Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Thousands who have never learned to think at all are urged to think whatever may take their fancy about Jesus Christ. But they are, in fact, forbidden to think in any way but one about Abraham Lincoln. That is why it is worth remarking that it is a Catholic who has thought for himself.

G. K. Chesterton, via Daily Readings in Catholic Classics, ed. Rawley Myers (Ignatius Press, 1992), p. 251

Sunday, September 27, 2009

This is just to say

I'm thinking of changing my name to Tristan de Night-Ouais.

Coffee and rain. A slow morning. Thank Heaven for noon Masses!

Found a paperback copy of Merton's Seeds of Contemplation (not New Seeds, the 1961 book, but Seeds, the 1949 version) at a library's book sale for $1.

Haven't blogged much this past week. I'd like to pledge to resume a brisker pace, but am fairly sure that the quiet stretches will continue for a while longer.

I was deeply amused, nay, delighted! by this post from Entropy (the part pertaining to the proper spelling/pronunciation of "Enbrethiliel"!). The power of song parodies! Just wait 'til you hear my song in praise of Pope Benedict to the tune of "Goldfinger"! Or have I already inflicted that ditty upon the eager and expectant masses?