Monthly Archives: December 2012

Warning, Warning! Sung French melodrama

My computer went out of commission on Christmas Eve, so my posting for this week has been sparse. I hope indeed that everyone had – and is still having – a merry Christmas. Mine was otherwise pleasant and low-key, and … Continue reading

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“But hey! The word, ‘super’ is in ‘superficial’.”

(via Don)

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Homosexual outreach at Notre Dame

From the National Catholic Register: After years of petitions, Notre Dame, the premier Catholic university in the United States, has announced it will create an official campus support group for homosexual students and their friends. But Notre Dame has a … Continue reading

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Preparing for Christmas

I suppose this is my obligatory Advent post. As I grew up, I became increasingly aware of a sort of silent horror about the world. There was a way in which the world seemed to conquer people; not so much … Continue reading

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QotD: Compulsive writing edition

Remnick reports that four years ago Roth took a short vacation from the “fanatical habit” of writing. Roth said: “I went to the Met and saw a big show they had. It was wonderful. Astonishing paintings. I went back the … Continue reading

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John Adams on the usefulness of grief

The desolated lover, and disappointed connections, are compelled by their grief to reflect on the vanity of human wishes and expectations; to learn the essential lesson of resignation, to review their own conduct toward the deceased, to correct any errors … Continue reading

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Happy 1st birthday, Res Studiorum et Ludorum!

It’s hard to believe, but a year ago today, my first post went up. So how have things gone over the past 365 days? Well, I promised, “some gratuitous popery, some pretentious Latin, feverish rants and possibly even some logical … Continue reading

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Haircuts are a human right

In Toronto a Muslim barber recently refused to cut a woman’s hair because of his religious beliefs. This seems to have caused something of a minor media kerfuffle.  George Jonas comments on the nature of the so-called “human rights” commissions … Continue reading

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