Monthly Archives: December 2011

On Women Who Do Not Have Children within the First Few Years of Marriage

This post will probably come across as sexist. Well, I have been thought to be worse–have not been thought to be too many things that are better, though. Carrying on—as I stood in line at the market yesterday, I found … Continue reading

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Notes of De/Regeneration

This past Sunday (Gaudete Sunday), as I nursed a hangover during Mass, I thought about a gal of Eastern European descent whom I once befriended on MySpace (Remember me?). She was (and probably still remains so) an exceptional writer, enjoyed … Continue reading

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Take Back These Pearls

On this 70th anniversary of the date which will live infamy, more and more evidence is coming to light that then President Roosevelt provoked an attack from Japan as a pretext for getting the US involved in the war. This … Continue reading

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Which Is a Better World?

Perhaps not one of his best, but definitely one of my favorite Walker Percy passages: I cannot tolerate this age. And I will not.  I might have tolerated you and your Catholic Church, and even joined it, if you had … Continue reading

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You Can’t Go Home Again

“Child, child,” it said, “have patience and belief, for life is many days, and each present hour will pass away. Son, son, you have been mad and drunken, furious and wild, filled with hatred and despair, and all the dark … Continue reading

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Over the Hill

“Though he was often tormented by visions of her past, he never asked her about it and he had no idea of how  many years or boys, then men, it entailed, but he felt that for the last two or … Continue reading

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(In)Tarnation

One band that has been a favorite of mine since I happened upon their haunting 1995 album Gentle Creatures a decade ago is the now defunct, sadly, Tarnation. Headed by Southern-transplant-to-California Paula Frazer, whose vocal chords must have developed under … Continue reading

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