Monthly Archives: October 2016

Solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short

In such condition [human nature without government], there is no place for industry; because the fruit thereof is uncertain: and consequently no culture of the earth; no navigation, nor use of the commodities that may be imported by sea; no … Continue reading

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Mendelssohn

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847) needs no introduction as a Romantic composer whose output is quite phenomenal. He continues to be rediscovered in the musical world, and many of his works were published as late as the 1960’s. Because of … Continue reading

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Forbidding Cliffs

I look at Fr Z’s blog exceedingly rarely, but I was curious to see if he had any comment on the deteriorating situation between Washington and Moscow via Damascus. I found none, only various topics of interest to some Roman … Continue reading

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Inextricable

As happens most days, I received a circular e-mail with a link to A Possibility of Continuity? on the interminable discussion on Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) issued last April. Before beginning this posting, I resolved to … Continue reading

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Sensuality

There is something of the Epicurian in this posting. As Oscar Wilde once said: The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things … Continue reading

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Variations on a Not-So-Original Theme, no Enigma…

Sorry, Elgar lovers. I came across Church or Corporation? It seems to give an American view of some of the things I have been discussing. It is said that the USA is just a few years behind Europe and Canada … Continue reading

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LSD and Wisdom

I have been watching a fascinating documentary about the Hippies of the 1960’s. It is fascinating and the same themes come up again and again. I am struck by the shallowness of many of the people involved at the time, … Continue reading

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A New Dawn

This entry more or less started as I took my boat out yesterday afternoon on the sea from Veules les Roses. The north-east wind was light and there was little swell. I close hauled into the wind and the tidal … Continue reading

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The Dictatorship of Noise

A New Interview with Card. Sarah on Catholic World Report in The New Liturgical Movement. I find the reflections interesting.

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