Tag Archives: Culture

LSD and Wisdom

I have been watching a fascinating documentary about the Hippies of the 1960’s. It is fascinating and the same themes come up again and again. I am struck by the shallowness of many of the people involved at the time, … Continue reading

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The Myth of Genius

This is a subject that has haunted me over the last few months. Many of us look at the music of great composers like Bach, Mozart or Beethoven and the scores of books written by the likes of Charles Dickens … Continue reading

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Church and Culture

I would like to draw your attention to an article from a blog for which I have a lot of esteem – Sitz im leben. It is good to see this blog come out of a long bout of writer’s … Continue reading

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More on pronunciation…

Is received pronunciation such a good idea? It is a while since I wrote Speech and Pronunciation and the subject also appeals to John Beeler. That tends to be the way I talk, and I brought many a smile to … Continue reading

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Serious Romanticism

I have discovered this blog which is of great interest in the matter of historical Romanticism (early nineteenth century), its literature, art, music and philosophy – Catherine Redford’s Romanticism Blog. I particularly recommend looking at the Romanticism Resources page. We … Continue reading

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Popular and Elite

This morning, Dr William Tighe sent out an e-mail with some links about people who become Orthodox and leave. Leaving the Orthodox Church is a poignant posting, as are several others on this blog that reveal some of the same … Continue reading

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Mal du Siècle

I often ask myself why people around us often seem sad and bored, especially young people, and especially in Europe. One thing I have discovered when reading about Romanticism is how similar many aspects of our time are to the … Continue reading

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