Of Days and Seasons

It is that time of year again when we gather with family and friends, celebrating the season's particular feasts and memories, and I find myself contemplative. It is somewhat interesting, and maybe a bit sad, that we call these last couple months of the year The Holiday Season. In reality, there are holidays, and Holy …

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Poetry: Swift – Advice to the Grub Street Verse-writers

Ye poets ragged and forlorn,Down from your garrets haste;Ye rhymers, dead as soon as born,Not yet consign'd to paste; I know a trick to make you thrive;O, 'tis a quaint device:Your still-born poems shall revive,And scorn to wrap up spice. Get all your verses printed fair,Then let them well be dried;And Curll must have a …

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Poetry: Kipling – The Gods of the Copybook Headings

"As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn, The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!" Kipling - The Gods of the Copybook Headings

The March of the Culture War and Engagement as Christians

Even after witnessing the brutality of the Soviets towards not only the people in occupied territories but also towards their own people, Walter Duranty, a true Progressive, had one lasting remark to say, "you can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs." He had no excuse for such a glib statement regarding the starvation, the imprisonments, …

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Review: Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue

Check out this brief book on the (ignored) history of the English language. We have a pretty amazing language. Best of all, you’ll get a kick out of this engaging read.