Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Two Unrelated Weird Coincidences
1. The young soldier now being held captive by the Taliban, Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl--the one whose execution by his captors a FOX military expert suggested would save us a lot of trouble (he presumes he's a deserter), is from Hailey, Idaho. Do you know what famous American poet, later found guilty of treason in W.W. II, was born in Haley? Ezra Pound! (pictured)
2. While reading about the "The Family" that Christian-politco support group/enabler/boarding house in D.C. (an article by Jeff Sharlet in Salon), I learned that The Family's archive is housed at The Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College in Illinois, a campus I have visited because it is the home of the Wade Center as well, an archive devoted to the Christian British authors C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, George MacDonald, Dorothy Sayers, G. K. Chesterton, and Owen Barfield.