C.S. Lewis on Commutative Algebra

I believe that in all men’s lives at certain periods, and in many men’s lives at all periods between infancy and extreme old age, one of the most dominant elements is the desire to be inside the local Ring and the terror of being left outside.
— C.S. Lewis, "The Inner Ring"

Read the whole essay here.  Sorry for the pause in blogging -- I should start up again soon.