Welcome to On the Origin of Fire... I'm Richard Carroll, and here you'll find my essays that are either too long or off-topic for my primary web log, Everything is Oll Korrect! The title of this site primarily refers to Gustav Mahler’s well-known quote, “Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.” My goal is to explore where this “fire” comes from, and why it is still relevant. Currently, the only work here is the Commentary on Dante’s Monarchia, but more is on the way.

If you’d like to know more about me, I’m a Catholic and a Southerner in my late twenties. You can find a brief intellectual autobiography on the Self-Introduction page.

Feel free to send any comments to “mail” at itsollkorrect.com. You can also find me in other places listed on my web log’s contact page.