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Rambling about the way historians see things — also known as, We’re Weird

Merry Christmas, or Happy Epiphany, or whatever the proper greeting for today is. (For some people, like my mother, it’s Happy Birthday, but one can’t just go around wishing all and sundry a happy birthday all the time.) My sister … Continue reading

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December Wrap-up

Merry Christmas! I have returned from the paths of the dead (not that any of the Dead who inhabited the actual Paths died by anything so dull as a cold), at least temporarily, with just enough wit to turn in … Continue reading

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“Bring me flesh and bring me wine!”

Merry Christmas! For those without the context (it’s Good King Wenceslas), it was somewhat unnerving to hear my sister bellowing out that line, and only that line, at random times in the days leading up to Christmas. I was going … Continue reading

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“A good novel tells us the truth about its hero. . .”

“. . . but a bad novel tells us the truth about its authour.” (Heretics) Something to think about for anyone considering a semi-autobiographical work. The grades are in! American Lit. is a B+. Greek Myth is A-, Historiography and … Continue reading

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Guest post from War of Loyalties’ authour

War of Loyalties, the World War One historical novel I’ve mentioned here before (I was trying to concentrate on one thing long enough to figure out what I was saying about it, and my sister, who’s beside me, suggested “written”, … Continue reading

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“As invisible as you could wish to see”

(This isn’t going to be a proper post, as this day is turning into a crazy one. Sorry. Quote’s from the Dufflepuds.) Last week I asked for beta-readers for The Colour of Life on Kingdom Pen, not expecting to get very … Continue reading

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We all know I like to introduce Catholics to Catholic writers

With tomorrow, Deo volente, being the scene of a long conversation on justification and sanctification, under the auspices (most likely) of people like the good Aquinas, have a quote from Chesterton’s essay on Thomas Carlyle: “A great deal is said … Continue reading

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