Monthly Archives: November 2012

Ennui

Apparently there’s an annual “Boring Conference” out there: When I got to the venue, the young lady at the welcome table informed me, with an air of genuine sympathy, that I’d missed some very boring stuff already. The day had … Continue reading

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Death and Marriage

I just rewatched Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride for the first time since it came out. While I was disappointed when I first saw it, this time around it was much better. Part of that is no doubt due to the … Continue reading

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Rads and Trads

Somewhat apropos of the last post on my traditionalist conservatism, Peter Kreeft wrote this some time ago: It became obvious to all four of us that there was some sort of a serious spiritual division between “us” and “them”: with … Continue reading

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Political journey

It’s probably no surprise to anyone who happens upon my blog that I’m something of a conservative. Although I don’t mind calling myself a right-winger since that gives a pretty good idea of how I’m likely to vote, I think … Continue reading

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Multitrack Thomas Tallis

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Reactionary formulae

Over at Acculturated, Mark Judge argues that Skyfall, the new James Bond film, has some things to say about the state of today’s males: The film is arguably the most conservative film since 300. It doesn’t argue that there are … Continue reading

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Post-podcast thoughts

It occurs to me that one of the problems with the podcast is that we both forgot about the question that gave us our topic in the first place: whether stories, art, etc. can tell us something about ourselves which … Continue reading

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Tales of Higher Uselessness – The Inagural Episode

Big news!   My friend and I recently decided we would take a stab at doing a podcast, and the first episode is now up. Our idea was…well, we’ve yet to hit upon a coherent theme yet, but as the … Continue reading

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Google searches

As with many other blogs, quite a few of my random hits come from google searches. Here are some of my favourites so far: space elves anime crazy right wing religious blog images of responsible citizen the mystery of the … Continue reading

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Crushed by data

Blessed John Henry Newman has been steadily growing on me lately. His Apologia Pro Vita Sua is, if nothing else, a moving illustration of what it is like to be inexorably pulled by one’s own views and investigations into alien … Continue reading

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