Invisible, but Enduring

Recently, Reed Galen, deputy campaign manager for the McCain camp gave some political advice. While this might be compared to asking coaches of the Minnesota Vikings how to win a Super Bowl, this particular advice has become conventional wisdom amongst most people with graduate education in the Republican Party. He opines: Regardless of party affiliation, [Read More...]

The Shadow of Easter to Come

For most of the worlds Christians this is Holy Week, but not for the ancient Orthodox Church. We recollect the suffering of Jesus and his conquest of death in the week leading up to May 5. Christendom is divided as much as she ever is. And so I see my good friends reflecting, as they [Read More...]

On Regrets

Bob Woodward was told he “would regret” disagreeing with the President. In context, it appears regretfulness would wash over Woodward, because the Presidential flack thought Mr. Woodward was wrong and once exposed, the error would lead to sorrow in the sensitive soul of Woodward. Readers know Woodward has survived many such episodes and appears flourishing. [Read More...]

To Hollywood with Love

The Oscars substituted vulgarity for wit and disappointed expectant vulgarians with cut-rate vulgarisms. Oscar assaulted morality, perfectly acceptable, but it also attacked liberal pieties proving once again that establishment Hollywood is not liberal, but libertine. Sites that would never point out the host was no gentleman are happy to point out he was misogynistic. The [Read More...]

Avoid These Things in Any Star Wars Reboot or Face the Wrath of Me

Perhaps Disney does not fear my wrath. My kids do not fear my wrath and actually I do not have much wrath, but the notion of a Star Wars reboot fills me with hope and dread. Hope because I love the myth and am going to get more of it. Dread because J.J. Abrams is a lens flare away [Read More...]