Category Archives: this seemed important to say at the time

I take back everything I said AAA gaming is terrible

I don’t like The Witcher 3. It’s a shame, because the thing is one of the most technically impressive games I’ve seen and has gotten a billion awards and rave reviews. But it also gathers together some tendencies in pop … Continue reading

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Blog content….of the future!

  With the new year only a few days away, I naturally turn to thinking Big Thoughts about this blog’s future. There are still loose ends to be tied up – both my Shadow of the Torturer series and my … Continue reading

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A dry Lent

The title is both literal and figurative. I gave up drinking for Lent. You see, I have an immense fondness for beer, whiskey and wine, and, more often than not, I find myself unwinding with a drink in hand after … Continue reading

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Uncomfortable apologetics

In a recent review of Francis Spufford’s new book, Alan Jacobs made a point about apologetics, which is that it requires an understanding of one’s emotional, intellectual and spiritual limitations in addition to an understanding of one’s audience. It is … Continue reading

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In lieu of actual content,

This is old, but it’s still perhaps the best economics-themed video on youtube:     Image stolen shamelessly from this guy.

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Moral imagination

Earlier today someone was talking to me about an article he read in a newspaper, which was making a claim along the lines that the gradual increase of intellectual awareness over time was leading to an increase of moral awareness. … 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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Blogging From A to Z Challenge Day 19: S is for Smoking

  With tobacco and literature one could face out any situation, provided, of course, that the book was not written in an unknown tongue. – Dorothy L. Sayers That line is from Sayers’ novel Gaudy Night, of which I am … 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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