|All But Dissertation
No dissertation--none of the time!
Monday, December 16, 2002
I'm taking a break and will do no more blogging until the new year. Have a blessed Christmas, everyone!
A perfectly spiffing article on the writings of Wodehouse, that madcap master of linguistic perfection and spot-on, deliciously innocent comedy. The author of the article even writes that "by now we should probably start suspecting that he will prove one of the great novelists" and proceeds to outline the reasons why. Is giving delight to generations of readers enough to rank a place among the great novelists? If not that, then what?
Friday, December 13, 2002
A more informative article about Law's resignation than the one posted below.
It's Latin Friday!
I'm going to spend an hour or so today sending out our Christmas card and letter. At the risk of sounding like a grinch or a scrooge, Christmas is not my favorite time of year. There are too many ways to go wrong, most of them revolving around presents--forget a present, buy the wrong present. To make the season more palatable, I now buy presents only for the closest members of my family.
Pope JP II accepts resignation of Cardinal Law. Is this unprecedented? Has a U.S. cardinal ever before resigned? I never thought Law would really step down. But the public vote of "no confidence" by 50-some priests of his archdiocese probably was the kicker. May Law's resignation move the whole wretched business forward in a positive direction.
Monday, December 09, 2002 6:23 AM
Happiness is ... people, not things; found in unexpected places. No new insights, these, but the article expresses them extremely well, reminding its readers of the things that really do matter the most.
Friday, December 06, 2002
Peggy Noonan writes a nice meditation on James Joyce's "The Dead" and snow. What a gentle spirit she has.
Monday, December 02, 2002
Those who appreciate the work of Mark Steyn, rejoice! He has a homepage here.