Mantlepiece Theater Episode 2: The Isle of Virtue

In this episode we will explore the exquisite gift of enduring love. This is the story of an elderly couple who have lived and loved, their entire existence within a remote area of Southeast Alaska. Within this harsh environment they built a life together, they raised a family, and now, in their golden years, together they share intimate and simple joys in the midst of their stark yet majestic surroundings. Here, we are invited to join them, for a brief time, in their warm and easy relationship together, as we are given a window into their daily routines; of fishing, felling trees, cultivating vegetables and sharing meals together. However, there are still some surprises in store for the old couple, and for us as well!  What is it that they suddenly discover after all those years of living in that one location? And how is it that they have never been aware of it before? If you are curious to find out, then sit back and enjoy the story, as we take you now on a journey of love in the wildest of places…

2 thoughts on “Mantlepiece Theater Episode 2: The Isle of Virtue”

  1. Dear Brother in Christ, Francis, I cannot say that I welcome your new expansion into videos. I read very quickly (70+ pages per hour of complex law books) and I feel so frustrated to have to watch/listen to videos. I simply will not follow videos! That’s my gripe about PragerU, too!

    Furthermore, I think that videos are a reversion to a pictographical method of reading: Started in the ancient Near East, it culminated in the 20th century “whole-language” or “see and say” methods of reading. That’s why “Johnny can’t read” (book). (Johnny can’t think clearly, either.) The foundation of our civilization and indeed our very brain organization relies on phonetics. The Jews and the Greeks had phonetics, the Chinese had pictographs. Despite their creative genius as a culture, the Chinese expressive language was limited by pictographs. Hence, the Chinese capability to spread their ideas was severely limited.

    Hmmm, sorry for the rant. I prefer to receive information in written form.

    Love, Theresa


    1. Hi Theresa, I understand completely. I much prefer the written word, literature, and real books to anything electronic or video/audio books. But I have received comments from enough friends who say they don’t read, for a variety of reasons, but would like to hear my writing. So, for them I’ve ventured into this arena just a bit. But also I’ve done it a bit for me; because I feel like I’ve written a number of things that I like so much that I sometimes feel a little disappointed that not very many people read them, so my hope is it gets my pieces a little more exposure. I also agree that writing and reading are vital skills. In fact, that is an important secondary reason that I share my writing. My little way of saving the world! Ha! But truly it makes me a little sad that folks don’t read more; I wish they did. Thanks for your comment! I hope you’ll keep reading what I write.
      Love, Francis


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