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Ode to Our Family

Dolores O’ Riordan, the singer for the Cranberries, is dead today at the age of forty-six. Here is what I wrote about the Cranberries some months ago: Several years ago, the lead singer of the Cranberries, Dolores O’Riordan (Dolores=pains–what a … Continue reading

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The Disenchantment Chronicles

God has one screwy sense of humor; I think that it is very dark, if not nearly absurdist, which makes me chuckle, as one who grew up with a very sardonic mother and watching The Ren & Stimpy Show and … Continue reading

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If You Need a Little Media-Modulated Transcendence…

(…and what forms of transcendence are not these days?), enjoy.  

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That Still Small Voice That Whispers “Fuck It”

Warning: personal post–more so than usual, I think…. Following on the ragged, bourbon-stained, piss-soaked J. C. Penney’s coattails of my last post: I think one of the most difficult acts to do for those who were raised to believe that … Continue reading

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Write Me Off

One of my favorite stories about the Saints does not involve an act of heroic courage or gruesome self-denial but rather involves a starkly honest admission by St. Theresa of Avila directed to God after St. Theresa fell down into … Continue reading

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Wind up the Sexual Tension

Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture continues to prove itself one of the best written publications and, perhaps slightly better, one that always challenges me, showing that traditionalism possesses both a surprising fecundity of ideas as well as rigorous inner-consistency. In … Continue reading

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The Morning Come-down

“Mornings are for regretting the things that you did when you should have been sleeping.” ~Arthur Byron Once again, the Catholic Church has it correct, and we have it fucked up: January 1st is the solemnity of Mary, the Holy … Continue reading

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