Good Friday

Blessed Good Friday to you all. My intention to finish the Lenten series will go unfulfilled. Been stuck on the third Beatitude. The first one that denotes growth. Hmm. Well I will keep at it. Probably a bit ambitious thinking I could crank those stories out with the time I have. So I am posting … More Good Friday

Lent 2017

Last year during Lent I did a series on The Discipline of the Beatitudes. What I discovered through that study was both inspiring and discouraging. Inspiring, finding that there was so much depth in these few short verses which before seemed like little more than Gospel Hallmark card verse, but discouraged when I realized the exacting … More Lent 2017

Teleolojic Podcast

Have started a new project, Teleolojic Arts and Letters Podcast.  I will be interviewing people on pretty much any topic or artifact from Western culture: visual art, literature, fairy tales, myth, legend, poetry, music, history, science, religion, and philosophy. This is the content I meant to cover on the blog when I started it just … More Teleolojic Podcast

Chalk and Cheese

  Naming something cliché1 usually means it is trite, dull, unimaginative. It can be quite a satisfying accusation to make, but it stings when it comes at you the first time. Like realizing you are a character in a quaint plot from a 1980s coming of age film, wherein some cheerleader tells you your a walking joke smoking your … More Chalk and Cheese

Choiceworthy

Preramble: In the last post on Identity Politics a lot of unarticulated and so unanswered questions were raised. In trying to keep the range narrow this is inevitable. The limits of language are often frustrating, but what other way do we have to convey meaning? Mystical understanding is more profound, yet is a communication between the self … More Choiceworthy

Identity Politics? Sure. What other kind is there.

The Alt Right is increasingly derided for engaging in Identity Politics. The accusation is usually accompanied by a correlation of White Identity with the various forms of race, gender, and sexual identity groups on the Left. “Identitarians are just White SJWs,  no better than LGBTXYZ, or BLM activists.” Remnant Conservatives, Libertarians or some kind of Alt-Light1  … More Identity Politics? Sure. What other kind is there.