Monthly Archives: April 2013


While I was dragging my feet all over this hillside, my daughter wanted to know what I was writing.  When I said, “Humans matter more…,” she asked, “More than what?” We began discussing it.  She decided humans matter more than animals.  Then she said, “And humans and animals matter more than guns.”  And then she […]

"Wise Blood" by Flannery O’Connor – A Short Review

I finished Flannery O’Connor’s first novel, Wise Blood (1952), a few months ago and just now am finding time to post a word about it. I believe Wise Blood is among the most helpful refutations of one (or more) of the most pernicious intellectual and spiritual idea(s) plaguing common people and academics today.  But if […]

Something or Nothing or ?

When you hear only one side of a story, you actually know less than nothing about it.