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Category Archives: Musings
It is amazing what you can find on the internet. There is a chess variant game called Baroque that my older brother Steven and his patrolleader Scott Turpin once showed me in my youth. I showed this game to my … Continue reading
This is among the best movie, if not THE best I have ever seen. The critics panned it, no one went to see it, and it is already gone from the theaters. What went wrong?
It is darker than you think. Perhaps you have heard about speech codes on campus, about the intolerance of the Left, about their mob tactics, their fetid hypocrisy, and you thought we who complain about it were exaggerating. You perhaps … Continue reading
Is there sex in heaven? A reader asks: On this earth, we’re never going to run away from the problem of fidelity, whether sexual or emotional, and it may be prudent to err on the side of caution in terms … Continue reading
Someone asked me what was the sense of wonder of which so many science fiction readers speak and so many science fiction writers attempt to capture. Its a question that requires a long essay to answer adequately, so I will … Continue reading
Here is a question I never tire of answering, albeit I am sure others grow tired of hearing it answered: Let me start out by mentioning that I am a faithful Catholic. I believe in the empty tomb, and I … Continue reading
The final installment of an essay where one of the great mysteries of the modern age is illumined. Perhaps, like me, you have wondered how it is that so many people, otherwise honest, can adopt without demur the Orwellian anti-language … Continue reading
A reader labeled Tenkev writes: I agree with much of this essay; but, I would like to point out an area where I disagree; or, rather, which you left out of you analysis. As you pointed out, two of the … Continue reading
A reader asks: Dear Mr. Wright, I read something today which made me think of you. “”No Catholic, therefore, can regard with indifference a state of affairs in which work is considered a commodity and the worker merely as a … Continue reading
For those of you concerned with the recent discussion over at the Tor Books website, I wanted to weigh in on the nondiscussion of the noncontroversy the postrational postmoderns were having with themselves, I assume in a safely padded room. … Continue reading
There is a discussion about my Restless Heart of Darkness essay here: http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/137/religion-god-theology/restless-heart-darkness-essay-1411529/ One comment I thought unintentionally revealing was this one: I think it is very ugly. Its author main contention seems to be that some sort of intrinsic … Continue reading
I am engaged in the difficult task of explaining an insight it required my dull brain several decades of experience and one moment of epiphany to see. Again, in all fairness, this is something which I assume nearly everyone but … Continue reading
This is the second part of an essay in which I try to explain, in a few zillion words or so, an insight that took me less than a second. As I said before, it is no doubt something which … Continue reading
Finally, at least one small token gesture of respect for our Constitution. A Congressman actually had the guts and the sense of honor needed to walk out of Obama’s State of the Union address, where the President announced, in effect, … Continue reading
I had an insight recently, one of those Archimedes-sloshes-the-bath moments where a great mass of otherwise disorganized observations and rules-of-thumb suddenly fell into a pattern as neat as a periodic table. It is no doubt something many thinkers have seen … Continue reading
I wrote an essay, long even by my unwieldily prolix standards, to the point that the use of any characters in a story, male or female, should serve the purpose of entertaining and edifying the reader rather than serving the … Continue reading
Keep in mind that Duck Dynasty is not the highest rated show on A&E. It is not the highest rated cable reality TV show.It is not the highest rated unscripted cable show for this year. It is the highest rated … Continue reading