Tony Rossi writes about one of my favorite shows.
The B-Movie Catechism Movie of the Week: Night Breed
Skillfully written as always, this piece takes us from monsters to lepers to how our sin affects our community as well as ourselves.
The 4 Qualities of a True Statesman
The Art of Manliness has yet another of their trademark pieces on classic qualities, in this case those of a true statesman. Be sure to read it, but here's where they begin:
This makes a vivid contrast with Deacon Greg's quote of the day from yesterday.
- A bedrock of principles
- A moral compass
- A vision
- The ability to build a consensus to achieve that vision
I confess I no longer understand Obama. He did not go to the mat to end the Bush tax cuts for the super-rich. He did not go to the mat for comprehensive immigration reform. He did not go to the mat to close Guantanamo Bay. He did not go to the mat for Card Check. He did not go to the mat for a public option in the health care reform. But, he went to the mat over the principle that a Catholic college or charity or hospital is not really religious.The quote is from Sean Michael Winters who is sorely disillusioned but still writes with hopefulness and evenhandedness toward all sides. Read his piece here.
Eating the Frog-With a Side of Soul Food
Betty Beguiles melds two methods to overcome procrastination, making life simpler, and having a joyful life.
It's been too long since I've mentioned Brandywine Books, a blog I depend on for book reviews filtered through a lens of sane Christianity. They lean toward mystery and thrillers, which I like anyway, but are not averse to including other genres. Plus, they throw in links to interesting articles about writing and books. And Lars Walker is an author so there's that.