Sunday, July 28, 2013


... wants some things, luxury wants many things ...

Sunday, July 21, 2013

One Man

... may be more cunning than another ...

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Small Miracles

Paul Gallico has a book called The Small Miracle, about a boy whose beloved donkey falls ill, leading him to seek an audience with the pope, hoping for—that's right, a small miracle. Not a dramatic miracle, the kind that leads to interesting and confusing press coverage; not the sort of thing, probably, that would get anyone canonized, or beatified, or even venerabled.  In fact, the sort of miracle that probably isn't a miracle at all, even by strict Roman Catholic standards.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

If You Don't Listen to Old Radio

... on 88.5 FM Sunday nights, you really should.  Not only will you get incredibly cheesy, gritty dramas like Johnny Dollar, Dragnet, and Gunsmoke (yes, it is possible to be cheesy and gritty at the same time) interspersed with ridiculous commercials for Brill Cream (and yet more unspeakable products) but you will occasionally make amazing discoveries.

Monday, July 15, 2013

I'm Over at the Register

... again.  It's been a while, and this was a long time in coming, so it's quite the relief to finally see it in print:

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Women Have More Strength

... in their looks than we have in our laws ...

Sunday, July 7, 2013

God Loves Us

... not for what we are ...

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Good Side of the South

I'm prepping for a southern literature class this fall, and not enjoying it particularly much at the moment--unless you can use the word "enjoyment" to describe the sensation that accompanies watching a train-wreck.