Category: love

Strokes

     I’d intended to write a Jeremiad about this bit of viciousness — thank you, John Hinderaker, for bringing that to my attention — but I’m just recently back from Sunday Mass, and events, or perhaps non-events, have pointed me in another direction for today’s tirade.      You’re unlikely to read anything else today like …

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What Matters

     When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child. But, when I became a man, I put away childish things. [First Epistle to the Corinthians 13:11]      A fiction writer must know what matters to the reader. But this is far easier if …

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Why I Write Love Stories

     Yes, I’ve been asked that question…mostly by people who dislike love stories and exhort me to concentrate on other themes.      I call them “romances,” because that’s the name of the genre. However, they don’t bear a lot of resemblance to typical contemporary romances. The attraction comes early, as does the commitment. There isn’t …

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The Cruelest Consequence

     “Death is the price we pay for life, and for all life.” — Ursula Le Guin      It is so. All that lives must die. Whether it’s by accident, disease, violence, or simply old age, all that lives must die. Realists know it. We know it couldn’t be any other way.      That doesn’t …

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Gifts, Love, And Miracles

     Today’s Mass reading from the Gospel of St. John told of the miracle of the Loaves and Fishes:      After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased. …

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For The Masculine Readers Of Liberty’s Torch

     Has a woman ever betrayed you?      Has a woman you’ve cherished abandoned you?      Do you live with the inability to trust to this very day?      Then this is for you:      They think we do not value them.      They think their bodies are all that matter to us.      They …

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