in praise of P. G. Wodehouse

In his article, “God & Bertie Wooster” Joseph Bottum, one of my favorite contemporary poets and commentator on literature, explains why Wodehouse is a necessary antidote to Nietzche and all other ailments fo the modern waste land.   As it happens, Bertie Wooster and the other young men of P.G. Wodehouse�s world have little in […]

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Joseph Pearce lectures on Tolkien, Lewis and Myth

Download the mp3s here Surprisingly enough (to me) this was at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Two very good lectures and also a good two-part panel discussion where Pearce’s cockney sounds quite fun next to the other prof’s drawls. Evidently the seminary or a related college has a great books program of sorts and a very […]

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cute nunsense

I stumbled across the weblog of a community of cloistered Domenican sisters in New Jersey. Yes, that’s right New Jersey! You know these ladies have their heads on straight and their hearts in the right place because the permanent picture on the right side of the blog is of a sister kneeling in adoration before […]

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teaching “The Tempest”

I am really liking this semester’s humanities class. A good group of students. Thoughtful, willing to ask questions and raise objections. I feel challenged by them and I hope to in turn challenge them. At least it won’t be like last semester: a painful hour and ten minutes of lecture twice a week that both […]

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quote of the day

What is morally wrong can never be advantageous, even when it enables you to make some gain that you believe to be to your advantage. The mere act of believing that some wrongful course of action constitutes an advantage is pernicious. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

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