Doom Changes Everything

Feast of Hannah the Righteous, Mother of Samuel the Prophet, and the Conception by St Anna of the Most Holy Theotokos

Samuel_Square_1.jpg"WHO IS the best candidate for the next president of the U.S.A.?" In a court of law, I would object to this as a "leading question" which means "a question that suggests the particular answer or contains the information the examiner is looking to have confirmed."

The more fundamental... Continue Reading

Who Is the Best Candidate To Be the Next President of the U.S.A.?

Feast of St Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra


Be apprised that the date for the next Great Conversation has been changed from Tuesday, February 16, to Tuesday, February 23. A conflict on the Eighth Day Institute's schedule requires this change. We will gather at 7 p.m. at The Ladder, immediately west of Eighth Day Books. The evening conversation will end formally at 8:30 p.m.

The topic has not... Continue Reading

Sports & Culture

Feast of St Sebastiane the Martyr

Hoplite_Soldier_Square.jpegThe Traveller and the Campfire
Taking part in the celebration of sport, the collection of people around food and sports, was often a comfort to me. As a displaced person working on my own in locations around the world, I viewed sporting events as campfires in the wilderness of globalism. A sports bar featuring American football broadcasts in Wiesbaden, or a hotel bar in Mozambique... Continue Reading

Sports, Spectacle & the Death of Culture

Feast of St Lucian the Martyr of Antioch

Notes_on_Death_of_Culture_Square.jpgAS WE LOOK forward to meeting on Tuesday, October 27, you might find time to consider this excerpt from Mario Llosa's Notes on the Death of Culture: Essays on Spectacle and Society (2012):

"Massification, along with frivolity, is another feature of our time. Nowadays sport has acquired an importance matched only in Ancient Greece. For Plato, Socrates, Aristotle and other regular visitors to the... Continue Reading