Conservatism and Art

Part One Part Two Part Three Since I’ve confessed myself a conservative, a democrat, and a monarchist, how does that affect my artistic philosophy? (For after all, this has largely been a blog about the art of poetry.) I previously defined conservatism as the regard for, habitual reasoning from (or you could say working from)…

The Death of a Comrade

Harvest Home By Walter de la Mare First published in 1923, then republished in 1957 A bird flies up from the hayfield; Sweet is the newmown grass; But all those flowers laid low at noonday! And only my sighed Alas! Man garners his own with scythe and gun- Seed of the weed or blood; But…

Some Further Reflections on the Queer Question

I still haven’t answered all your comments from my last post on this subject because I’m holding them all in my mind, learning from them and considering them. Most recently, Romanos mentioned Walt Whitman’s idea of manly love so I went to check that out. In my opinion it seems to be a sort of…

Our Beloved Queers: The Other Side of the Coin

Yesterday I wrote about queer apologists and agendas and activists, and about their ideas and plans as I see them. In that post I spoke about enemies, about fighting, about opting out, about resisting, about seeing clearly the danger such people pose to our society. That essay was my view of the Orthodox Christian’s civic…

Theology: Embattled Defense or Heroic Quest?

I spent a little over three years as a Biblical Studies Major in two Christian colleges. The first and last years I spent at Maranatha University; the middle year at a small start-up college. One day, at Maranatha, it occurred to me, “I’m done,” and I withdrew my registration and walked away in the middle of…