“A Matter of Taste Vol III” is finished. I started working on this playlist last December and it took me the better part of two months to get right.
Category Archives: Madness
No Kidding: There’s A Denomination Called “The Association of Related Churches”
On Senior Theses
“The Poetic Age is popularly known as the “ difficult ” age. It is self-centred; it yearns to express itself; it rather specialises in being misunderstood ; it is restless and tries to achieve independence ; and, with good luck and good guidance, it should show the beginnings of creativeness, a reaching-out towards a synthesis-Continue reading “On Senior Theses”
Insincere Calls For Moderation
Not every call for moderation is sincere. It is possible to call for moderation and want none of it. How so? If a certain institution is lenient, indulgent, and slow to anger, it will nonetheless be forced to draw the line at some point. When the institution draws the line and begins to scold, chastise,Continue reading “Insincere Calls For Moderation”
The Netflix adaptation of Persuasion is a hot algorithmic mess which helplessly bites half a dozen better sources (a more appropriate title for the film would have been Jane Austen’s Fleabag), and yet I was pleased to find the zeitgeist has moved on from “self-care,” which is now a punchline subject to open mockery andContinue reading “Persuasion (2022)”
Excerpt: From The Forthcoming “A Short Introduction To Classical Christian Education”
“If you are new to classical Christian education, greetings. Welcome. If you do a little digging into classical Christian education, you will find that the classical Christian schools in this country have a good deal in common, but that there are differences between them, as well. Some of the ways they differ are insignificant, butContinue reading “Excerpt: From The Forthcoming “A Short Introduction To Classical Christian Education””
What Does ChatGPT Mean For English Class?
“Writing teachers cannot assign the volume of writing homework necessary to turn bad writers into good ones. At worst, ChatGPT is going to get a few liars and scoundrels out of writing two or three papers a year, but writing those papers wasn’t going to do them much good anyway. However, if teachers begin usingContinue reading “What Does ChatGPT Mean For English Class?”
There are Twitter accounts of mid-level Christian intellectuals I check in on occasionally so I remember what it looks like to be a functional intellectual who isn’t a slave to followers and fame. There are Twitter accounts of mid-level Christian intellectuals I check in on occasionally so I remember what it looks like to beContinue reading “Cells. Interlinked.”
Just How Creatively Bankrupt Is Hollywood?
So, they’re making a movie which is an adaptation of a Broadway musical which is an adaptation of a movie… all of which have the same title and the same plot?
An Astoundingly Simple, Accurate, And Damning Explanation Of Pornography
From the October 31, 2022 issue of The New Yorker.