2015 New Year’s Resolutions

As you know if you’ve read my 2014 New Year’s resolution review, I am not the best at following through on my good New Year’s intentions. But one thing I am good at is making up lists of new resolutions for the next year. And much like the Democratic party, I’m not going to let a total lack of results keep me from More …

Merry Christmas, Everybody!

Hope you’re having as much fun as the guy in the background.

To Santa or Not To Santa

The most contentious dividing line of the Christmas season — the one between people who want their kids to believe in Santa and people who don’t — runs right through the middle of my house. My wife is a big supporter of Santa and elves on the shelves and the whole holly jolly menagerie. I love Christmas and always have, but More …

It’s Easier to be Brave from Behind the Biggest Bully on the Block

Here’s National Review’s David French on Sony’s decision to pull The Interview from theaters in the face of a temper tantrum from the gout-ridden junior despot of North Korea: …the irony is that we’re talking about an industry that routinely applauds itself for “speaking truth to power” or for it’s own “courage” when it makes films that their fellow progressives love but might More …

2014 New Year’s Resolution Review

I’m all about self-improvement, so I’m already starting to think about resolutions for next year. Before I do that, though, I thought it might be a good idea to see how I did on my resolutions for this year. That way I’ll know if I should push myself with my next set of resolutions, or if I should just resolve to do More …

Allison Krauss and Yo-Yo Ma? Yes, Please.

My favorite bluegrass fiddler and my favorite Chinese cellist whose name sounds like Rocky Balboa calling his mother team up to get you in the Christmas spirit: (Via Justin Taylor)

The Guide to Gradual Holiday Hermitism

We’re well into December, and the world is covered in those telltale signs of the approaching Christmas season: snow, Christmas decorations, and roiling, teaming masses of people. People everywhere — shopping, eating, pageant-attending, and generally gumming up the works everywhere you go. Every Christmas it seems like the population of the earth temporarily shoots up, and there are more people than there More …

Thoughts on Tourture

With the release of the CIA torture report, I thought I would write a little about my thoughts on torture, but then I remembered that I already did. Below is the entirety of a post from 2009, another time when a lot of people were thinking about the moral implications of “enhanced interrogation”: There’s been a lot of talk about More …

Lecrae, Voddie Baucham, et al on Ferguson

An extended conversation:

How to do Things Right: Advice from Jackie Chan

I take a back seat to no one in my love of Jackie Chan. But before I always thought that it was just one of my quirky, inexplicable preferences, like grape Gatorade or greeting cards that make fart noises. But now, thanks to the internet, we have someone to explain why Jackie Chan movies are so great. And in that explanation, More …