The Christian Humanism of Willa Cather

By |2016-02-12T15:28:19-05:00August 27th, 2013|Tags: |

Willa Cather On Sunday, August 11, 2013, my family and I began our now-yearly odyssey into the West. As I write this, our vacation is ending, and I’m typing this from the second floor of a rented house in the Rockies, looking across my laptop out the window at Mt. Ouray. In [...]

Quality of Will, Drama of Place

By |2017-06-16T15:23:56-05:00August 31st, 2010|Tags: |

In the beginning of the stunning novel, O Pioneers, Willa Cather describes a small, frontier town on the Great Plains. “One January day, thirty years ago, the little town of Hanover, anchored on a windy Nebraska tableland, was trying not to be blown away. A mist of fine snowflakes was curling and eddying about the [...]