Tag: G.K. Chesterton

  • (almost) never change song lyrics

    I have this very bad philosophical habit of picking up a lot of my catch phrases from song lyrics. Fortunately, I have pretty solid songs with philosophically and theologically stable ideas that I am usually singing or listening to. One of the things that irks me, and my wife Betsy, is the changing of song […]

  • The Evils of a Lack of Indifference…

    “… how much happier you would be if you only knew that these people cared nothing about you! How much larger your life would be if your self could become smaller in it; if you could really look at other men with common curiosity and pleasure; if you could see them walking as they are […]

  • Fitness Update: Carelessness

    I have seen a lot of talk on fitness sites and Facebook fitness posts about tracking and following and using this regimen or that. Discipline, discipline, discipline is the name of the game. While I realize it is important to have structure if you plan to reach or maintain a certain goal, I think most […]

  • And that’s why the Trump is a Tramp….

    Okay, a few of you might catch the musical illusion of the title of this post, though the fact of the song is actually the reverse of my point. Because my subject really is the tramp when he plays his Trump card. Read the below quote from Heretics by G.K Chesterton, and then I’ll make […]

  • Let us not settle what is good; but let us settle whether we are getting more of it

    Today’s post is going to be a quick quote out of Heretics by G.K. Chesterton: Every one of the popular modern phrases and ideals is a dodge in order to shirk the problem of what is good. We are fond of talking about “liberty”; that, as we talk of it, is a dodge to avoid […]

  • A response to “James Baldwin’s Topoi”

    (Note: I spent a whole two days putting the below together for class, and thought I could post it here, despite most people not having read the document it is a response to.  For those wanting to look it up, “James Baldwin’s Topoi” is the title of a chapter written by James Dorsey in New […]

  • The Twelve Days of Christmas

    It remember growing up, that my dad always enjoyed the time after Christmas more than the build-up before Christmas.  Growing up on the farm there was a wonderful time in the winter when we were off from school, and could truly enjoy the time together as a family.  Winter slowed things down so dad could […]