Author Archives: Tomas

About Tomas

Catholic. Texan. Philistine. Teacher.

Some Comments on Metaphysics and Societies

I’m a big fan of Ross Douthat. In matters prudential, we’re often on opposing sides (I’m crazier), but he, better than a lot of Conservative Catholics™, is willing to inhabit the confusing existential crisis zone where one recognizes that modernity … Continue reading

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The New Segregation(s) and the Path of Evangelization

So this is going to take a tortuous path. My brain works weird. But in nutshell, we’re discussing this: And how to uncomfortably make it out alive. Let’s begin. For one reason or another I’ve been watching the recent brouhaha … Continue reading

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Comments On: A Wizard of Earthsea

I’ve read A Wizard of Earthsea before. I knew I had at least attempted to, but not until I finished the short book did I recognize that I’ve definitely read this before. Certain scenes came out of the mist of … Continue reading

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Comments on Science Fiction

Jon Mollison discusses a Podcast about Science Fiction by the SETI institute. He’s very right to point out the bias here – emphasizing the Campbellian Trinity, leftist leanings, and a penchant for the boring stuff (though I’m not so harsh … Continue reading

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Review: Spacehounds of IPC

E.E. Doc Smith has been on my radar for a while. Considered the father of Space Opera with admirers like Heinlein, Lucas, and Strazynski and a major writer in the pulps, he seemed to perfectly fit the niche I’m currently … Continue reading

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Comments on Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson

It took me a good while to get through Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson. With it’s climax occurring in Pentecost, it’s fitting that I finally finished it during the Octave. An apocalyptic tale, Benson envisions a world … Continue reading

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Comments on Wonder Woman, Part III: Elevation of the Genre

So Wonder Woman balances realism and heroism and it manifests a truly feminine feminism. It also elevate the whole superhero genre. I will be the first defender of superhero movies as more than just mindless action. From Nolan’s Batman to … Continue reading

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