Month: March 2004

Note: I’m working on a new blog “look.” I’ll start adding content again on April 1st (no fooling).

“he gifts of the heart cannot be separated from those of the intelligence; those who have drawn a distinction between them, possessed neither.” Flaubert

When asked whether he ever felt embarrassed to meet artists whose work he has criticized, an art critic of high standards replied, “Not at all. They ought to be …

“I have often repented of having spoken, but never of having been silent.” Simonides (a Greek Pythagorean)

Weekdays with Maury

The free-sex mantras from the 1960s are common knowledge today: Get over the hang-ups; love everybody; share your body with everybody. Once everybody gets over these hang-ups and taboos …

Orestes

Orestes Brownson was mostly a kind man, his made-for-public-consumption polemics notwithstanding. He was tenderly affectionate toward his wife and children and had many friends. He was deeply devoted to …

“Comparison is the expedient of those who cannot reach the heart of the things compared.” George Santayana

Get Small

Commencing with Copernicus, western culture increasingly adopted an attitude of domination, of hubris, an attitude brooking no limitation to man’s effort to master the universe. We sit today in …

“Satire is a glass in which we see every countenance but our own.” Jonathan Swift