Game and Pen

Date of Award

Summer 6-29-2015

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Writing, Linguistics, and Creative Process

First Advisor

Dr. Casey Rudkin

Second Advisor

Dr. Patrick Ryan


Questions of Who am I? Where did I come from? and Why am I here? provide fertile energy for anyone’s exploration over a lifetime. Game and Pen is historical research revealed through a creative non-fiction lens recalling one family’s experiences over centuries. Game and Pen sets the story of the successful Schwab family of steel settling into a rural community that honors the harvest of hard work, the grace of love, faith in God, and reverence for home and the providence of the Catholic church, notably Father Demetrius A. Gallitzin. Writing parallel journeys and trajectories within an exploration of culture in time, Game and Pen captures the instinct and significance of the lives of the every creature, the blessings of the every day, and the freedom of choices time ever affords all people by design. As discovery leads toward a return to roots, so life beams and looks forward in the nativities of incarnation. The game and pen never lack for inspiration.

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