Daybook, 8 December 2014

Lots of good things to read that I’ve encountered in the past few days: Health and safety codes, acceptable risk, why the “farmer is probably the most politically incorrect of Englishmen,” and the interconnections between transgressive-ness and state loyalty. Van … Continue reading

Briefest of Commentaries: The Fortunes of Permanance

The Fortunes of Permanence: Culture and Anarchy in an Age of Amnesia by Roger Kimball Kimball writes an excellent collection of essays, that examine general cultural attitudes, literary and artistic production and tastes, and politics. All of these circle around … Continue reading

Daybook, 28 October 2014

Today’s Saints: Today is the Feasts of Sts. Simon and Jude, two of the Twelve, about whose mission there is little said in the Scriptures themselves, but who tradition says journeyed together to Persia where they were martyred for the … Continue reading