Alternatives to the Benedict Notion for Like-Minded People

I think we’re fortunate in that people in our time are feeling a widespread desire to revive traditional culture. Whether it’s food, or art, or religion, or parenting, we’re swinging back from the ultra-modern chrome age in which everything was supposed to be new and advanced, to a more epochosyncretist era. The Benedict Option is…

My Reaction to the Benedict Option

My family was part of something like an ICC, and I was talking about a refinement of the idea, a “monastery for families,” at least 12 years ago. Most of the people I know have some kind of experience with this idea. My point? Well… the book is a nice bit of marketing, to say the…

The Virtuous Artist: His Growth and Rarity (Illustration)

Do read the chart from bottom to top, please! I’m looking forward to a more detailed discussion, perhaps of individual artists. Michael’s question about Albrecht Durer sent me looking to create a coherent shorthand description of the “territory of value” on which an artist might be placed. I wonder how our readers would place Durer…

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)…