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Life is Full of Tough Choices

Posted January 12, 2018 By John C Wright

I would like to keep writing weekly ‘Last Crusade’ columns, and also my Conan review column over at the Castalia House blog, but I am deep within the throes of creative labor trying to write 2000 words of publishable text per day for NOWHITHER, the sequel to SOMEWHITHER. Do my readers have a preference? As […]

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Latin Help

Posted December 21, 2017 By John C Wright

My vaunted education fails me. I need to translate the phrase “Great Secret of the Worlds” (note the plural) into Latin. The sense is that the secret is that there is more than one world. It is not referring to a secret kept by the worlds, in case this different sense would be declined differently. Would […]

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Antediluvian Vegetarianism Poll

Posted July 17, 2017 By John C Wright

I am conducting an unscientific and informal poll. Any Christians or Jews in the audience, or anyone who knows a Christian or a Jews, is invited to answer. Some Christians or Jews think that the passage in Genesis where God gives Noah permission to eat meat implies that those who lived before the flood were […]

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Posted January 28, 2017 By John C Wright

Sargon is banned from Twitter for a clear violation of their perfectly reasonable rules, and I was fooled by not looking for more skeptically at his appeal for help than I should have been. I will leave this here as a warning sign to those as gullible as I not to follow in my footsteps. […]

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A Pilgrim Stranger in Need of Aid

Posted January 23, 2017 By John C Wright

A reader writes and asks for help finding reviews: I must make this small request of you. A writer whose works I very much enjoy, one Mark Samuels, recently self-published a novel with a Traditionalist Catholic theme. This is its blurb: “Alfredo Salgado, Catholic schoolboy and proud Spaniard, wages his own personal offensive against the […]

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Starving Artist Open to Suggestion

Posted October 11, 2016 By John C Wright

Of old, it was thought that poets were closer than other mortals to the gods, and heard the whispered echo of their revels on Olympos or Fensalir, or their clash of ethereal arms at Phlegra or Vidblain. Myself, I think it is because men in my profession approach their beloved patrons in the same suppliant […]

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Policy Question for the Readers

Posted September 3, 2016 By John C Wright

Gentle readers, hitherto, my policy was never to ban anyone who did not break one of my rules, printed clearly for all to see in the side column of this page. However, I notice that there are now four men making frequent comments here whose comments I have no desire to read and no desire […]

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Prayer Request and Charity Donation

Posted August 10, 2016 By John C Wright

David Marcoe, a longtime friend and ally, asked me to post a request for your prayers and donations. He writes: My father lives in the Philippines with his wife. For some time his cancer had been lingering, but to all appearances was manageable. Now, it’s gotten more aggressive, such that he needs an operation as […]

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Writer’s Forum?

Posted June 21, 2016 By John C Wright

I fellow writer just wrote me and asked if I knew of any writers’ forums (fora?) where he could get useful feedback on “Blue SF with frequent Catholic themes.” I had no answer, being an emotionless Houyhnhnm, I’ve never thought of asking for advice, but I know such things are useful to people who can […]

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Abolishing St John’s

Posted June 6, 2016 By John C Wright

My Alma Mater is a week away from being obliterated by Social Justice. I thought St. John’s College was the one place, the last place, on Earth that would cave in. If there are any alumns out among my readership, please write to the college and demand these changes not take place. Like all Social […]

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