Nature doesn’t give a damn what it sounds like.
For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds; / Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds.
Ransom objected to a false dilemma.
If I were God, I’d keep other company.
The invaluable works of our elder writers, I had almost said the works of Shakespeare and Milton, are driven into neglect.
[Cross-posted to In Medias Res] Rod Dreher and I aren’t close friends, but like many Front Porch Regulars, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to associate with and learn from him a handful of times over the years, and like t...
What are the compensations on the downhill side of life?
No one who cares about the condition of our culture can afford to ignore Conscientious Thinking. --Jackson Lears, editor, Raritan
They should be required to share a double bed and commit adultery with each other every night—twice if possible.
A few years ago I wrote something of an irenic essay on the annual, January, March for Life in Washington DC. I was in the mood, then, for focusing on what I saw as the poetic part of that event more than the overtly political. I still be...