About Laurel Good

Laurel Good is a beautiful mother, wife, and friend. She and her husband, Zach, spend the academic year in Colorado Springs and their summers in central Michigan. She blogs at Breeding Lilacs.

Landscape with Dragons

By |2016-01-01T21:26:52-06:00June 21st, 2012|Categories: Books, Film, Moral Imagination|Tags: |

A waist-high stack of liquor boxes runs the length of my dining room wall. It’s quite a varied collection, as if we were hosting a party devoted to unlikely cocktail combinations. While I certainly wish we had an endless suppy of Grey Goose, Jagermeister, and Arrogant Bastard Ale, I’m afraid the labels are deceiving. For [...]

On Community

By |2016-03-13T14:27:54-05:00June 3rd, 2012|Categories: Community|Tags: |

Laurel Good with her son Sam My son Sam was fourteen months old when he first felt the sensation of grass beneath his feet. I lay him on his back on a blanket under a tree so he could watch the wind in the leaves, and he kept his heels in the air [...]

Books That Make Us Human

By |2015-05-18T14:57:16-05:00September 22nd, 2011|Categories: Books, Books that Make Us Human, Catholicism, Conservatism, Literature, Western Civilization|Tags: |

Willa Cather 1) My Antonia, by Willa Cather: Cather’s story of immigrants and the land celebrates the surprising inner strength of one young woman who learns to cultivate the earth, while many who lack her fortitude succumb to the trials of frontier life or give in to their own weak wills. 2) Soldier of the [...]

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