My recent post on Dorothy Messenger as Saint said what I wanted to say but the formatting was clumsy. It was all my fault and indicative of my own aging and confusions and awkwardness. I had failed to take account of new Mac software recently installed. I made at least two mistakes in writing and posting: 1) I wrote the posting over a week of mistakes, re-writes, and 2) I intended posting it as a Blog but accidently hit the Essay/Writings post. When the text got posted many mistakes showed up and were uncorrectable by me. I haven’t made such mistakes before and my every effort to correct and repost failed. I was beset by the frustrations of aging! [The original has been updated and is formatted correctly now]
I have been surprised by the number of new subscribers whose names seem unfamiliar to me. Apparently some of you regular subscribers have been re-posting some writings on your own web-connections, which has encouraged a few to subscribe here. That is good!
It might be helpful to new subscribers for me to rehearse briefly the distinction between Blogs and Writings. Blogs are shorter pieces written largely about contemporary theology/church and politics. It might be worthwhile to scroll the list of Bogs. I would even recommend to my longtime subscribers to take a look at my writings, especially about Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age, and Sheldon Wolin’s 2008 book, Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism (Princeton).