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Dr. David Russell Mosley received his PhD in theology from the University of Nottingham where he worked under Drs. Simon Oliver and Mary Cunningham. He now serves as Dean of Humanities and teacher of English and Theology at Holy Family Academy. David has published two books, On the Edges of Elfland: A Fairy Tale for Grown-Ups––his first novel––and Being Deified: Poetry and Fantasy on the Path to God. David’s online written works can be found on Letters from the Edge of Elfland and Sick Pilgrim primarily, but he has also appeared on Ethika PolitikaEmerging ScholarsChristian Democracyand elsewhere. David is also a recurring guest on the radio show: Sick Pilgrim Traveling Medicine Show. David is father to twin boys, Theodore and Edwyn, and husband to his wife Lauren.


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Fairies and Elves Stopping Construction: On the Care for Our Common Home

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 9 August 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dearest Readers, Yesterday, in Ireland, Teachtaí Dála Danny Healy-Rae made the bold claim that the reason for the dip in Kerry Road was due to fairies. His argument actually extends back to 2007 when this first started happening. It seems, according …

St. Columba and the Loch Ness Monster: The Earliest Extant Story

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 25 July 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dearest Readers, Did you know that the story of the Loch Ness Monster dates back to at least the seventh century (c. 697) when Adomnán, ninth abbot of Iona, wrote his Life of St. Columba? In all likelihood, the story goes …

The Dragon Is Dead, Still: A Postlude (of sorts) to My Son’s Battle with Cancer

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 11 July 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dearest Readers, I have wonderful news. Today my son went in for what was meant to be his final MRI. For those of you who don’t know his story, at 8 weeks old one my twin sons was diagnosed with …