Normal Rockwell

The butterfly flits on wings of gold,The June bug wings of flame,The bed bug has no wings at all,But gets there just the same.                         American folk song Nonsense literature has a long and storied history—I’m looking at you, Jabberwock—and then there’s Edward Lear who, had he not been a Brit, could have been a great …

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What Both Shines and Stinks

This linked article drew my attention back to something that I’ve been pondering for some years now. Yes, I am aware this was written by a lady who is an Anglican priest wanting to function within the constraints of historic Christian practice. You can’t have everything, you know. The issue is accountability, in this case, …

Win or Winnow or Both?

Introduction: Sometimes, after I have thrown a Molotov cocktail or two, meaning by this an incendiary adjective, or hot incandescent metaphor, a number of my friends who follow this blog have counted to twenty-five, muttering to themselves all the while that they know there is going to be a follow-up post, one that will seek …