“The poet speaks to all men of that other life of theirs that they have smothered and forgotten.” Dame Edith Sitwell We were at a restaurant in the city of Pittsburgh the other night, and I happened to glance over at the bar. A person sitting there caught my eye: an elderly woman reading a book, breaking her reading only…
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“It is presently de rigueur to claim that Catholicism thirty-odd years ago was repressive, hidebound and frightening, but I found in it great richness and an abundance of people who made me laugh.” Alice Thomas Ellis (b. 1932- d. 2005) from Serpent on the Rock, 1995 •2005 article from Crisis Magazine titled, Unexplained Laughter: The Life and Work of…