Monthly Archives: July 2010

More poetry (omitted inadvertently)

Oops! Somehow I overlooked these three when I posted this morning.

Posted in Poetry, Sweetness'n'Light

Periodic poetry links (formerly Haikuly yours)

As I grow older, I increasingly appreciate poetry. I’m a rank amateur, no doubt, having been mostly indifferent and tone-deaf when people were trying to teach me about poetry. Now I don’t even qualify as an autodidact, because I don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry, Sweetness'n'Light

Blogging hiatus

Speaking of my blogging hiatus (here and here), my study for “the big exam” is going well and my Friday evening is “lazy” because I finished my major “to dos” this week. Finishing the “to dos” is a notable accomplishment … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellany

On the mountain of truisms, a city of buzz-words

I rouse myself from my blog hiatus, this lazy Friday evening, largely because a newly-discovered blog has a stunningly blunt and provocative entry that I wanted to circulate more enduringly than a call-out at Facebook. The thesis is this: A … Continue reading

Posted in Creation Care, Jeremiad, Sexualia | 1 Comment

Plus ça change …*

Published in The Tablet (English, I think), Jan. 3, 1914, this reflection provocatively notes that all the bad things socialists are said to favor have been visited upon us by non-socialists.

Posted in Corporatism, Distributism, Economia, Family, History, State capitalism

“I have a conspiracy theory.”

I visited someone in a nursing home this evening. She absent-mindedly left Glenn Beck on TV — my first actual exposure to the guy. It was as bad as I feared.

Posted in Sundry flakes | Tagged

Bill O’Reilly is a big fat fake

Bill O’Reilly is a big fat fake, to use terms Senator Al Franken (D, The-Formerly-Serious-State-That-Gave-Us-Governor-Jesse-Ventura-,Too) might like.

Posted in Jeremiad, Literature | Tagged , ,

Vocations – true and fancied

“Every time I move to a new place, I’m asked by the locals, “How do you like living here?” I’m never quite sure how to answer that question, and for the longest time I didn’t know why. And then one … Continue reading

Posted in Faith & Ideology, Glamour, Intrigued, Miscellany | Tagged ,

The Holy Spirit made me do it

Fr. Siarhei Hardum greets the Presbyterians, and asks whether the Holy Spirit that motivates some Protestants to create a new pseudo-Christian paganism is the same Holy Spirit that tells the Orthodox to contend for “the faith once delivered to the … Continue reading

Posted in History, Orthodoxy, Protestantism | 1 Comment

If not for procreation, then why marriage at all?

Intentions to cut back on blogging notwithstanding, I have some sincere questions for proponents of same-sex marriage.

Posted in Economia, Family, Legalia, Religious freedom, Sexualia | 11 Comments