Saturday, September 16, 2006

In which I finally introduce myself.

Age: seventeen

Gender: girl

Interests: music, botany, books, many other sundry things which escape my memory at the moment. Oh, yes, and lest you have not deduced it, Chesterton.

Introduced to Chesterton: probably by reading Regina Doman's Shadow of the Bear (someday we'll have to let her know how influential that book seemed to be), a book recommended to me by Ria's mom. My interest was aroused, and I searched our house for anything by him. I happened upon Father Brown, and ... I guess that was that.

Other stuff you may want know: I go by Margaret right now, because I haven't thought of anything better, but I'm trying to think up something different because of how many people around the blogosphere go by just Margaret, so don't be alarmed when I change my name. Also, I don't have the time to read much extra right now, so I don't know how often I'll be able to post or comment. But I'll do my best. Perhaps things will be better once the school year progresses some...

1 comment:

Love2Learn Mom said...

Glad to see you here! I guess someday we can call you the girl formerly known as Margaret. :)

It's exciting to see the enthusiasm for Chesterton spreading among so many young people - and we're certainly seeing it in our "dulcis" group (I heard "monkey" read The Man Who Was Thursday last week and really enjoyed it!). We owe a lot of thanks to Regina Doman for this.

Ria and I actually had some e-mail contact with Regina a few weeks before Joshua died and Ria told her about Chesterteens and how most of you guys had been introduced via Shadow of the Bear. She was really excited to hear about it. She mentioned that she wished she had had other people to share her enthusiasm for Chesterton with when she was a teenager. Many good ideas take a lot of time and patience but bear fruit in the long run. There must be some wonderful Chesterton quote that would pertain nicely to what she's done here.