"The end is where we start from."


-T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding"
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Mr. Buchanan Declines, Courteously



The most noble and gifted statesman of our age courteously declined my suggestion that he run for the Office of President of the United States in 2016.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Working with Words

“To think creatively, to struggle with an opaque text or confounding idea, to seek connections between periods of history or disciplines of thought, and to search for the precise word or the right rhythm for a single sentence—these are human actions every bit as worthy as the wielding of a hammer, the manipulation of a surgical scalpel, or the making of a courtroom argument.” 

― Roger LundinBeginning with the Word (Cultural Exegesis): Modern Literature and the Question of Belief

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

My October Visitor


My ghostly visitor headed right to my library, and grabbed a collection of Russell Kirk's ghost stories. He remained transfixed by the tales until dawn, when he faded away.