The “Anything Goes” Flood

  “This is the lie that is at the heart of our society, the lie that encourages every form of destructive self-indulgence to flourish: for while we ascribe our conduct to pressures from without, we obey the whims that well up from within, thereby awarding ourselves carte blanche to behave as we choose. Thus we…

Write the Other Way

  “Dover Beach”, Matthew Arnold’s lyric poem, describes the shore at the narrowest part of the English Channel. Dover, on the southeast coast of England in the county of Kent, is famous for its white cliffs and its popular ferry port. The ferry crosses the Strait of Dover to Calais, France. Dover Beach is where Arnold…

I Spy Meaning

  “As you get older, ideas go and come. Questions, answers, loss of the answer again and more questions, and this is what really interests me. Yes, the cinema and the people in my life and my family are most important, but ultimately as you get older, there’s got to be more. Much, much more.…

The Disconnected

  Another day and the same dream:  I am driving a compact car and I’m trying to park in a space meant for compact cars. On each side of the parking space is a monster vehicle – a Sierra Massive Madre and a Himalayan Mountain All Terrain I-Drive-a Ram-cuz-I’m-a-Man-In-Your-Face Pick-up.  I finally park my car…

Intrinsic, Not Extrinsic

  “God has committed himself, ever since creation, to working through his creatures–in particular, through his image-bearing human beings–but they have all let Him down.” ― N.T. Wright, Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense ~~~ The waitress who brought me my order of eggs and bacon this morning at the Sweetened Sacks of Flour caught…

“Now is the ruler of the world cast out” (Henchmen to follow)

  Patria o muerte! [Homeland or death] Che Guevara, December 11, 1964, 19th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York. “Executions?” Guevara told the UN General Assembly in 1964. “We execute! And we will continue executing as long as it is necessary.” “Guevara was a man whose interest in justice is best summed…