I’m now two days into a much-needed respite after ten days of travel. Last week I was in Denver and this past Monday and Tuesday I was in Houston to give a talk at the annual Breakfast of the Free Enterprise Institute which runs the Imaginative Conservative website for which I am honoured to write.
I’ve just received the link to the teaser for a new documentary on Tolkien and Friendship in which I am honoured to appear.
Here is the teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbBvZLiTiCs&feature=youtu.be
When we think of the English Martyrs we rightly think of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher. We probably think also of the tyrannical reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I as the time of persecution in which the Martyrs were put to death.
I’ve received an e-mail from a former student of mine who is currently studying at the University of Dallas under the eminent Hopkins scholar, Bernadette Waterman-Ward, who contributed to a recent Hopkins theme issue of the St. Austin Review.
To the gracious members of The Inner Sanctum, join me and gather around the hearth for the first podcast of my new series, "Home is Where the Hearth is."
I write this in a hotel room in Denver at the end of a week of travels. Today I fly home.
Many years ago I remember my father telling me a joke. It was quite funny then but not so funny these days. If I remember, the joke went something like this...
I’ve received an e-mail from a young man who is confused by the division of politics into “left” and “right”. I’m reproducing his e-mail here. My response follows.