Monthly Archives: December 2012

The New Burden

“Take up the White Man’s burden— Send forth the best ye breed— Go bind your sons to exile To serve your captives’ need; To wait in heavy harness, On fluttered folk and wild— Your new-caught, sullen peoples, Half-devil and half-child.” … Continue reading

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Homeless

These words could be penned anywhere, on the banks of the Shenandoah, beneath the lofty mountain skies, beside ancient monuments new, in sight of distant sentinels silent, yet they are penned here, near rivers unsung and green unstoried hills. Are … Continue reading

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Books I’ve read in the book store

Between Work and the Hobbit I’ve not but much here. As such this will be a rather straightforward post of no seriousness whatsoever. I read a lot in book stores. Often it’s to determine whether I’ll like a book but … Continue reading

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Talking With Friends on a Sunny Evening

This world of ours is growing small With but moments connecting all To make the gaps a fading thought A thousand miles across a call. Despite this magic that man’s got Our hearts to hear are quickly brought To gather … Continue reading

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The Friendly Romance

I have found myself very often of late reevaluating positions I have long felt certain about. There are many issues on which I formed a singular and strong opinion that has persisted for many years unchallenged. But all it has … Continue reading

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The Problem with Piety

I had a recent discussion where in someone suggested that “shouldn’t priests be more pious [than the laity]?” It was specifically related to external works of piety. There is something of a common belief that being more pious involves more … Continue reading

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Lack of Posts

A recent family emergency is responsible for the lack of posts. I appologize and should be back to normal come Friday.

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