"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Thursday, June 26, 2003 "An astounding crate full of air"
A note on the name change:
"Irish Elk," my e-mail address and now the banner of this weblog, began a few years back as a nickname for an online Red Sox forum. The name of an evolutionary curiosity whose antlers were too big for its head, as my opinions often are for mine, it reflects my interests in the antediluvian, the Hibernian, and the Bull Moose Rooseveltian. Besides, it would make a good name for an Irish bar. So I've placed it atop this cyber-pub, truly, in Seamus Heaney's words above left, "an astounding crate full of air."
The name change also reflects a move toward a weblog that is catholic with a small "c," encompassing not only a taste for beauty in architecture and liturgy, but a range of interests in politics, culture, baseball and the arts, with a respect for the timeless overarching all.
To all who have made this site a stop on their rounds, hearty thanks, and a wish that you keep on visiting. Cheers, MCNS