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Category Archives: Musings
Thought this was funny. Humor from Israel.
The media is ignoring the story, and so is the GOP. The man killed crying babies, cutting their spines and letting them die, and strapped down a young lady against her will, drugged her, aborted her child, all against her … Continue reading
This is from MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry, who is also a professor at Tulane University.
If, like me, you have too much free time on your hands, you have probably wondered why Snow White, at least as Walt Disney portrays her tale, has small woodland animals to help her with her household chores, with bunnies … Continue reading
Whither Science Fiction and Fantasy? We know how the futures of the past were portrayed and how the futures of today are told: but how shall the futures of the future look? As you recall from last episode, in this … Continue reading
I was watching DAS RHEINGOLD by Wagner with my children, seeing the dark elfs and bright gods and lumbering giants and lambent nixies all conspiring to possess to posses and fearing the Ring of the Nibelungs, and lusting for the … Continue reading
The inimitable Mark Shea, the only other member of the Shea-Wright mutual admiration society, writes what I would have written were my server not malfunctioning. Let me just quote him in toto: A politician has done something I actually find … Continue reading
A video from last year by Bill Whittle. It touches on my two favorite topics, politics and LORD OF THE RINGS.
To forestall the inevitable tedium of repeating what should be a well known idea among all literate men, allow me to quote some examples of what philosopher’s call Natural Law, or Objective Morality. The examples here are not being used … Continue reading
One of the argumentroids of Robert Heinlein has annoyed me for years. I was irked not the least because this particular argumentroid suckered me in my innocent youth, back when I was so proud of being a nonconformist, as were … Continue reading
Why is the preferred weapon of the Galactic Empire the sword? It is to answer that question and perhaps one or two other questions of deeper import that this essay attempts. Science fiction is now old enough that a perspective … Continue reading
Only posting a link. Well, several links. This is Ed Driscoll quoting John Nolte of : This is at least the fifth time in recent years that NBC or MSNBC has gotten caught cooking the books, John Nolte writes at … Continue reading
It seems someone in England has read Adam Smith, and can explain with passion, logic, and conviction the basic truths of how the world works to those unacquainted to the world, to truth, or to logic. It is an astonishing … Continue reading
This is a test. (So that it is not completely wasted, here are some great pictures from the March for Life. You will note that, despite the media’s insistence that pro-lifers are angry and elderly, the crowd is full of … Continue reading
I had two guests from the March for Life come by my humble home this Friday. If I understood the figures correctly (and I am notoriously bad at simple math, so bear with me if I got them wrong) the … Continue reading
The administration, concerned that not enough women serving in the military have had the opportunity to be captured and raped by the enemy, now wish to assign women to combat roles. Good thing this happened while the looming debt crisis … Continue reading
A loyal reader and daily pen-pal of mine has burned his Mark Shea fan club card. During crunch time with deadlines looming, I ought not post on meat-days (that is, non-Fridays) but in this case I make an exception, because … Continue reading
The universe is a large and unwieldy object, and finding a proper spot from which to regard it in a good light is a problem, considering that the spot, the spectator, and the light are all part of the spectacle … Continue reading
My mission as a science fiction writer is foredoomed if the creatures in real life continue to behave in a fashion more alien than any three-eyed Martian, more crazy than the ‘Crazy Years’ Heinlein’s future history predicted, more absurd than … Continue reading
This day, December 28th, the Feast of the Holy Innocents, is the day we remember the most guiltless and precious children slaughtered by the evil of this unhappy world. The Gospel says this in Matthew: Then Herod, when he saw … Continue reading
I read two posts recently that touched on the same topic, namely, the way writers handle female characters in historical fiction and heroic fantasy. Both reinforced my opinion that Political Correctness is, at its root, undramatic and the enemy of … Continue reading