The Author

Snapshot_20130416_2Carl Laamanen is a Master of English (Master of Arts, that is) with a specialization in Film and Media Studies, which he recently obtained by battling the Sith and dust storms at Texas Tech University. He received his B.A. in Communication Studies and Spanish from Grove City College in Grove City, PA. He has been cultivating a love of film over the past  few years and enjoys finding rays of light into the human  condition in film, music and literature. Eventually, he would enjoy teaching others about the things that show him the glory in this world. You can contact him through various means as seen below.

Carl also contributes to The Mockingbird Blog  (which he highly encourages you to read) and you can find his author page here.
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§ 10 Responses to The Author

  • Hi Carl,

    I came across your Blog and found your writing and reflections insightful. I also appreciate you crediting us for our painting titled Bonfires. I was wondering if we could post that on our Blog as well, with your name and Blog? I would also invite you to join us on Creative Soup…it’s a community of visual and literary artists along with musicians and people interested in the connection between art and faith. Here is the link:

    Best to you as you explore the mystery of your art and faith.

    Chuck Hoffman

    • Carl says:

      Thanks Chuck! I found your painting on the Episcopal Cafe Art blog and really liked it. You’re more than welcome to link any of my posts. Thanks for reading, and I look forward to exploring Creative Soup!

  • Hi Carl,

    I’ve been reading your blog for some time now, and I love your work! I appreciate your gift for combining superb writing skills, relevant topics, and unique perspectives.

    I’m starting a new blog series on my site,, about independent bloggers who are unobtrusively adding value to the online community. I’d like to profile you in the near future if you are interested.

    Thanks for your time and keep up the good work!

    S. Gray MacKenzie

    • Carl says:

      Hey Gray,

      Thanks for your comments, I greatly appreciate them. I’d love to be profiled at your site. I added your site to my links, keep doing great work!


  • anindya says:

    really liked your blog! keep it going bro….

  • I found your blog because you’re site came up as a referring site on my blog I’m curious to how this happened. Love your blog too, by the way.

    • Carl says:

      Well, I follow you on Twitter and think your blog is great, so I added you to my links. I’m all about supporting people writing thought-provoking pieces on film!

  • I didn’t realize you were at Texas Tech! That is where I got my MA in history…and I am currently living in Amarillo, TX just an hour and a half away…I bookmarked your blog and look forward to reading more, including the Thrice open letter. Glad to know there are other Thrice fanatics in the area!

    • Carl says:

      That’s crazy! Yeah, I only have one more semester down here, but if you find yourself in the area feel free to get in touch! It’s a small world after all.

  • I will more than likely be in the area at least once during this coming semester…I will let you know, man!

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