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April 18, 2017
Things My Adult Children Say I Should Not Say
A joy of having adult children is knowing the many, many things that I should...
April 04, 2017
Have Faith, Seek Understanding
Faith and reason go together for Christian people. Of course, sometimes even good Christian people...
April 03, 2017
Leaving a Proper Inheritance: A Lesson from “As You Like It”
Commercials still pitch "leaving something" for your family at death to people my age or...
April 02, 2017
Never, Ever, Every Hire This Man: On George B. McClellan
If you are hiring a leader, avoid one type more than (almost) any other....
April 01, 2017
On Moral Advice: The Particular Need Not be Universal
The Saint Constantine School is starting a shooting team, but I will not be a...
March 30, 2017
Bomfoggery : White, Angry, and Dying: What I learned from Moby Dick 2/3
Moby Dick is one of the best books for just this moment in American history. Melville...
March 27, 2017
Don’t Ask for a Refund: Not Even Attacked
During the horrible circus fire of 1944, when many children were burned alive, this happened:...
March 26, 2017
The Band Played as the Fire Burned: The Great Big Top Fire and Being Human
167 people were burned alive at the circus and almost seven hundred were injured. Nothing...
March 25, 2017
Yesterday I Went to the Circus and Here is What I Learned
I am not a circus person. Fewer and fewer Americans are circus people, but I...
March 24, 2017
Today I Go to the Circus
Right after I write this, I will go the circus and I hope to learn...
March 22, 2017
The Consolation of Philosophy (III/III)
Happiness is the Goal Philosophy gives us a hard truth: money, power, glory, fame cannot...
March 20, 2017
The Consolation of Philosophy is Hard, but Good (I/III)
I. Two Truths: For the Overly Sad or the Overly Cheerful One cause of our...
March 19, 2017
The Worst Argument about Morality on the Internet?
Take an issue, any issue. If you make an argument or state an opinion about...
March 18, 2017
What will she do? You must read to lead.
Hope and I got to chat with a nice group of young adults from affluent...
March 16, 2017
Three Ways Not To Start a Dialog
If you wish to get into a fight during dialog with a significant other or...
March 15, 2017
An Independent People With Something to Say Worth Hearing
He was, he told us, the descendant of the slaves pictured in his national museum...
March 12, 2017
The Constantine Strategy in the Benedict Option!
Civilizations usually muddle through except when they do not. What happens when the center does...
March 09, 2017
Napoleon and Josephine: Eros Isn’t Enough
If it is March 9, it is the anniversary of Napoleon and Josephine, a cautionary...
March 04, 2017
That Lightening Flash: Sure Before You Know
God speaks. He is there and He is not silent, but hearing God is the...
March 03, 2017
The Long Discussion: Such Larks!
Socratic discussion is my life's work and I am going to dialog with a religious...
March 02, 2017
I have an idea: let's see and understand. Oddly, people keep pretending they can begin...
March 01, 2017
Malory and Machiavelli: Just Now We Need Both
Just as Malory was ending, Machiavelli was beginning and that is as good a summary...
February 28, 2017
The Mentalist is a Good TV Show Like Life is a Good Cereal
Sometimes a man wishes for great television and sometimes he just wants to enjoy some...
February 26, 2017
Forgiveness is Not Cheap
Charlotte Bronte was right: forgiveness is the mightiest sword. Forgiveness cuts away the hate and...
February 23, 2017
Dickens on Education: Let Charles Dickens Save Us From Edu-Doom
Charles Dickens might save us from producing a Christian church ripe for destruction by zealots...
February 22, 2017
In Which Hugh Hewitt Meets a Live Blog for His Fourth Way
If there is a new Bill Buckley, his name is Hugh Hewitt. He is a...
February 21, 2017
Dear Milo, I am not a fan. I could be a friend. You can check...
February 20, 2017
No Apocalypse Now: Be Calm, Be Joyful
We are in difficult times, as we always are. The church needs revival, but the...
February 18, 2017
The Two Atheisms: How to Know Smart People Cannot Get “Is” From “Ought”
When I was a boy, so long ago the New Atheists were young men, atheism...
February 15, 2017
Holmes, Houdini, and Looking for Mystery in all the Wrong Places
I love Sherlock Holmes stories. On any given night, I go to sleep hearing Charlton...
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