Category Archives: Arts and Music

Why teach poetry?

Most Westerners today are freer, safer, and more prosperous than at any previous point in history. What we aren’t is more thoughtful. This is the age of superficiality. … Consider Time Magazine and the online archive of its covers. In … Continue reading

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Singin’ the Self-Empowerment Blues

I believe popular culture has lately taken a sharp turn toward the Satanic. Having been taught about Satan by Dante, Milton, Tolstoy, and Dostoyevsky, I know that demons are paradoxical beings, simultaneously crafty and bumbling. Dante’s devils are grotesque and … Continue reading

Posted in Arts and Music, deathworks

That’s why it’s poetry

Sir, you can’t translate poetry into prose. That’s why it’s poetry. Caitlin Johnstone quoted that in a column that greatly exceeded my expectations Seven Reasons Why I Make Art (And Why You Should,Too. I began pulling excerpts, then concluded that … Continue reading

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Clippings & Comments 2/17/19

The highlight is some Socratic dialogue snippets, which alone are worth the price of admission.

Oh, wait! This is a blog – like free. Continue reading

Posted in Arts and Music, Capitalism, Damn rackets, Economia, Education, Protestantism

Clippings 1/6/19

1 My admittedly unscientific sample of a dozen Federalists’ personal stories — backed up by political scientists’ more systematic research into the question — suggests that each individual Federalist is akin to an excited synapse in a sprawling hive mind … Continue reading

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“Paul, what do you mean???”

What’s next on the grim avengers’ list? Continue reading

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Clippings, 11/25/18

News and views randomly collected for tickling my fancy. Continue reading

Posted in Arts and Music, Legalia, Political Matters

Peter Principle update

One comment on a prominent figure named to a post “not in his wheelhouse.” Then comment (sigh) about an infinitely more prominent figure and his inadequacies. Continue reading

Posted in Arts and Music, Evangelicalism, Journalism, Literature, Political Matters

Not just like worldly music

From my personal journal 4 – 1/2 years ago: Should I ever be tempted to say that CCM is “just like worldly music,” I should resist. There’s a cheesy, oily sound to CCM vocals that marks it as “Christian” music … Continue reading

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St. John the Almsgiver, 2017

Obviously, these prophets didn’t understand Contemning “thoughts and prayers” The last idol still standing Historical Ignorance, Moral Arrogance Absolute passion, utter fragility John the Merciful

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