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November 02, 2015
Hosting a Hamilton Listenthru
If you've been enjoying listening to the Hamilton cast album, I definitely recommend hosting a listenthru party....
October 31, 2015
Happy Halloween from Me and Yorick!
October 20, 2015
Extending Family and Keeping an Honorary Aunt in your Basement
I love this essay by Mikkee Hall ("Why I moved 1,600 miles to live downstairs...
October 14, 2015
I’m headed to CA for the Convinced premiere!
If any readers live out by Orange County, CA, or have friends who do, I'll...
October 13, 2015
The Pitiful Princedom of Hannibal
At First Things, Alexi Sargeant has an interesting take on the kind of evil on...
October 12, 2015
Beginning the Benedict Option Today
I got to hear Rod Dreher and Ken Myers (of the Mars Hill Audio Journal)...
October 09, 2015
7QT: Breaking Bicycle, Weight, and Genre Rules
--- 1 --- I know, from personal experience, that the expression "It's like riding a...
October 07, 2015
Hamilton Is Blazingly Fast And I Can Prove It
I got to combine my love of musicals and math nerdery when I covered Hamilton's lyrical...
September 30, 2015
Pope Francis And Catholics Disagree Deeply On the Death Penalty
Over at FiveThirtyEight, I'm covering the split between Pope Francis's adamant opposition to the death...
September 29, 2015
Praying With Strangers, Now That The Pope’s Gone
The best part of the papal visit for me wasn't the pope himself, but all...
September 28, 2015
Pope Francis Retold Our American History
Catherine Addington has a great piece up today at The American Conservative on the way...
September 23, 2015
How Do You Quantify the Francis Effect?
Over at FiveThirtyEight, I've rounded up Catholic nerds and data nerds to try to answer...
September 15, 2015
A Sondheim Song for Your Papal Mixtape
My parish started its Adult Sunday School (taught by Dominican friars) this past weekend, and...
September 12, 2015
I’m So Glad I Watched Colbert’s Biden Interview
I don't have much to add to it, I just figured a lot of you...
September 04, 2015
Dissenting Catholics Expect The Church Will Change
Pew has a big report out on American Catholicism, and I've got a piece up...
September 01, 2015
Workplaces Make Terrible Monasteries
I'm a little late to the discussion of Amazon's treatment of its white collar workers...
August 31, 2015
Donating to Women Prisoners Denied Medical Supplies
Prisons price tampons and pads out of the range of what some women prisoners can...
August 11, 2015
The Exuberance of Quotidian Goodness
In Sunday's Book Review, the NYT asked authors whether virtuous characters can ever be interesting. The first...
July 21, 2015
Discounts and Donations on my Birthday!
Today's my birthday! I'm celebrating by going to the monthly DC Shape Note sing and...
July 18, 2015
If You Like A Queer Calling, You May Want to Help Out the Authors
I'm a big fan of the blog A Queer Calling, and I'm lucky enough to...
July 07, 2015
Winner on the Sin Round of the 2015 ITT
The answers are up, and now the votes have been tallied for the first question...
July 06, 2015
Discussing Good Ways to Pray Badly tomorrow in DC
I'll be at the Catholic Information Center in DC on Tuesday night as part of...
June 29, 2015
Answers are up for the 2015 Ideological Turing Test!
The answers are up for this year's Ideological Turing Test, and graphs and charts...
June 26, 2015
Sondheim Playlist for SCOTUS’s Gay Marriage Decisions
For gay marriage supporters with a positive freedom approach to marriage: For gay marriage...
June 18, 2015
When People Offer Me Their Weaknesses As Strengths
I still haven't mentioned my favorite thing that happened during the discussion I hosted on...
June 17, 2015
Tackling the Small Benedict Option Problems First
A few weeks ago, I hosted a discussion of "the Benedict Option" (ways for Christians...
June 16, 2015
What To Do When You’re Struggling With Catholicism
Pete Socks, the Catholic Book Blogger, is running a giveaway for my book, Arriving at Amen:...
June 13, 2015
Talking to Theologues + A Book Giveaway
I got to have a nice conversation with the guys behind the Theologues podcast when...
June 11, 2015
Breaking Strains for Robots and Women
The ever-excellent cultural critic Alyssa Rosenberg has written a great essay today titled "Want to...
June 03, 2015
Good Fights, Like Good Friendships, Are A Long-Term Promise
Monique Ocampo runs a series of interviews with Catholic women on Wednesdays and I'm her...
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