No, No—Know Your Noeo

Introduction: If you scroll down to the bottom of this thing, you will readily ascertain that this post is partly “Autobiographical Fragments,” and partly “Shameless Appeals.” So allow me to dispatch the autobiographical fragments part first. When I was in the Navy, before they let me anywhere near the water, I went through boot camp, …

A Grateful Parting from National Review

Introduction: I first subscribed to National Review when I was still in high school. This was probably around 1969, which means that I have been a dutiful subscriber for around 53 years now. I bring this up because I am about to let my subscription lapse, a reality which should come to pass any day …

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Thanksgiving 2021

I want to take just a moment to recount the Lord’s goodness to me. Just as unexpressed honor is dishonor, so also unexpressed gratitude is ingratitude. One of the things that the psalmist knew how to do was itemize (e.g Ps. 136). The only reference I will make to the tumultuous times in which we …

20% of a Wave

Introduction: Allow me to write, if I may, a little bit about some of the doings in our little town. This is my artistic interpretation of this irony-ridden event. It may not be evident from this work, just a sketch really, but I once took some courses from the Juilliard School of Cartooning Arts and …

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Confessions of a Toxic Boy

Introduction: This will be one of those posts that will necessarily be a bit self-referential from time to time, but I will keep all that to a minimum, at least as much as possible. As edifying as it might be for me to write at length about myself, I have a nagging feeling somewhere in …

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My Little Visit from the FBI

So one small postscript from my “No Quarter November” remains necessary. I did want to share with you all that my month-long adventure in blogging without brakes did garner me a visit from the FBI. It was not as exciting as it sounds, but it was noteworthy, and worthy of a few follow-up observations. dav …