Dear Hollywood, I don’t watch you much, but when I do I’d rather not view insipid depictions of so-called everyday life. Where has the imagination gone?

Where are the new stories that will inspire my own? Where are the insights into the human condition that catapult narratives into the beautiful? Where are the characters I want to cheer for? Why the morbidity? Why the hyper-crass? Why the nihilistic? Until your imagination returns, I won’t waste my time. 

Yours truly, Beauty-seeker

Tim's authored four books, including the children's book Shine So Bright and the critically acclaimed Veneer: Living Deeply in a Surface Society. He studied beauty in the works of C.S. Lewis for his PhD under Alister McGrath. When he's not scratching poetry, or chasing the scholar's craft, you can find him carving up the trails of the nearest national forest on his Salsa El Mariachi 29er.

He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and three pixie-daughters, and two acres of Great Horned Owls.