Latest post is up on The Everyman, talking about voting and individualism: It is a self-evident truth that all dimes are created equal. That is to say, the equal value of all dimes is inherent in the definition of a dime: a ten-cent piece. If a dime is worth more or less than that, it … Continue reading New Everyman Post: The March of Dimes
1. I've been oddly tired this week; it's been hard for me to make myself do any work or focus on anything. I don't know whether it's depression, low blood-sugar (I'm fasting for Advent), adverse spiritual influence, or some combo. Probably a combo. 2. There are ways to reach superficially similar effects through morally opposite … Continue reading Friday Flotsam: Grumpy Talk Mostly of Manners and Values
Tell me not, in mournful numbers,Life is but an empty dream!For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things are not what they seem. Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal;Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul. Not enjoyment, and not sorrow, Is our destined end or way;But … Continue reading Poem – “A Psalm of Life”
The giant, profit-oriented corporation does not care about your personal happiness or fulfillment. They are not pushing ideas upon you because they genuinely and disinterestedly think that they are true or beneficial; they do it because it is profitable to them. It's really kind of odd how often we seem to forget that.
1. Yesterday was my birthday, which is once again depressing to realize. I'm never satisfied - or even close to it - of what I've done with my life so far. But I'm trying not to think in those terms and to instead try to think of whether I'm doing better than I was yesterday. … Continue reading Friday Flotsam: Birthday Mindset, ‘My Hero Academia’, and Other Stories
It is now time to think seriously about buy Christmas presents for all the leech-like parasites people we love. If you're here, then many of you probably have readers, or film lovers, or sci-fi enthusiasts on your list. With that in mind, I've got a few recommendations for you to consider. First of all, and … Continue reading Black Friday / Cyber Monday Recommendations
My freshly-edited edition of A Gentleman Instructed in the Conduct of a Virtuous and Happy Life, by William Darrell S.J., is now available on Amazon! And just in time for the Christmas shopping season. "For what can even fancy paint more charming and more glorious than grandees neither abject in adversity nor insolent in prosperity; … Continue reading ‘A Gentleman Instructed’ Now Available!
One of the tropes of modern materialist religion is the idea of a final 'salvation' for the elect via uploading their consciousnesses to some kind of supercomputer that would allow them to 'live forever' free of their imperfectly limited fleshy parts. It's rather hilariously absurd (even granting that such a thing is possible), because a … Continue reading Thought of the Day: On Uploading Consciousness
If I had been a Heathen,I'd have praised the purple vine,My slaves should dig the vineyards,And I would drink the wine.But Higgins is a Heathen,And his slaves grow lean and grey,That he may drink some tepid milkExactly twice a day. If I had been a Heathen,I'd have crowned Neaera's curls,And filled my life with love … Continue reading Poem – “The Song of the Strange Ascetic”
Instituted at a time when earthly monarchies were toppling or falling one-by-one, the Feast of Christ the King is meant to remind us that Our Lord does not only rule the 'spiritual' life and the Church, but all Earthly things as well. All nations are rightly subject to Him in all their affairs, not just … Continue reading Brief Christ the King Thoughts