Monthly Archives: January 2017

Last post about Trump

I promise, no more posts about Donald Trump for at least a month. I did not vote for him and will not if he runs again. Most of my initial opinions have not changed: he is not fit for the office of the Presidency, he is vacuous and vulgar, a shameless self-promoter, and not a […]

Still River (Repost)

This is an old post from 2014, and one of my favorites. If I were not so lazy I’d post things like this all the time.   The village of Still River, Massachusetts, is named for the oxbow of the Nashua River at the bottom of the hill on which it sits. It is one […]

Trump Hysteria of the Day

Rod Dreher expresses my feelings on good, bad, and ugly of Trump’s recent executive order regarding refugees better than I could, so I’ll just link to it. My thoughts: a couple of years ago two Chechen refugees decided to plant bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring about 250, […]

Another Take On Trumpism

Warden, an occasionally cute internet troll and co-blogger at Ace of Spades, has a post up called “How Losing My Political Values Helped Me Gain My Freedom.” It is one of the better defenses of Donald Trump in the sense that while one might not agree, it at least accurately expresses the feelings of many […]

The Power of Trump

I admit I underestimated Trump. Until a few days ago the best I could say about him was that he is a friendly and upbeat guy. I still think he isn’t fit for the office of the Presidency (maybe he would be fit to be mayor of New York?) and I doubt he will be […]

More Apocalyptic Fiction

We live in apocalyptic times, that is, times when we realize that the prevailing order is unstable, that our idols have feet of clay or our houses are built on sand or whatever other Biblical metaphor comes to mind. This old book review of mine (from 2012!) reflects on an older, much more severe cultural crisis: […]

Beefy Lutheran Gal Suddenly Incredibly Hot

Mollie Hemingway spanks the media, and I have never felt this way about a Lutheran girl before. A strong media is required to hold politicians accountable and help preserve a functioning republic. Our media, who are swinging wildly from eight years of sycophancy into an era of cartoonish hostility, are in no position to hold […]