"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
Under the patronage of St. Tammany
Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
What kind of man reads Irish Elk? A recent visitor arrived via a Google search for president taft homosexual. Hmmm. Brokeback, indeed.
In the land of latter-day Tafts, Suburban Banshee's brother is running for state rep as a pro-life moderate Democrat. Readers in Ohio's 70th District may wish to give his candidacy a look.
A New Year's Gallimaufry
Winsor McCay: A giant new compilation of his "Little Nemo in Slumberland" marks the centennial of the legendary cartoon * A New Year's eve strip from 1906 * A Winsor McCay sampling in French * Another foreign-language tribute * Masonic Lodge devils
Daniel Mitsui's new Hieronymus Blog is a sumptuous site devoted to culture, art and liturgy, and well worth a visit.
John at the Six Bells describes Christmas 1916 in the trenches with Great War chaplain Fr. Willie Doyle, SJ, deservedly proposed for sainthood.
I've always liked the exchange featuring the excited young Darwinian at the end of the 19th century. He said grandly to the elderly scholar, "How is it possible to believe in God?" The imperishable answer was, "I find it easier to believe in God than to believe that Hamlet was deduced from the molecular structure of a mutton chop."