Note to My Readers: from mid-June to mid-August (6/18 - 8/20), I will be taking a summer break from posting new articles for my Thursday and Friday slots. This will only affect my Thursday series on the global growth of Christianity, and my Friday series, the "Theological Bestiary" of birds, both of which will resume in late August. During the summer, I'll be dusting off some of my best essays from the first few years of this blog (a decade ago), as well as my verse play "Thus Ends the World," and re-posting them in the Thursday and Friday slots. All other weekdays will continue to feature new material throughout the summer.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Quote of the Week

"Just as all things that come with the seasons have each its own proper season for recurring--the flowers in spring, the ears of corn in summer, the apple in autumn--so winter's fruit is conversation."

- Basil the Great, 4th-century church father

(Painting: "The Frost at Giverny," by Claude Monet, 1885) 

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