The Indomitable John C. Wright

…continues his multi-part apologia for the Catholic faith in his inimitable style.  He is such *fun* to read.  Where else can you find a Catholic apologist who also has pithy observations about Wonder Woman’s new costume and the worthiness of Solomon Kane, Puritan Adventurer to be Leader of the Free World?  Plus, snazzy hat. [Read more...]

Interesting Interview with Mike Flynn

here.  If you want to learn to write science fiction, he has two pieces of advice: 1. Learn science. 2. Learn fiction. [Read more...]

Vote for “The Coffinmaker”!

Remember this gorgeous little film?: Marcus writes me: I received the below email from Dan McComb, maker of “The Coffinmaker” video. It is in a Smithsonian Magazine contest which includes a “people’s choice” category. Would you consider voting for it and spreading the word to others to do the same? I think it is a [Read More...]

This is Cool

Reminds me of my Dad, who was in England at the same time. I watched it partly hoping I might catch a glimpse of him. No such luck. The courage of these guys is amazing. They get into unarmed planes and fly off into Nazi airspace. Wow. [Read more...]

Speaking of Ye Olde Statistician

He sends along this link to a fascinating article called “Are You Out of Your Brain? Reflections on Free Will and Neuroscience” which explains why Thomism does a vastly better job of dealing with the mind/body problem than the crude materialism of crude materialists who atheist dogma demands that the mind has to be reduced [Read More...]

I, for one, am looking forward to Father Dangerous, Bionic Priest

Who wouldn’t be? I’ll go see anything starring the guy who got me off the adultery, burglary and murder raps. [Read more...]

Steampunk Audio Technology!

I love this! [Read more...]

Win a Copy of Chesterton’s The Ball and the Cross Signed by the Author!

Enter to win a first edition copy of The Ball and the Cross signed by G.K. Chesterton! The price of each ticket is $25 and the winner will be announced at the 32nd Annual Chesterton Conference in Worcester, Massachusetts. Click here to purchase tickets for the drawing. The Ball and the Cross spins a tale [Read More...]

“Would you care for some ricin with your rice?”

London sushi bar to deliver orders via unmanned drone. Actually, I think this is both a) very cool and b) a lawsuit waiting to happen when some drone crashes into a customer or dumps food on somebody.  But mostly I will stick with cool at present. [Read more...]

What? You’re Not Going to the Holy Land with Patrick Coffin and Steve Ray?

You really should! I’d go myself if I could! Join Patrick Coffin, host of Catholic Answers Live, along with Steve and Janet Ray and Bishop Robert Vasa of Santa Rosa, CA, on an excellent adventure to the Holy Land, August 31-September 9, 2013. Sip wine (made the traditional human, not miraculous way) at Cana, smell [Read More...]