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
As I typed in the date, I realized that today is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. I had not heard her story until I was working as staff writer at The Denver Catholic Register, and when I did “meet” her and Juan Diego, I was enchanted. When the kids were little, I bought… Read More Do We Expect Too Much of Artists?
I’m beginning to think that if I had finished reading Gregory Wolfe’s Beauty Will Save the World when I started reading it four or five years ago, I would be further along in my struggle to understand art, truth, beauty, and goodness. On the other hand, if I had finished it then, I likely would… Read More Round and Round
Yesterday, at teatime (which occurred around 7 pm, I believe), I pulled The Religious Sense by Luigi Giussani out of my basket, but I made it through only a paragraph or two, because things in my mind and in my house were just too unfocused. So, this morning, since I was alone with my coffee… Read More Passion to Pursue