Month: July 2019

Weaver

Richard Weaver, professor at the University of Chicago fifty years ago, wrote of “the Great Stereopticon,” a term roughly equivalent to what many call “mass media.” It is the …

“It!”

In today’s idiom, it is common to use the word “it” when describing the sexual act or related things. It reminds me of beatnik hero in Jack Kerouac’s On …

Sunday

You can trace almost every Protestant sect today back to five branches: 1. Lutheran 2. Reform 3. Radical 4. Anglican 5. Pentecostal The first three were in existence within …

Thursday

H.I.F. A rumor on Twitter says Mister Rogers, a Presbyterian minister, took last rites from a monk. This article by Mike Aquilina offers details about Mister Rogers’ extensive ties …

Friday

I’m posting this simply because I really like the picture. It’s pretty: This is what happens when you don't renew @DavidWondrich's contract: @esquire has the Sazerac served on the …

Thursday

From the Notebooks While returning to Europe with Sigmund Freud from a conference in the United States in 1909, Carl Jung had the most-famous nocturnal dream of the twentieth …

A quiet day at the mall. Walking around, unnoticed, until someone yells, “Hey, it’s Pat Sajak!” Then pandemonium: handshakes, pictures, autographs. I’m almost sorry I yelled. — Pat Sajak …

On July 16th, 1212, at the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa, King Alfonso VIII “the Noble” of Castile led an outnumbered Catholic coalition to victory against the Almohad …

Monday

Miscellaneous Rambling The French Revolution ate its own. Zmirak thinks the same thing might be happening with today’s left. Let’s hope he’s right. Excerpt: Ocasio-Cortez was put in place …