My gracious and lovely youngest daughter endured the natural discomfort of being seen in public with her father long enough to see the latest Harry Potter movie. it was an enchanting move (pun intended). This episode, like all of them, is shot-through . . . Continue reading →
One of the creepier aspects of both Romanist and Pentecostalist piety is their virtually indistinguishable credulity about alleged “miracles.” I use the pejorative adjective intentionally because, at bottom, despite the formal differences between them, both are peddling magic and superstition and that’s . . . Continue reading →
Americans love a comeback story. Americans also love magic. Sometimes the two converge as they did in the Ted Williams story. He was a radio announcer, with a great voice, who became a drunk and a drug addict.