Death: The Point of Intersection

By |2018-12-26T15:04:54-05:00January 16th, 2015|Categories: Death, Heroism|Tags: , |

“In my beginning is my end.” ∼ T.S. Eliot In a passage often cited from the Pensees, which the author sets down in grim and graphic detail, Pascal summons the reader to reflect on the awful finality of death. “The last act is bloody,” he tells us, “however fine the rest of the play. [...]

Seeking the Grace of Conversion

By |2014-10-18T16:37:46-05:00October 17th, 2014|Categories: Culture, Islam|Tags: |

Why has it become so maddeningly difficult to make judgments about other people? About the actions especially of people who want to kill us? Indeed, whose stated aim is to bring the Great Satan (i.e., America) to its knees, and then to cut off its collective head? Is it too much of a stretch [...]

The Coming Demographic Winter

By |2014-03-03T17:43:20-05:00March 3rd, 2014|Categories: Culture, Family|Tags: , , |

Tourism, as anyone with a passport can tell you, has become a very big business, particularly in places that no longer thrive in the customary practices of industry and commerce. Take Genoa, for instance, one of Europe’s largest cities along the Mediterranean coast and still the grandest seaport in all Italy, whose bright and shiny [...]