Monthly Archives: July 2015

Musings on Religion (x-posted to my tumblr)

There’s an old quote from the Christian author and apologist C.S. Lewis that a lot of folks–Christians and conservatives, sure, but others as well–seem to like. I think it’s this one: “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live […]

Horror reviews!

As promised, friends, here are all the reviews I left on for the horror novels I bought on Kindle recently! 😀   The Specimen: Let me get the bad out of the way first. The writing in this story doesn’t rise far above ‘competent’ (indeed, any book with a chapter titled “The Man With […]

Writing Log #21: Ahead of schedule!

Things are going pretty well in Gunlord land, my friends–not enough for a long entry, but just enough for a brief description of all the stuff I’ve managed to do! First, in reference to Wayward Son: I’m almost done with chapter 77, a little less than half a month until it’s actually scheduled to be […]

What it Really Means to be on the Right Side of History

My Faith: A Journey and Mission

Originally posted on The Inglorius Padre Steve's World:
Friends of Padre Steve’s World Today I am writing because a couple of days ago I celebrated the nineteenth anniversary of my ordination to the Priesthood. Likewise, I have a lot of new readers and subscribers to the site, as well as a lot of Twitter…

Tons of horror!

Not a large entry for you today, my friends. I’ll just keep you abreast of something I’ve been doing a lot of recently: Reading horror novels! I bought a bunch for my Kindle and then several physical books as well (which cost a pretty penny). Here’s my haul: Physical: Unseaming Mike Allen The Beautiful Thing […]

Early American Military Theorists: Mahan & Halleck

Originally posted on The Inglorius Padre Steve's World:
Friends of Padre Steve’s World Something a bit different. Again this is a part of one of the chapters of my Gettysburg and Civil War text, but this time dealing with two men who were the first American military theorists, Dennis Hart Mahan, the father of…

Funeral For A Friend (The Death of Bill Cosby)

Originally posted on john pavlovitz:
This feels a lot like a funeral. I grew up with Bill Cosby. Not with the man, per se but with the man’s work. His stand-up records were the continual soundtrack to my childhood. I laid in my bed for countless hours, soaking in the unmistakably buoyant voice of the man…

Primordial Hatred: Insurgency in the Civil War

Originally posted on The Inglorius Padre Steve's World:
Friends of Padre Steve’s World Sometime we look aghast at atrocities committed by people in other nations fighting civil wars or nations fighting various insurgents. Sadly, we usually fail to appreciate the nature of war, which in our sanitized brains we cannot comprehend. In all of…

Thoughts on Leaving a Place

A bit more of a contemplative entry for you today, my friends. Nothing in particular brought this on, but I wanted to get this out at some point, and figured today was as good a day as any. It’s primarily relevant to Internet communities, I suppose, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it applied to […]