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!
Very excited to finally announce my next publication: a very different kind of project than any I've done before, and one that I've been working on again and off again for a year or more (I once thought it would be ready in April, which is either a testament to hope or an indictment of … Continue reading Coming Soon: ‘A Gentleman Instructed’
The irreplaceable Caroline Furlong has provided a flattering review for Perseus Corbett and the Forbidden Valley! Go check it out at her blog, then consider picking up the book either for yourself or as a handy Christmas present for any adventure fans in your life. Also, while you're there, consider picking up her excellent sci-fi … Continue reading Perseus Corbett Review!
From Fathom Events, I discovered that tonight they're showing Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula (which may be the most ludicrous adaptational title expansion on record). I find that they begin their summary this way: Based on Bram Stoker's classic and dark love story about the vampire who travels from Eastern Europe to England in … Continue reading Thought of the Day: Bram Stoker’s Classic Story
There are a surprising number of people whom even knowledgeable Catholics don't realize are Saints, and Boethius is one of the more prominent. While secular scholars loftily debate whether he was even Christian (which seems to me absurd given even a cursory reading of De Consolatione), the Church has recognized him as a Saint and … Continue reading Feast of St. Boethius
1. First and foremost; today’s the feast of Bl. Karl of Austria, whose prayers we desperately need today as the wreckage of Christendom spirals ever more wildly out of control. Just learned of a quote of his that has immediately become one of my favorites: “We are bearers of culture even in the land of … Continue reading Friday Flotsam: Bl. Karl, Lasik, Tolkien, and Anime
I'm happy to report that Amazon has bowed to US Copyright Law, rescinded the content strike, and The Wisdom of Walt Disney is once more available for purchase in paperback. Develop a new appreciation for the legendary storyteller as we explore the themes behind the timeless films of Walt Disney. From the triumphs and failures … Continue reading ‘Walt Disney’ is In the Clear…Again
“It’s only a noise after all, and a noise never hurt anybody yet.” So says the narrator of F. Marion Crawford’s classic ghost story The Screaming Skull regarding the strange screams that sometimes sound in the night around his house on the Cornish coast. Screams that may be the wind, but are not quite that … Continue reading Review: The Screaming Skull
Anyone whose been following her blog or catching her entries in different anthologies over recent years will have been wondering when Caroline Furlong was going to favor us with a book of her own. At last she has obliged with this rich little collection of imaginative, emotionally taught short stories. (Full disclosure, I served as … Continue reading Review: ‘The Guardian Cycle, Vol. 1: In Dreams and Other Stories’