Category Archives: Literature

Guard your imagination!

It turns out, Perelandra was excellent Good Friday and Holy Saturday reading. Continue reading

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Cliché

“It is a mark of education to abhor the cliché. The educated person, the cultured person, feels repulsed by the outworn attempts at expression that pervade kitschy art, radio hits, social exchanges, and campaign-trail patriotism.” Continue reading

Posted in Education, Intrigued, lifeworks, Literature, Virtue signaling

Adult fiction

How Wendell Berry handles a steamy sex scene. Continue reading

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Mother Nature winds up

I have a sinking feeling that Mother Nature is gearing up to show us, yet again, that it’s not nice to try to fool her or to abuse her. The toll could be billions. I’m not just talking about climate … Continue reading

Posted in Creation Care, deathworks, domestic terrorism, Foreign Affairs, Literature, Poverty, terrorism

The assault on truth

The estate of George Orwell owes a debt of gratitude to our Very Stable Genius. When dealing with a political figure who faces allegations of sexual assault, financial misdeeds and obstruction of justice, it is difficult to sort out the … Continue reading

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Should a fascist poet be no-platformed?

W.H. Auden helped change Bennett Cerf’s mind about Ezra Pound. Continue reading

Posted in History, Literature, Poetry

Magnum opus

On self-referential quotes. Continue reading

Posted in Literature

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

Thoughts on Complete Education

“Your work and career are a part of your life,” he said when I met with him and the Santa Fe president, Mark Roosevelt. “Education should prepare you for all of your life. It should make you a more thoughtful, … Continue reading

Posted in Economia, Education, Literature, Paradox

Friday, 9/7/18

“If you prick him, does he not explode? If you stroke him, does he not purr?” Much more. Continue reading

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