A Garden of Ideas

to ponder and share

Beautiful Minds

Beautiful Minds…Bringing You the Good, the True, and the Beautiful through Authors Past & Present is a radio program I created with Peter Chol and Chris Griswold. Some of the episodes are available here:



Literary Converts by and with Joseph Pearce




Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen




Humane Vitae, Bl. Pope Paul VI




G.K. Chesterton




Chuck Chalberg who portrays G.K. Chesterton




Dr. Peter Kreeft,  Author & Professor of Philosophy




J.R.R. Tolkien




Joseph Pearce




Dale Ahlquist, Author & President of American Chesterton Society


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Kevin O’Brien of Theater of the Word


Some say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but I say that books are!

These authors continue to inspire me. Enjoy reading any or all of the following:

Dale Ahlquistwww.chesterton.org

Hervey AllenAnthony Adverse

Jane Austen- Pride and Prejudice, Emma

Maurice BaringThe Puppet Show of Memory

Alan BloomThe Closing of the American Mind

Charlotte BronteJane Eyre

G.K. Chestertonwww.chesterton.org

Charles DickensDavid Copperfield, Nicholas Nickleby, Tale of Two Cities, The Old Curiosity Shop,  A Christmas Carol, Our Mutual Friend

Dr. Anthony EsolenOut of the Ashes, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization, etc.

Elizabeth GoudgeGreen Dolphin Street

Mitchell KalpakgianThe Mysteries of Life in Children’s Literature

Russell Kirk – The Roots of American Order

Daniel McInernyKingdom of Patria

A.A. MilneWinnie the Pooh

Andrew LangRed Book of Fairy Tales, (Yellow, Blue, Green, etc.)

Thomas MoreThe Sorrow of Christ

Erik MetaxasErikMetaxas.com

Joseph PearceSt. Austin Review – The Quest for Shakespeare, Beauteous Truth, Race With the Devil, Solzhenitsyn, etc.

Walker PercyThanatos Syndrome

Fr. James SchallAnother Sort of Learning

Alexander SolzhenitsynFirst Circle, A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, The Gulag Archipeligo

Robert Louis StevensonMaster of Ballantrae, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.  Hyde

J.R.R. TolkienLord of the Rings, The Hobbit, etc.

Mark TwainThe Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

Sigrid Undset– Kristin Lavransdatter (trilogy)

Evelyn WaughBrideshead Revisited

Oscar Wilde – The Picture of Dorian Grey, The Importance of Being Earnest