Daybook–13th July 2016

Readings: Lord Acton, de Tocqueville, and the tension inherent in defining the conservative The struggles and successes of an attempt at defining “black conservatism” The rationality of belief “…the coming-to-the-end-of-things feeling that haunts seasides…” In praise of minor literature The … Continue reading

Daybook, 11th July 2016

Spent a lot of the weekend thinking and reading about beauty and faithfulness. Today’s Daybook reflects such things. Readings: As I’ve stated before, a man who increasingly positions himself as an intellectual hero of mine is John Randolph of Roanoke. … Continue reading

Daybook, 8th July 2016

Another heavy heart this morning. Police killed in Dallas, and I’ve had a sick feeling in my stomach for the last twelve hours (I slept rather restlessly) that there’s….something….coming. We’re reaching a tipping point, it seems, at which America must … Continue reading

Daybook, 7th July 2015

A heavy day, marked by the second well-publicized shooting of a black man by a police officer in as many days. On Twitter, I’m amazed at the disparate cross-section of people who are all frustrated by by this, demanding and … Continue reading

Daybook, 6th July 2016

After long months of neglect, I bring back one of my favorite things I’ve ever done of the internet–the Daybook. Readings: An introduction to John Cuddeback’s ongoing series of the humanity contained, but now often forgotten and suppressed, in the … Continue reading