some general thoughts

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I never stopped reading, but I did stop blogging. For almost ten months. I miss it, but I also miss having extra physical and mental energy, so there you have it. I'd like to return to blogging consistently but I don't know if that's possible, but in the meantime here's some miscellaneous reading goodness for you.

  • A new Credenda/Agenda Magazine is out! Because they formerly published solely through the generosity of donations, there was no print issue for the last two years. They were still posting new issues at, but there's nothing quite like holding an actual magazine in one's hands. From now on, the folks at Canon Press will publish each issue as though it is a separate book. You can sign up at This issue reminds me of what I've been missing the last few years. Some highlights include an interview with Tom Wolfe, an article by Peter Hitchens asking in the era of globalization, who is my neighbor, really? and general mocking of various follies. Welcome back, Credenda. You've been missed. 
  • Have you signed up for Goodreads yet? I particularly like the iPhone app for convenience. I use it to keep track of books I'd like to read, and I find other reader's reviews are helpful. Add me as a friend if you're curious what's on my list to read next.
  • Justin Taylor posted something intriguing which which makes me want to read Moby Dick, something which I find quite remarkable. You can read his blog post here.
Happy reading, friends!