Monthly Archives: June 2007

Lewis on the old

If one has to choose between reading the new books and reading the old, one must choose the old: not because they are necessarily better but because they contain precisely those truths of which our own age is neglectful. The … Continue reading

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Is that really all there is?

Today is a sad day. Today I learned that Big Chuck is calling it quits. Older Clevelanders remember Ghoulardi; I remember the Hoolihan and Big Chuck Show. In the 1970s, every Friday night after the late news came two goofy … Continue reading

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Madhouses

Bill Mouser with a fine post on religious madhouses. He explains: Now, what’s wonderful about religious madhouses is this: they usually appear utterly normal. All the psychic (or, theological) horrors are well hidden behind the visible veneer of civility, piety, … Continue reading

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The narrow gate of corporate Diversity

Anyone who works in corporate America is aware of diversity programs. They ban discrimination on the basis of gender, creed, religion, and of course, “sexual orientation.” Should we harass homosexuals? Of course not. But companies that sound the Diversity bell … Continue reading

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Watching what you eat

I normally listen to sports talk when mowing. Last week I decided to change things up and switch to FM. An old Boston song called Let Me Take You Home Tonight was playing on one station. It’s probably been 15 … Continue reading

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My co-workers: no ordinary people

Laborare est orare – To labor is to pray – said the monks. I must confess that job enjoyment is something that has for most of my life escaped me. At work, I am prone to one of two attitudes. … Continue reading

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The Centrist fraud

A Presbyterian pastor once told me that he wanted a church that welcomed Democrats. I’ve often recalled and mused on that comment. I should’ve asked him: what exactly does that mean in practice? Will he avoid using of the church … Continue reading

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