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 study it. I just read it. Some of it I like well enough to pass along. Continue reading
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 generation that not only can’t keep its pants on but believes it would be a gross injustice to encourage anyone to do so will not be the generation to stop global warming, end American imperialism and build strong local economies. A generation of prodigious sexual wastefulness is a generation unable to stop any other sort of wastefulness. The division in perspective between one’s body, one’s “will-to-pleasure”, and the evils of the outside world is almost incomprehensible. Restraint is for corporations and armies; anarchy is for American Youth. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
“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 day it dawned on me, I couldn’t answer the question because I couldn’t figure out what the difference was between one place and the next.” Continue reading
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 saints”?
HT Lindsey Nelson.
Intentions to cut back on blogging notwithstanding, I have some sincere questions for proponents of same-sex marriage. Continue reading