There is no moment of completion, in this life, when all of the moments of terror, boredom, worry, and ecstasy merge on a plateau on which the balance of our lives will be lived . . . we should be resigned that it will continue to be a mix of fear and contentment.

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Albert Norton, Jr. is an essayist and novelist, who blogs on issues of culture and philosophy as it affects religion. His first novel was Another Like Me (eLectio Publishing 2015). This is a book of adventure, but it is also a book about man’s consciousness; that of each person to the other, and about the Consciousness that surrounds us all. It is about war and peace and the truth of what we are without God, and with Him. His second novel is Rough Water Baptism (eLectio Publishing 2017), about the difficult re-enchantment of the world for one young woman who has all the material advantages one could hope for, but who begins adulthood in a spiritual desert.

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Race-blindness I read a good review of The Coming of the Celts, AD 1860: Celtic Nationalism in Ireland and Wales, by Caoimhin De Barra. The review is titled Celtic Myths, and it is by Fintan O’Toole, published in the New York Review of Books, March 7, 2019. I’ll mention it again in a moment, but […]


I read an interesting interview of Meghan O’Gieblyn upon the publication of her book of essays Interior States, in an on-line version of Mockingbird magazine dated Feb 14, 2019. I’m excerpting one question and answer for you because it pertains to the so-called “New Atheists” of a few years ago. I used to get so exercised […]


Rod Dreher I almost missed this important blog from Rod Dreher, because I was too busy to read all his offerings that day (Feb. 7th) and because the title (The Woke Menace) sounded like it could be a bunch of caterwauling about the stunted imagination of the way-out left.  But then I opened it because of […]