Monthly Archives: February 2013

“I would offer congratulations were it not for this tentacle gripping my leg”

I recently read Cugel’s Saga by Jack Vance. Thoughts: 1. This is a direct sequel to The Eyes of the Overworld and literally picks up exactly where the previous one left off. The result is more of the same, really: … Continue reading

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QotD: Bookish edition

Alan Jacobs, commenting on an article by Teju Cole: There is no “civilizing function of literature”; people will only benefit morally from reading literature if they already have a strong moral formation. He has a good blog post expanding this … Continue reading

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An unexpected turn

I don’t envy whoever sits in the Chair of St. Peter. It must be one of the most difficult jobs in the world. I would never even want to be a Bishop. The responsibility would likely crush me. I have … Continue reading

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Multiculturalism, chauvinism etc.

There’s an article on the National Post by Jackson Doughart where he critiques both multiculturalism and the knee-jerk reaction against it: The case against multiculturalism cannot be stated often or clearly enough, either from left-wing critics who see the “politics … Continue reading

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Vancian posting

I’ve lately been reading some Jack Vance. In particular, two of his “Dying Earth” novels: The Dying Earth and The Eyes of the Overworld. Thoughts: 1. This man is one of the best prose stylists I’ve hit upon in a … Continue reading

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A pop-cultureish blog which I am co-authoring with a friend has recently gone up. My first contribution is an episode-by-episode review of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, the beginning of which can be found here, for those who are interested (be … Continue reading

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Candlemas 2013

One of the things that depresses me is how so many Feast days fly by without much recognition from me. Of course, the Liturgy of the Hours gives me some unique prayers to say, but aside from that, it often … Continue reading

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