Category Archives: Poetry

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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We knew full well he was a snake

I suggested soon after the 2016 elections that something big was happening, though I’d barely began to understand it. It feels timely to take another look now. Trump has co-opted “movement conservatism” almost completely. Former “never Trump” conservatives in many … Continue reading

Posted in alt-right, Identitarianism, Naked Emperors, Poetry, Political Matters, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Transvaluation of Values

An Antidote to 45

There are times when I genuinely wonder whether I can hold up psychologically in our current politics and culture. My shrink tells me I am far from alone in this, and that everyone she listens to is consumed with a … Continue reading

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Only wonder understands

About 51 months ago, I put a Father Stephen Freeman blog in my personal amber. Excerpt: Everything is far more than it appears. With the heart of a poet St. Gregory of Nyssa asserts, “Only wonder understands anything.” The role … Continue reading

Posted in Orthodoxy, Poetry

Maybe my own

Thoughts recorded on a historic and dark day in America: I dread this nightfall. (Isn’t it dawn somewhere?) How long will this night be? (Do they speak English there?) I don’t claim authorship of this, though when I journaled it … Continue reading

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A day in the land of my sojourn

Again, I’ve lingered too long this morning over very good stuff found in my internet haunts. But I’ve withdrawn some things (see below) scheduled on Hootsuite for later release to Facebook and Twitter, because I’ve found something else that wraps … Continue reading

Posted in Jeremiad, liberalism, Naked Emperors, Paradox, Poetry, Sexualia, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Transvaluation of Values | 1 Comment

Thanksgiving 2017

No politics. No sex. No snark. One parable, if that’s what you care to make of it. Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Anodynes & Nostrums, Christianity generally, Glamour, Miscellany, Moralistic therapeutic deism, Poetry, Rhetorical fallacies, Sweetness'n'Light | Tagged , ,

Wednesday, 11/15/17

The True Theologian Eradicating stereotypes Post-Liberalism Richard Wilbur Economic and political heresy at First Things Bourgeois Religion Remedy for Ruination Twitter commentary

Posted in Globalization, Holy Tradition, liberalism, Moralistic therapeutic deism, Orthodoxy, Poetry, populism, Prayer, Roman Catholicism, Sexualia, Transvaluation of Values, Worship | Tagged , , ,

Tuesday, 11/7/17

Christian Philosophy Choosing against choice Culture normalizes Thoughts, prayers, tweets Asian Junket Haiku

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Calvinism, Civil Religion, grievance mongering, Poetry, Political Matters, Prayer, Pretexting, Secularism, Sundry flakes, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Virtue signaling | Tagged , , ,

Pretend this was Sunday’s blog …

  To say what cannot be said Problem, solution, happiness Maranatha!

Posted in Faith & Ideology, Poetry, Political Matters