen film. A few of us will associate names with it such as Thomas Andrews, Bruce Ismay, and Charles Lightoller. But there is another man worthy of remembrance. His name was John Harper, a Scottish minister born on May 29th, 1872. At age... Continue Reading →

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