Tag Archives: Romanticism

The Lost Chord

In the early 1990’s a friend in London introduced me to a periodical and a series of cassette tapes intended to reproduce the style of the BBC Home Service of before World War II. I wrote about this stuff long … Continue reading

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The Final Blow?

I am probably coming across as a miserable old curmudgeon, as I mull over the aches and pains of my own life and its meaning. I picked up a Swiss TV interview between several academics from my old alma mater … Continue reading

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Spiritual Death and Life

I am constantly coming across texts that tell us that belief in God (adherence to a religion?) is decreasing in France and other European countries. Americans refer to such people as nones, those who would tick the box in a … Continue reading

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Free Sacramental Christianity

I spent a moment today listening to Damian Thompson being interviewed on the subject of Pope Francis’ ideas of synodality, the same talk-shop and hot air as in most Churches. Who, apart from professional bureaucrats, would have the least interest … Continue reading

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Academy of Ideas

I have been enjoying many videos from the Academy of Ideas. In the description, we find: We create videos explaining the ideas of history’s great thinkers. We do this to help supply the world with more knowledge, to empower the … Continue reading

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Weltschmerz

I have just watched this video from the psychologist Richard Grannon I warn you that there is a lot of swearing and not too many kind words about God or religion. I look behind the front and try to understand … Continue reading

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Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi Christian University

We often read about drifts in the great Universities of Europe and the British Isles. Some are not true as official policy, but some professors have been influenced by Woke and its desire to “cancel culture”. We do have to … Continue reading

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Mendelssohn Flies Away…

I wrote the article O for the Wings of a Dove a few months ago at a time when my life was becoming increasingly conflictual. Finally the dove flew away and found its dovecote. In that little article, I reflected on … Continue reading

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Le Mieux est l’Ennemi du Bien

I am quite impressed by the way academics, politicians, lawyers and others are reflecting about our society and the unhealthy trends that need to be challenged. The French lawyer Mireille Delmas-Marty summed it up as “The dream of perfection is … Continue reading

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The Force of Scepticism Grows

I have already written on this subject, and I remind the reader that for me, scepticism means having an open mind because truth, which is transcendent, cannot always be perfectly known. You are most welcome to peruse my old articles … Continue reading

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