Category Archives: Playful

Smashing the Overton Window

I had a dream. Sohrab Amari and Caitlin Johnstone were stripped down to skimpy little outfits and they were fighting like hell to shift the Overton Window, she left, he right. Finally, exhausted, they collapsed against the wall and it … Continue reading

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Potpourri, 11/20/18

Starting with a great David Brooks excerpt; introducing the “woke workplace”; Continue reading

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Too interesting times

From lighter to very heavy. (The heavy is another man’s shattered faith.) Continue reading

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Twixt us and Gilead

Rod Dreher and his intelocutors parse Planned Parenthood’s new NYC ad campaign. Continue reading

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How Trump seduced the Evangelicals

U.S.—The vast majority of the nation’s evangelical Christians stressed Friday that they were “this close” to abandoning their support of Donald Trump as they coped with a seemingly endless string of moral scandals surrounding the president. “I swear, if 197 … Continue reading

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Imposter Syndrome

A gem of an essay at Aeon: ‘Impostor syndrome’ describes a problem I don’t especially wish to solve. Its remedy is to recognise that one does in fact belong. Yet I can’t convince myself I want to fully belong – … Continue reading

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Who were the Pilgrims?

I had forgotten that I followed @Senghendrake on Twitter for some reason. Hmmmm. I’ll bet this was the reason: 16th century: any man can be a priest. 18th century: any man can be a king. 21st century: any man can be … Continue reading

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I blame Trump

“… would you not think that in that country something had gone wrong with the appetite for food?” Continue reading

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Sunday 2/5/17

Political sadists, several takes on the immigration Executive Order (and the injunction of it), American religious decline again, health benefits of coffee, and 2.5 items mostly for fun. Continue reading

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Saturday 12/17/16

Trump does the impossible; Syria in Navel-gazing, Tables, Prose; Picking our next fight; Not cut out for monasticism Continue reading

Posted in Empire, federalism, Foreign Affairs, Playful, Poetry, Political Matters, Sexualia, terrorism, war