People Love Fixer Upper Because Their Lives are Broken

When Chip and Joanna Gaines, the hosts of HGTV’s Fixer Upper, came into the national spotlight a few weeks ago for attending a church whose pastor had made some remarks critical of gay marriage, an interesting thing happened. In previous years, something like this would have ended the Gaines’ public career. The fact that this […]

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A Podcast Experiment

I picked up my iPad tonight and threw together this podcast. Sound quality is not perfect, but it’s audible. This is an experiment to see what might be possible in this medium. Let me know what you think. Listen to “An Experiment” on Spreaker. _________________________________________ Thank you for reading this post. If you found it […]

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On The Temptations of Politics

Next to the defeat of Clinton and the consequent derailment of her globalist, left-wing agenda, the best thing about the election season is that it’s over. Trump won, and from here out we will return to the daily grind of governing and being governed. Even if the new normal entails endless protests from disgruntled children […]

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Daddy Issues, or How to Make the World Safe for Femininity

People ask me what it’s like to be the only man in a home with three women. I tell them it’s fine, it just means that at any given moment, there is a 50 percent chance that somebody is crying. Sure, I’m joking, but, you know, joking in the sense of saying something completely accurate. […]

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The Stories a Desperate People Tell

One reason they call it popular culture is that its popular, really, really popular. The artifacts of our media-saturated and consumeristic society are everywhere. In our time, there is an unreality for everyone. No niche remains overlooked. No lifestyle, no matter how dangerous, no interest, no matter how depraved, goes unserved by the masters of […]

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Father Hunger is Destroying Civilization

The modern world creates all manner of spiritual and emotional disease. People everywhere suffer needlessly from the arrangements we inhabit. Loneliness, despair and every kind of dissipation characterize our every breath. “Don’t worry”, we are constantly told. The modern world, it knows the cure, we are assured. The prescription, of course, is more of the […]

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