"The world is not a lodging-house at Brighton, which we are to leave because it is miserable. It is the fortress of our family, with the flag flying on the turret, and the more miserable it is the less we should leave it."
-G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
This here blog is a glimpse or two or three at the condition of the 'fortress of our family' through the eyes Timothy Goddard, a Christian writer with an unhealthy interest in politics living in the Puget Sound area.
Bright Orange Sweater-Coat Month! Welcome to Bright Orange Sweater-Coat Month at The Flag of the World. This is the month that I spend attempting to convince you, the blog reader, to also become the book reader. Will I succeed? Who knows! It's nonstop suspense here at FOTW.
Currently, the book is only on sale from the publisher, or from myself in person (I'll even sign it), but soon it will be available from all major online booksellers.
But what's in this book that I'm hawking like some sort of snake oil cure-all? Well, you'll find out as I post excerpts throughout Bright Orange Sweater-Coat Month, but I'll let you know before then, even. It's a compilation of the best of my (non-blog) writings over the past four years. It's pretty evenly split between fiction and nonfiction, plus a novella. The shorter pieces are, for the most part, Christian oriented, but not all of them. They range from the purely entertaining to the thought-provoking, but most of them find a nice middle ground. The novella The Women of Andrôs is a surrealistic, highly symbolic work that is most easily compared to C. S. Lewis' The Pilgrim's Regress, and contains many of the same virtues and flaws as that work.
The collection itself is not one that is, in its entirety, going to appeal to everyone. But I'm positive that there is at least one piece in it that everyone can latch on to and enjoy. But, as they say, "don't take my word for it!" Posted by Timothy11:42 PM
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