Monthly Archives: April 2013

Blogging from A to Z Challenge day 16: P is for the Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction

I’m in the middle of Alan Jacobs’ recent-ish book, The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction. As the title suggests, his interest is in how the delight of a serious reading life can be kindled and maintained – … Continue reading

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Blogging from A to Z Challenge day 15: O is for Orthodoxy

Hear, O daughter, consider, and incline your ear; forget your people and your father’s house; and the king will desire your beauty. Since he is your lord, bow to him; the people of Tyre will sue your favor with gifts, … Continue reading

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Blogging from A to Z day 14: N is for Neon Genesis Evangelion

Having talked a bit about My Little Pony in my last post, I now turn my attention to another highly controversial series (man, my original schedule for this thing was supposed to have a medieval/analytic philosophy focus. Yet here I … Continue reading

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Blogging from A to Z Challenge day 13: M is for Miscellaneous (Mysteries/MLP/Margaret Thatcher)

Murder Mysteries I’ve never been to England; the closest I ever got was Ireland. Given all the English Literature I’ve read over my brief life, that lacuna in my experience has been replaced by a mythic England constructed from the … Continue reading

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Blogging from A to Z Challenge day 12: L is for Latin

Hoc blogum nominem Latinam habet. Plurem nuntium in Latina haberet. Sed cum hoc non bene sum. Haec iocatio est: Quid Equus verba viro dixit? Nihil. Equus est. Ridete, ridete! (more info on the A to Z Challenge)

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Blogging from A to Z Challenge day 11: K is for Karl Boss

I’m really tired tonight, so I’m just going to phone it in for this post (is it obvious now that most of my schedule for this thing is being made up as I go along?) An early boss in Final … Continue reading

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Blogging from A to Z Challenge day 10: J is for Josh continues to ramble

So this is the fourth in what is now a series of posts wherein I’ve tried to give a bit of a sketch of why I have certain philosophical/religious views. In particular, I made note of a paradox wherein the … Continue reading

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Blogging from to Z Challenge day 9: I is for In continuation…

Let’s try to pick up where I left off yesterday. Since this isn’t meant to be an apologetics blog, nor one which lays on the philosophy in thick fashion, I’m not particularly interested in rehearsing the arguments for why I … Continue reading

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Blogging from A to Z Challenge day 8: H is for how did we get here again?

Regular readers of this blog (if such a species exists) will likely notice that I have a tendency to talk around my faith, taking aim more at the various social/philosophical things I like to react against. Part of this is … Continue reading

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We are all sociologists now

n+1: This spread of sociological thinking has led to sociological living — ways of thinking and seeing that are constructed in order to carry out, yet somehow escape, the relentless demystification sociology requires. Seeing art as a product, mere stuff, rather than … Continue reading

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