Medieval Mysteries

I have mentioned before that I enjoy reading medieval mysteries. I also enjoy cinema that helps me reflect on contemporary as well as historical events. Two movies that I have reflected on a lot since my wife and I arrived in Canada as part of Jamaica’s immigration quota forty years ago, are Exodus and A Man for All Seasons. Exodus, from the novel of the same name by Leon Uris came out in 1960 with Paul Newman as the “hero”, Jewish Haganah captain Ari Ben Canaan. Almost sixty years after hitting the screen Newman’s blue-eyed hero most probably still has more influence on many North-Americans’...
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Truth in Fiction

  I enjoy reading medieval mysteries. I recently discovered the writing of Judith Rock whose protagonist Charles du Luc is a Jesuit scholastic in late seventeenth century Paris. After earning a Ph.D. in Theology and Art from the Graduate Theological Union with research that later became the root of the Charles du Luc books, Judith Rock moved to New York City. She danced and taught as an independent artist, and was also half of a tap-dance-and-talk duo A Loose Association with cabaret performer Tom Knudsen. After her knees decided they’d danced long enough, she spent several years as a...
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