Archive for March 2014

Localist Roundup: Texting and Parenting

Pope Francis has recently been invited to address the U.S. Congress, according to this piece. Meanwhile this piece has a pessimistic projection of the fate of that institution (specifically the U.S. Senate). In other news, according to this...

Mumford and Suns

“For a child”, I remember our priest saying a few years ago, ”the sun rises over the barn and sets on the further side of the field”. In the next, more worldly, stage of life, “the earth orbits the sun in an ellipse”. Finally, if wisdom mee...

The Heart, in Suffering

“Some day, perhaps, remembering even this Will be a pleasure.” Virgil, The Aeneid, I Aeneas and his men have endured much since leaving Troy. And of course they left only after the destruction of all they knew and loved in a flaming inferno...

A Militarism We Call Patriotism

With the U.S. military experience in Iraq finally concluded, in January of 2012, President Barack Obama bookended his State of the Union address with an appeal for the nation to act more like the United States military: goal driven and unit...

Localist Roundup: Lent Selfies

The news has been abuzz recently with the story of a teen suing her parents to pay for her education. Meanwhile, this piece discusses the practice of Ash Wednesday “selfies.” This piece compares some of the practices of family f...

A Genuinely Original Libertarian Argument?

[Cross-posted to In Medias Res] Yesterday evening, I participated in a symposium sponsored in part by Northfield School of the Liberal Arts, a private Christian academy, here in Wichita, KS. I’ve done a lot with Northfield over the ye...