Sunday, May 28, 2006

Ben There, Dawn That

I was introduced to G.K. Chesterton circa December 1995 by Sugarplastic band member Ben Eshbach, when — while interviewing him for a story about his group — I asked him what he was reading and he said The Man Who Was Thursday.

One could draw a straight line — albeit a decade-long one — from Ben's answer to my entering the Church last month. I can never thank him enough — but Ben, if you're reading this, thanks.

Checking Ben's highly entertaining Web site this morning, I'm pleased to see that he's still recommending Chesterton (see second item) and has some great observations to offer about him.

While you're at Ben's site, make sure you watch the video of him jumping on his bed. There's something Chestertonian about that too, in the sense of wonder.

FURTHER READING: Sugarplastic's home page