Monthly Archives: May 2013

Nerds!!!!!!

A friend and I will be attending Anime North this weekend. The last time I checked it out was about a decade ago, and I kept clear of conventions in the meantime. I’m sure I’ll meet some unique individuals, although … Continue reading

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QotD: Jewish/Catholic Guilt

Eve Tushnet, in a somewhat spoilerific post on Brideshead Revisited: I’m reminded of an interview I did a while back, where I semi-jokingly suggested that Catholic and Jewish guilt stem from one of the strengths of Catholicism and Judaism: the … Continue reading

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Loneliness

“O stand, stand at the window As the tears scald and start; You shall love your crooked neighbour With your crooked heart.” – W.H. Auden I’ve been reading a fair amount of Auden lately, and this particular verse stuck out. … Continue reading

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QotD: Storytime

Rod Dreher: The stories we tell ourselves, and the stories we tell our children, define our moral imagination. Story matters. The cultural left has always known this. The revolution has not been argued so much as it has been imagined … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Haibane-Renmei

I really want to re-watch this show and give write something more substantial on it, but here are some thoughts. – This is a really great, beautiful and immaculately executed show, and one of the few anime that I’d feel … Continue reading

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“there is actually no such thing as atheism”

David Foster Wallace: This, I submit, is the freedom of a real education, of learning how to be well-adjusted. You get to consciously decide what has meaning and what doesn’t. You get to decide what to worship. Because here’s something … Continue reading

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