(Note: Another day, another plan to resurrect this blog. As work and my dissertation and applying for jobs are taking up most of my time these days, I want to have something that helps me work through things I’m encountering and reading and seeing and hearing about online. I also want something to help me go through and keep abreast of the Ordo Kalendar. What I plan to list here are things that collect all of those various things together, link and display them–something I hope to do regularly.)
Fourteenth Sunday after the Trinity; Eve of the Feast of St. Matthew
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain that which thou dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost command; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Evening Prayer (for the Feast of St. Matthew Eve, transferred):
What I’ve Read Today:
- Why would anyone want to be 15 for twenty years? Then again, how could she not want to do just that? The deeply moving story of a woman(?) girl(?) named Charity.
- Henry James, Young Adult fiction, the Messy History of the Novel, and the end of Adulthood
- The wasteland of pop culture and working-class intellectuals
- Baseball isn’t dying; on the sport’s vibrant localism
The title track from Justin Townes Earle’s new, quite excellent record, Single Mothers:
The dream of the suburbs, circa 1957: