Month: October 2017

  • Enlarger of the common life

    Enlarger of the common life

    A few photos from my day trip to Washington on Thursday for Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network purposes. It was a clear skies, beautiful sort of day. And I happened to walk out of Shake Shack and notice that Snap’s traveling Spectacles machine was vending their camera glasses to what was a fairly long […]

  • Struggling

    Kevin Williamson shares his own story of growing up, and offers blunt advice for those tempted to caricaturize struggling whites in the same way struggle blacks and others have been stereotyped: Our mortgage then was $285 a month, which was a little less than my father paid in child support, so housing was, in effect,…

  • Public life v. politics

    George Weigel writes on John Paul II in 2001: Pope John Paul II’s considerable effect on our times is conceded by admirers and critics alike. The imprint of the shoes of this fisherman can be found throughout the new democracies of east central Europe, Latin America, and East Asia. His critique of “real existing democracy”…

  • See the light

    O world of spring and autumn, birth and dying! The endless cycle of idea and action, Endless invention, endless experiment, Brings knowledge of motion, but not of stillness;… All our knowledge brings us nearer to our ignorance,… Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?…

  • Bethlehem

    Bethlehem

    I visited Bethlehem on Saturday night. I’ve been to Bethlehem a few times, and like the place. The historic downtown area is my favorite from what I’ve seen so far, though there’s more exploring I have to do. After dinner with friends we visited the SteelStacks, the old home of Bethlehem Steel, which is today…