What I’m Thankful For

I’m taking a little time off for the holiday. The clan is gathering and I’m looking forward to it. The older son is coming in but my younger son won’t make it because as a resident, he’s not as free to come and go. Oh well. Anyway, I hope you all enjoy gathering with friends […]

What Was Hidden Will Now Become Apparent

I’ve been taken to task for recent political events which I’ve posted on this blog recently. I’ve also given off the vibe that I’m a GOP partisan. Far from it: on more than one occasion I’ve called the GOP “the Stupid Party”. So why do I do it? Mainly because I’ve come to see the […]

Clearing the Decks for 2020?

It’s now become obvious to me what’s going on during the present moral panic about sexual assault. It’s not about harassment or sexual assault per se. That’s the moral cover no doubt and it’d be fine and dandy if at the end of the day powerful men didn’t act like horndogs with women, but that’s […]

Glass Houses, Stones, You Know the Drill

Today, we are operating under two moral panics. The first one deals with the fictitious “Red Scare”, i.e. the idea that the Russians “hacked” the election. It’s ironic that while there is no evidence of Russian involvement in Wikileaks and its sequelae, Russian involvement in our politics has been proven –although not to the Democrat’s […]

Freemasonry: Part I –An Overview

Now seems as good a time as any to discuss the issue of Freemasonry and whether it is compatible with Christian observance. (This being due to a flurry of recent comments –both pro and con.) Before we begin, I want to stress that what follows is neither exhaustive nor authoritative; it is however based on […]

Veteran’s Day

I’ve been very remiss lately to honor our veterans, mainly because of work and other things. I hope that this YouTube will make up for it. It’s very moving and the musical score is by the incomparable John Williams, perhaps the greatest living composer today. I hope that you all enjoy it and if you […]

St Nektarios of Aegina, Pray for Us!

Today is the feast day of St Nektarios of Aegina, as most of you probably already know. Why am I mentioning this? A couple of reasons. As you know, this blog is not a personal one (for that I have a Facebook page). Instead, I’ve tried to comment primarily on topical issues of importance. Things […]

First Anniversary: Unbridled Joy!

Today is the first anniversary of the Election that Saved Western Civilization and I’m feeling particularly giddy. Therefore, I bring you two starkly opposite perspectives from that very night. The first is an edited meltdown of The Young Turks (caution: very foul language). The second is Stefan Molyneux singing The Star-Spangled Banner”. Enjoy! P.S. Happy […]

Another Perfect Storm (With an Orthodox Angle)

Some of you have taken me to task for this Blog’s emphasis on politics and such and not as much on Orthodoxy. Fair enough. Well today, you’re in luck because I’ve got a two-fer, one that includes politics as well as Orthodoxy, at least on the surface. Please take the time to watch this short […]

All the News that’s Fit to Curate/Kevin Spacey Plays the Gay Card

My, my, my! It’s been a busy couple of weeks, hasn’t it? This one’s a twofer. Where to begin? How about here: It’s long been my suspicion that we don’t have investigative journalism anymore (if ever). Instead, we have “news” organizations that curate the news, not report it. A story is only broken when one […]

A Way Out for the GOA?

Things continue to careen from bad to worse for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (GOA). That being said, is there a way out for this jurisdiction? Curiously, Archbishop Demetrius Trakatellis may have let the cat out of the bag. The cat in question being a call for real American Orthodox unity and (possibly) independence. […]

It’s Official: The Inmates Have Taken Over the Asylum

I was thinking about entitling this essay “I Told You So”. And then like the deranged Jack Nicholson character in The Shining just writing those words over and over and over again. And again, and again, and again. Ten thousand –nay a hundred thousand times–would not be enough to scratch the surface. What elicits this […]

Satanic-looking Drag Queen Reads to Children at Library Named after Michelle Obama

This story is beyond deeply disturbing, on so many levels. For one thing, it shows that we are pretty much at the end-stage of liberalism, pluralism, tolerance or what-have-you. I mean, really, is there any way any sane person could have imagined in a million years that these words could be strung together in such […]

Will Trump Release the Files?

Barring any last minute encumbrances, President Trump will order the Federal government to release all the files relating to the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy tomorrow. Already, some in the Deep State are starting to sweat bullets. I fear however that we won’t learn anything of significance because they will find some way to […]

Ligonier, Its Aftermath and the Collateral Damage to the GOA

The title for this essay comes from a recent comment by one of our correspondents. If you’ll permit me, I’ll try to connect all the dots. As you may know by know, it appears that the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese is in free-fall. Several of you have contributed links to other sites which have detailed on […]

The Luck of the Irish

You gotta hand it to The Trumpster. Fate continues to toss him softballs. I don’t know how long this string of luck is going to last but he is especially gifted in his choice of enemies. My dear, sainted mother used to call this “the luck of the Irish”. In this case, it was an […]

Johnny Wet-Start, We Hardly Knew Ye: Part I: the Forrestal Incident

Forgive the allusion to JFK. It was written by admirers after his untimely death and in a positive light. My use of it is in contradistinction to Sen John S McCain (R-AZ). In other words, we’re sorry we didn’t get to know Kennedy better but we were never really given the chance to know McCain. […]

Vegas: What Happened?

Some of you have taken me to task for not writing about the recent atrocity in Las Vegas. As you all know by now, fifty-eight people were killed and over five hundred wounded at a Country Music festival held in the vicinity of the Mandalay Bay Hotel. The alleged shooter, one Stephen Paddock, 64, was […]

The Patriarch’s Room: Continued

Several months ago, a correspondent sent Yours Truly an article about a documentary entitled The Patriarch’s Room. It was created by an Israeli filmmaker who told the story of the former Patriarch of Jerusalem, Ireneus III. Long story short, it described what was a miscarriage of justice, in which the former patriarch was stripped of […]

Who Says God Doesn’t Have a Sense of Humor?

I for one would never say such a thing. Exhibit A (this week anyway) is the self-inflicted bonfire of Hollywood vanities that is currently engulfing Harvey Weinstein, an odious a fellow if there ever was one. Weinstein, one of Hollywood’s heaviest hitters matches to a “T” the stereotypical Hollywood producer of yore. Actually, he exceeds […]