LABELS: So there are people who call themselves progressive Catholics, liberal Catholics, conservative Catholics, blah de blah. And I guess I wonder why we can't revive an old traditional identity--bad Catholics? Like, I don't do it right, but I know there's a right way and I know I'm not the standard of value, and I know I need to get my head together, and I know I'm not doing it and can't do it without Christ?Was reminded of this topic by Andrew Sullivan, but have, unsurprisingly, thought … [Read more...]

THE LUXURIES--YOU KNOW, FOOD AND WATER. They're killing her today. Keep on rockin' in the free world. … [Read more...]

NEW JOB: I'm doing a day-to-day editor gig at Haven't posted yet but will soon. You all should visit! … [Read more...]

ARE ALL THOSE YOUR GUITARS?: So I had one of those days. Here's my soundtrack. You can take this as a same-sex marriage post if you like, since the whole self-dramatizing (hey, if I don't dramatize myself who will?) angstfest was sparked by that "issue." (I hate that word. So antiseptic.) This is just a passing phase, one of my bad days.... Anyway, better now, but I thought this list was funny in its intensity of sturm und drang, so figured I'd share. I feel like this more days than not. … [Read more...]

FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND: Hmmm, so I saw a lot of movies. But, uncharacteristically, I have little to say about them. In chronological order:"The Wicker Man": The Old Oligarch must see this movie. Evil child-killing pagans. I kept thinking about the student of O.O.'s who said that it was OK to kill grandma because her life energy would nourish the broccoli. You think I could make this stuff up? (O.O. on "Christians stole Easter from pagans!" stuff.) This movie creeped me out but did not … [Read more...]

"NOW AND AT THE HOUR": New short story starts here. First sentence: "My finest death was two centuries ago now." Enter a world where the drugs make you feel like you're in West Berlin, and you can live forever if you accept that everything dies. Next installment Thursdayish. … [Read more...]

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