A NEW LIBERAL VISION: Krubner is part of a multiblog discussion aiming at a new, revived vision of progressive politics. There look to be many interesting posts already. I, as you know, could never sign on to any vision of "progressivism" that is willing to abandon the most vulnerable among us. But good ideas are welcome wherever they emerge, and I highly recommend this discussion to all my readers, including those who don't expect it to be their kind of thing--there's lots of good stuff there. … [Read more...]


BLOGTONES: Music for your blog. Neat! … [Read more...]


"KISSABLE PICTURES": CARELESS WHISPERS. First section of the new story. Jennifer Smith and John Smith wonder what you think of them. … [Read more...]


We are all just blogwatchers here Of our own device...Amy Welborn: The heart of the matter: "I was thinking tonight, as I was playing computer solitaire in Joseph's room, waiting for him to go to sleep, about Graham Greene and John Kerry. ..."So there's no nobility or sainthood there, but there is honesty. There's a recognition that here is the Church, and here I am, and while I may live outside of the Church and sin and cast a jaundiced eye its way--there it is and there I am. No matter … [Read more...]


"Why is it no other species but man gets bored? Under the circumstances in which a man gets bored, a dog goes to sleep." --Walker Percy, Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book … [Read more...]


EASTER IN AMERICA, II: Tonight.darkness: Lost, waiting--it takes so long for my eyes to adapt. I know there's something there, the pews and statues and pillars that I can almost see and navigate around. I almost know this place. Because we can't really tell what's going on in the dark, we have to rely on the people closer to the aisle and the altar to give us our cues: when to stand, when to sit, where to look.fire: The fire at the back of the church snaps, and glitters in one altar-server's … [Read more...]


EASTER IN AMERICA: What I posted last year. Because they're worth the repetition.AMAZING GRACE: Lyrics by John Newton, except for the last verse, which is by an unknown author--Amazing grace! How sweet the soundThat saved a wretch like me!I once was lost, but now am found;Was blind, but now I see.'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,And grace my fears relieved;How precious did that grace appearThe hour I first believed.Through many dangers, toils and … [Read more...]