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Now that the hour is come

In these wistful autumnal days when the liturgical commemorations of All Saints and All Souls set the theme, that melody of "Nimrod" and the lines of Gerontius give a confused world a dose of reality. 

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Olivier Messiaen

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992), French, composed the "Quartet for the End of Time" while a German prisoner of war during World War II.

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The Virtue of Irrelevance

How many writers, educators, and opinion formers, urgently wishing to convey the thoughts and feelings that inspire them, have found themselves confronted with the cry "that's not relevant?"

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