Thursday, December 08, 2005


"The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them." Autobiography, CW (Collected Works) Vol 16, p.322 For an audio version of this book click here.


  1. Very nice!

    Did you have this reference in mind when you chose the background? I think it quite apt for Chesterton, and very hobbit-like, in the manner of Tolkien, who lit his Middle Earth with Trees...

    Gregory struck out with his stick at the lamp-post, and then at the tree.
    'About this and this,' he cried; 'about order and anarchy. There is your precious order, that lean, iron lamp, ugly and barren; and there is anarchy, rich, living, reproducing itself - there is anarchy, splendid in green and gold.'
    'All the same,' replied Syme patiently, 'just at present you only see the tree by the light of the lamp. I wonder when you would ever see the lamp by the light of the tree.'
    [GKC TMWWT CW6:483]

    Then let us proceed, in nomine Domini. For we ARE serious about our Chesterton.

  2. And how fitting:

    Today is a THURSDAY.

  3. An official blog of the American Chesterton Society. What a great idea. No wonder so many people suggested it to me.

  4. Great, Dale! Maybe now you'll open up to the idea of a MESSAGE BOARD. :)


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