Tiny and Joey

Wow.

Long-form journalism isn’t dead.

Also, man is fallen and his capacity for evil never ceases to amaze.

OK, for those without the time or the inclination to read the whole story from beginning to end at its own pace, here’s as good a summary by excerpt as any:

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(Madeleine Stowe as Cora Munro in the great Last of the Mohicans, 1992, on the spirit of America and freedom:

They do not live their lives “by your leave”! They hack it out of the wilderness with their own two hands, burying their children along the way.

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Be Strong and Holy

May 21, 2017

St Sebastian Patron of Athletes, by Ralph LeCompteWorth meditating on:  Apparently the/a Greek word for “holy” also means “strong”.

In Christianity, we are called to sanctification, the lifelong process of cooperating more and more with God’s work to make us holy, pure and set apart for His service.  In one of the seeming paradoxes of Christian theology, this process also makes us spiritually stronger and stronger, even as it also makes us more and more dependent on God, the eternal Source of all goodness and love and power.

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A number of intrepid souls have contributed to the cause since the last time I covered drawing Mohammed:

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Chesterton.PNGI’ve been reading Chesterton lately (What’s Wrong with the World).  He was writing in a very different social context—in England, a hundred years ago—but a lot of it sounds surprisingly familiar.  Some of the dynamics between men and women, for example, may be more universal (and to a more specific level of detail) than I had assumed.

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Dog Bites Islamist

April 15, 2017

Your good-news story of the day:

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Officials say a dog at a Nigerian wedding party grappled with a suicide bomber until her explosives detonated, killing the animal as well.

Buba Ahmed of Belbelo village, near the northeastern city of Maiduguri, says guests are grateful that the dog sacrificed itself to save their lives.

He says the teenage bomber was on the outskirts of a gathering where most villagers were attending a wedding ceremony when the dog pounced on her Sunday morning.

Dead-hand Control

April 11, 2017

Mark Steyn offers even more melancholy reflections than usual, as the soldiers of a thousand-year-old dead man draw the circle ever tighter on free expression in the West.

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