The first time I opened the Gary Saul Morson article on Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn at The New Criterion, the color in the icon box and on the masthead was yellow. Soon enough, it had turned a lovely shade of purple. Now it’s red. Apparently, the color gets changed each month. While it’s tempting to just keep… Read More Working My Way through the Words
It seems like ages ago, but it’s really only about two weeks, I think, that Jessica sent me a link to a Magnum Photos post by Gueorgui Pinkhassov and asked what I thought of it. I didn’t have much of a response then, but I had not given the piece enough attention. I’d like to… Read More A Reply
The biggest problem with a deciding to pursue a goal, such as writing one thousand words a day, is that rules start to creep in. “Just write one thousand words a day,” I told myself, and I imagined that the words might be typed up for one or two blogs, written in a journal, maybe… Read More Whose Goals?
Without a relationship to the Infinite, to God, man is not free. If humans are created by other humans, then we are slaves. I just finished chapter eight in The Religious Sense by Luigi Giussani, and what a chapter it is! The title of the chapter is “Consequences of the Unreasonable Positions Before the Ultimate… Read More The Center Cannot Hold Without God
My friend Jessica once mentioned that God deals with individuals, but the devil doesn’t. Satan is content with anyone he can get claws into. It doesn’t matter who the person is, what he or she looks like, and names are unimportant. The devil is concerned with numbers. He wants quantity over quality; social justice over… Read More Who We Are
Yesterday, I wrote about how I’m finding it harder to combine words and images. I just thought of another reason for rejecting the practice: it gives short shrift to one or the other. ••• My longest-running blog is named “Poetic Anatomy: Finding Balance.” The name amuses me, because the quest continues. I’ve never gotten hold… Read More Destroying Tradition is Not the Answer