Category Archives: Fasting


Surveillance capitalism creeps me out. I don’t control my lights, door locks, or anything else by speaking commands to my 1st-generation Amazon Echo. Indeed, I shut the microphone off about a year ago and I only use it like a … Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Capitalism, Consumerism, Damn rackets, deathworks, Fasting, Food, Playful, progressivism, Small is Beautiful, Sport, Technology

The virtue least able to stand alone

Children reveal our instinct for fairness, the root concept in the virtue of justice. Of course, as every parent knows, that instinct is often distorted, with the desire for fairness being expressed only as “fairness for me.” Justice is a … Continue reading

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Too many things to give up

Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to … Continue reading

Posted in Asceticism, Evangelicalism, Fasting, Sexualia

A life in a string of epiphanies

I’ve been blogging now for more than seven years, and religion has been a frequent topic. But I’m pretty sure I’ve never set out an orderly account of my religious pilgrimage or explained just what my beefs are with the Christian traditions … Continue reading

Posted in Asceticism, Calvinism, Christianity generally, Dispensationalism, Evangelicalism, Fasting, Holy Tradition, Jurassic Church, Orthodoxy, Prophetic Hysterical Complex, Roman Catholicism, Sacramental Tapestry, Sundry flakes, Worship | Tagged

Sunday 11/27/16

Divine ascent; Appalachian Trump Voters; Better than Federalism; Self-Identified Christians Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Asceticism, chicken hawks, Christianity generally, Economia, Evangelicalism, Fasting, Foreign Affairs, Globalization, Health care, Health Care, Holy Tradition, Plutocracy, Political Matters, populism, subsidiarity | Tagged

Tuesday, 11/17/15

Thoughts on Paris More thoughts on Paris Insurance that is scandalously insurance-like Gut-check on just how bad it is Men have forgotten God

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Monday, 11/16/15

I think I inadvertently hit upon a theme in my first three items, which theme I’ll let the reader discern. If I encounter something interesting but discordant, I’ll defer it to another article. Continue reading

Posted in Asceticism, Christendom, Christianity generally, Civil Religion, Consumerism, Demographics, Family, Fasting, History, Miscellany, Nominalism and Realism, Small is Beautiful | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Sunday, 11/15/15

Soul Stories Suggestions for the complicated Inventing God? What the dying man knows Learning how to suffer

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Saturday 6/13/15

If you’re too weird for Asheville, you’re too weird;
My first Burqa siting;
Banning Ayn Rand from polite company; &
Toppling Putin. Continue reading

Posted in Arts and Music, Empire, Fasting, Food, Islam, Libertarianism, Literature, Political Matters, Russia, Sexualia, Technology, Transvaluation of Values, Travel

Sunday, 8/3/14

“Is religion anti-social?” Musings on what I hope isn’t a “cloud, the size of a man’s fist” (I Kings 18:44) and an postscript apologia for the same Continue reading

Posted in Economia, Family, Fasting, Health Care, History, Islam, Literature, Orthodoxy, Poetry, Poverty, Religious freedom, Science