Reader John

St Anthony the GreatI am a retired lawyer and an Orthodox Christian, living in a collapsing civilization, the modern West. That it is collapsing is partly due to calculated subversion, summarized by the moniker “deathworks.”

There are things I’ll miss when they’re gone, such as the true, the good and the beautiful. They just aren’t “bankable,” and thus count for nothing among the ascendant barbarians.

There are others I won’t miss. (Well, maybe I’ll miss them in the sense of “I didn’t think it could get any worse, but I was wrong.”) Like SuperBowl, a violent spectacle with a pornographic center and a sentimental militaristic wrapper. In 2020, they unironically sur-added a “girl empowerment” theme to the the halftime striptease.

My emphasis, I’ve come to realize, has shifted from aggregating good stuff almost daily toward original content irregularly. In March of 2019, I acknowledged that and changed the blog name from Tipsy Teetotaler, also changing the blog template/theme. Some posts, maybe most, will be Jeremiads; some, I pray, will highlight lifeworks, glimmers (or more) of hope, because I don’t believe that evil will prevail forever.

Other platforms: I left Twitter and I’m making myself scarce at Facebook, but you can read other stuff at (mirrored at and, as of February 20, 2019, at, at both of which I blog shorter items. Both should work in your RSS aggregator, like Feedly.