I (Don’t) Love New York

Full confession—and I’m still conflicted by this—I lived in New York City for five years. I know, I know, shocking. But with therapy, I’m recovering. What possessed Kay-Kay and me to pull up stakes from our beloved Virginia and move to NYC? Well, at the time it seemed...

Other Voices

I turned over my second book, Truly Are the Free, to the copy editor on Friday. That’s always a Highly Emotional Event, since it’s the moment one’s beautiful, finely crafted, and perfectly constructed literary stroke of genius gets turned into… a product. In the end,...

Men in Beards

I’m going to go all Thomist—as in Aquinas, not the Tank Engine— this week. Let us therefore turn to the matter of men and facial hair. It may be said that the material cause of beards and mustaches is that they are of the Natural Order of Things, that Nature dictates...

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