Tag Archives: Walker Percy

Desert and the Beatific Vision

(This is another piece that I wrote over a decade ago. I submitted this in a creative writing class–and actually got away with it. I doubt such would fly today. I have cleaned it up a bit. Anyway, it is … Continue reading

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Stranger Love

Here is another grad school writing exercise that I have come across recently. I wrote this for a creative writing class. If it is not obvious, I was reading a lot of Walker Percy at the time. My style has changed … Continue reading

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Milk of Mercy (reposted)

[B]ide the coming                                                                            … Continue reading

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Indulgent Interview: Because I Ask Myself the Best Questions (reposted)

Another reposted publication–this time from Jan. 18, 2011. (I was rather active that month; where did the magic go?) This particular submission harkens back to when I was a much more serious Catholic. Also, if one is so curious as … Continue reading

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Where There’s a Way, There’s a Will

In the January 2017 issue of Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture (the best damn written and thought-provoking monthly magazine one will find between the Pacific and the Atlantic), editor Chilton Williamson, Jr. writes, “My own opinion is that what turned this … Continue reading

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The Setting Beliefs

In Japan’s chronically suicidal (and, in 1948, eventually successful) Osamu Dazai’s slowly-burning melancholic The Setting Sun, aristocrat-in-spite-of-himself, Naoji, tells his sister, Kazuko, that they are “[v]ictims of a transitional morality.” However, given the circumstances that have led to their victimhood, he … Continue reading

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Farewell, Papa; Hello Lent

As of this morning, nebulous emotional responses regarding the Holy Father’s announcement to resign are just that–nebulous. Once I achieve the emotional distance needed to process such fickle things and conjure up the clarity needed to express such wily things, … Continue reading

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