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Some Permanent Things

Devon, PA.  Here is a poem of mine that has just appeared in the poetry journal The Dark Horse and on Ernest Hilbert's ever...

The Speech of Work and the Work of Speech

Devon, PA.  Outside of certain, very particular, Christian circles, one seldom hears much about man's fallen nature anymore; and yet, as G.K. Chesterton once...

Nicholas Carr’s Shallows, and the Death of the Book

I just completed Nicholas Carr's excellent book, The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, and--because that's the sort of person I...

The Book You Should Read This Year

Claremont, CA. They call it the “Superman Syndrome.” People who use methamphetamine often believe that they are capable of doing impossible things. Like flying....

The Problem of Undertheorized Agrarianism in Most Actually Argued Localism

That's a terrible title for this post, I know. But hopefully it'll make sense, if you actually make it to the end. First of...

You Have Thought Up the Wrong World

In the spring of 1994 my grandmother chose to go off dialysis. Four days later, she was dead. I still remember my parents waking...

Does Kauffman count as good Good Friday reading?

Fr. Michael Orsi reviews Kauffman's Luther Martin, and finds wisdom therein.

Breaking Through the Screen Door: The Jayhawks’ Hollywood Town Hall, Twenty-Five...

A couple of years ago my wife had a minor accident, the kind that results in an older car being mysteriously “totaled.” Before the...

Berry at SAMLA

Jeffrey Bilbro reviews Wendell Berry's appearance at SAMLA.

The Heart of Light and the Heart of Darkness

He is resigned to the inertia of the old Spanish cult, and willing to just let it fade away. The voluptuousness of European culture had no way to gain traction in the purity of the New Mexican desert.