Lenten Lectionary.

I found a new resource: the Church of England still has the old text, the KJV and the old book of common prayer, online. My church is not Anglican, but we use the Book of Common Prayer privately. Why? The language bears a witness against the liturgical reforms of this…

Saturday Sonnet.

If one does not understand that the early moderns understood moral agency then one has not read their poems. One has not considered that though a suitor assails her eyes and invades her ears that when rejected he shall remove himself. And he now prays that his feelings will change.…

Thursday Kipple

Recessional 1897 God of our fathers, known of old, Lord of our far-flung battle-line, Beneath whose awful Hand we hold Dominion over palm and pine— Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget—lest we forget! The tumult and the shouting dies; The Captains and the Kings…

Tuesday Sonnet, Hiruhārama

When there was a massacre in Christchurch I thought wait, wait. Do not react. Many will. It was horrid. The acts were evil. Remember instead that our time is short, and consider that being a witness to salvation is the work of the Christian. Expect voices to be silenced, because…

Saturday Sonnet.

The problem here is Sydney is not considering the woman whom he loves but some imagined, ideal of feminine virtue. This is at best infatuation: for love acknowledges the faults of the beloved and chooses to love regardless, be it our spouse, our children or our nation.This week. I…

Wednesday Poem.

In Praise Of Solid People Thank God that there are solid folk Who water flowers and roll the lawn, And sit an sew and talk and smoke, And snore all through the summer dawn. Who pass untroubled nights and days Full-fed and sleepily content, Rejoicing in each other’s praise,…

The elite are losing.

I have argued for years that the next cycle will not be liberal. It will be conservative. For no one can live in hope that way, and those without hope do not procreate. Religious families have more babies. Christians included, without immigration, and this will change nations.…

Smartwatches, Cellphones, Distractions.

I had a conversation today with the beloved. I had been checking out continuous glocose monitoring and how it works, and came to the conclusion that is is expensive and clunky[1] The system that does work (but is unfunded in NZ) uses either and Iphone or a Google wear…

Saturday Sonnet.

The English (and New Zealanders, are, largely English: the Scots did settle Dunedin, but English settled the rest) love dogs. I posit the sonnet in this series as evidence: if Sydney starts Dear, why make you more of a dog than me/ I he does love, I burn, I burn…

Bugmen

Via Matt Briggs, who was arguing against the progressive agenda of the US State department -- more to be feared than the Chekists, because they seem liberal -- came this. The term Bugmen comes from Moldbug, but, as you can see, it has utility. In the modern age, the liberal…