On the Square

First Things has a blog called On the Square. Why was I not informed of this immediately?! Oh, well, I suppose I have been remiss about reading First Things as often as I should. Anyway, another feed to add to my ever-growing list.I tell you what, (tangent) I thought at first that a news aggregator … Continue reading On the Square

A revealing slip

Jonah Goldberg comments in his syndicated column a few liberals had a strange revelatory moment in what may well have been Freudian slips while commenting on William Bennett's remarks that have generated so much heat. My first objection is more of a delicious irony. Notice how so many righteously offended liberals keep referring to fetuses … Continue reading A revealing slip


Got through the last of the Marsh books I had out from the library. (So many that it's kind of a relief not to have any more to read for a while.) A couple were okay and a couple were not as good. The not so good ones were A Wreath for Rivera and Spinsters … Continue reading Reading

Three DVDs

Watched three DVDs this weekend. Watched The Recruit which wasn't very good. Colin Farrell and Al Pacino star in a formulaic and utterly predictable "thriller" which fails to, well, thrill. The bad guy should be obvious a few minutes into the movie, his sinister plan shouldn't remain shrouded in mystery and so when the "twist" … Continue reading Three DVDs

Four Books

Since I last wrote about the books I'd been reading, I've read Death in a White Tie, Death in Ecstasy, Grave Mistake, and Letters to an American Lady. The first three are by Ngaio Marsh and the last is by CS Lewis.Death in a White Tie wasn't too bad, but I pegged the murderer with … Continue reading Four Books