What is this?

TDE topics include the following (each link is a representative post):

Pop Culture
Current Events
Religion
History
Family
Literature
Philosophy
Law
Humor
Drinking
Education
Technology and Its Effects
Idiosyncratic

TDE touches on all those topics (and more), but it concentrates on the general social and cultural milieu, including ways we entertain ourselves. TDE’s general view about religion and pop culture might best be summarized in this pithy passage.

All topics are addressed from a Catholic perspective, but hopefully in a manner that non-Catholics find inviting. TDE’s perspective also tends to be from the conservative end of the political spectrum, but overt politics are generally avoided, since both major parties discourage me.

Young ghosts who influence TDE:
G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, Hilaire Belloc, Malcolm Muggeridge, Eric Voegelin, Alexis de Tocqueville, E.F. Schumacher, Josef Pieper, Willmoore Kendall, Marshall McLuhan, Albert Jay Nock, Christopher Dawson, Orestes Brownson, H.L. Mencken.