Monthly Archives: June 2017

Fame!

When I was at the Semaine du Golfe, I was interviewed by a reporter and photographer of a very distinguished French sailing periodical Voiles et Voiliers. Much of the site is behind a paywall, which is understandable because no one … Continue reading

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Individualism and Selfishness

1971 was a turning point in my life, and I found myself faced with the alternatives of what can be termed individualism and collectivism. A boy of 12 doesn’t have many choices in life: he follows rules and directives at … Continue reading

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New Academic Work on Sarum

My attention has been drawn to a Master’s thesis by James R. Joseph, M.A. of the University of Dayton: Sarum Use And Disuse: A Study In Social And Liturgical History. This thesis seems to be particularly of interest to those … Continue reading

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Being Little

I just came across this photo of the recent sailing gathering in Brittany I went to in Sarum. I’m in a group of sailing-rowing boats, and Sarum is the one with the red sails. The photo will enlarge if you … Continue reading

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The Nemo Syndrome

I have occasionally written about Jules Verne’s epic novel Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers (Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea). Seeing the 1954 Walt Disney film with James Mason and Paul Luka was perhaps the greatest turning point in … Continue reading

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Psychotic religion

As a result of my recent posting on Palmar de Troya, I received an interesting e-mail from a former SSPX seminarian who remembers the events in 1975 at Ecône. Namely, a Canon Maurice Revaz (professor at Ecône) went to find … Continue reading

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My Take on Transcendentalism

This is something that has been going through my mind for a while, but I have felt inhibited by the idea of promoting yet another “label”, closing personal thoughts, feelings and aspirations into yet another conventional category. This is the … Continue reading

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