Month: November 2004

Man by nature asks questions he cannot possibly answer. If a man also rejects authority, the result is a detached nihilism or despair. If a young man decides to …

“I suppose I divide people into two classes: the Irksome and the Non-Irksome, without regard to sex. Yes and there are the Medium Irksome and the Rare Irksome.” Flannery …

Those who fail to see that love means sacrifice, live miserably or shallowly. Love, after all, is the ultimate source of happiness.

Presenting a GKC quote is almost cheap. They’re so plentiful and many of them so well-known, it’s just too easy and commonplace. But once in awhile I see a …

The only way most people can be better off exchanging gifts than keeping the money and spending it on themselves is if their kith and kin know them so …

When do we hit middle age? I think most people would place it at 35-40, but I see people who look middle aged at 33 and some who look …

I earlier said The Great Society and its descendants today like college-aid programs for single mothers are manifestly unjust in their “actual workings on the individual level.” I qualified …

Chesterton “could, and would, write under the influence of alcohol, with no visible difficulties or impairments to his thought and clarity.” Michael Coren

I recently read a ratty old copy of George Gissing’s The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft (c. 1903). One of the most pleasurable books I’ve read. A few excerpts: …

It’s curious that pornography has increased in America at the same time that access to higher education has increased. At a time when we’re supposed to be getting smarter, …