I am only about half way finished with it, but with every chapter I finish, I can sense that Beware of Pity is creeping higher and higher on my list of favorite novels. It is presently up in the realm of Stoner and Strangers on a Train and might finish beside The Road and TillContinue reading “Beware Of Pity”
I have begun work on my next writing project, which will be an 8000 word pamphlet which begins: Greetings. If you are reading this, it means your parents are considering whether or not they ought to enroll you in a classical Christian school. There are a number of directions things could go from here. AsContinue reading “Filling A Void”
This book is a revelation. Memoirs of an upper middle class Austrian man who lived 1914 until 1998. My enjoyment of the book is likely buoyed by the fact I bought it while on holiday and simply because I liked the title and the cover. Nonetheless, every page offers something poignant.
Tomorrow, for the sixth year in a row, I will be watching The Grand Budapest Hotel on New Year’s Day. Consider joining me in this important R-rated tradition.
From the Sometimes Gibbs shop. From the Gibbs Classical shop.
The use of classroom catechisms has become widespread enough, my name is no longer attached to the idea. I learned the other day that there are classical institutions out there offering tutorials on authoring and implementing catechisms. Apparently, there is sufficient demand for catechism-oriented consultation that others are offering it. For what it’s worth, IContinue reading “The Growing Use Of Classroom Catechisms”
Sam Kriss’s review of Dostoyevsky’s Demons is not perfect, but it embodies the sort of ambition and verve that inspires fellow essayists (and makes them a little jealous, if I am being honest).
There was no basketball player who photographed better than Shawn Kemp. More of his cards manifest beauty of form than any other player.
My short story collection Blasphemers is half off this month on Amazon.
“You have heard it said…”