Category: Essay

Friday

This is a pretty good piece: 5 Reasons to Grab a Drink in a Bar Alone by limerence + liquor on DrinkWire http://t.co/b0Rlu0J13P — Liquor.com (@Liquor) October 4, 2015 …

Don’t Crowd Me

I went to my local high school’s first home football game last month. Afterwards, I was exhausted. I mean, absolutely exhausted, like I had lead around my shoulders. I’d …

Tuesday

Romanticable Me Friday evening, I sat on the front porch, enjoying a nice late summer evening and some drinks. I was streaming Pandora from my iPhone into my (splendid) …

Tuesday

Dosoyevsky, Brownson’s junior by eighteen years, would write on a theme similar to Brownson’s concerns about humanitarian democracy. Just as Brownson worried that North American progressives would sacrifice men …

Saturday

A Rant “The whole world groaned,” wrote Jerome, “and marvelled to find itself Arian.” I returned from vacation and marvelled to find the world gay. And found the Supreme …

The Barbarians II

Ruminations on the Fall of Rome There were many other barbarian “tribes” milling around the Empire’s borders, but of those who (by conventional understanding) initially set up kingdoms in …

The Barbarians I

Ruminations on the Fall of Rome Mike Duncan, of The History of Rome podcast, on the coming war between Theodosius and Maximus (in the late 380s). Here’s Duncan’s description …

Sunday

That picture of Bruce Jenner’s cat got me thinking: “I bet there’s a great connection between William of Ockham’s nominalism and Bruce Jenner’s declaration of womanhood. No doubt it …

Tuesday

A great distinction In his meditations on the growing tension and eventual war between the North and the South, Orestes Brownson favored the South’s “personal democracy,” which he contrasted …