PHOTOGRAPHS Page: Some Art, Some Fun
Sylvan Lake Memories of the Ano & Lill Kilpela Family: A tribute to my grandparents, my parents, aunts, and uncles, and "The Lake"
is a Finnish-American writer, fund-raising writer, and
On this site are pages devoted to my various passions:
2. Yvor Winters, the cantankerous and controversial literary critic who has deeply influenced me in my literary studies; and
3. Fiction and philosophical non-fiction writings.
BOOKS: I have four books published on this site currently:
1. a collection of short stories;
2. a collection of philosophical tales on a philosophical problem related to skepticism that has received little attention, what I call ďthe problem of disagreementĒ;
3. a book on my experiences of doubting Christianity and the experience of philosophical doubt in general; and
4. my wide-ranging chrestomathy on the writings of Yvor Winters, poetry and criticism.
Benís YVOR WINTERS Web Site: One of the most influential thinkers in my life has been the controversial poet and literary critic Yvor Winters, who was a defender of rational thought, traditional literary structures, and moral purpose in the literary arts. He was once, in the 40s and 50s, a fairly prominent figure in American literary criticism but is now rather obscure. The web site is a general introduction to Wintersís thought and career. He has been very meaningful in my journeys in literature and philosophy, and I hope you will learn more about him at my site and be inspired read some of his works. He has never had a web site dedicated to his work -- until now.
Benís ISLE ROYALE Web Site: My familyís
passenger ferry boat, the Isle Royale Queen IV, takes passengers
My 1991 book A Journal on Doubt †is a featured work on my site. It has a new preface, the original 1991 preface, a new section of quotes on doubt, and new topic headings. I wrote the book to help Christians who struggle with doubt keep their faith. Though helping Christians shore up their faith doesn't concern as much now as it once did, I believe the book has value as a close look at the nature of skepticism and doubting and at the specific question of skepticism of Christianity.