Rod Dreher

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The Fruits Of Ruthie’s Life

Today’s mail brought a package from some friends in another part of …

Posted March 5th, 2014

Still Life Of The Good Life

  I sat down in my armchair where I work these days, …

Posted March 4th, 2014

Story To Story, Family To Family

We talked earlier today about writing. This e-mail arrived this week. It’s …

Posted February 25th, 2014

The Awful Truth About The Writing Life

Here’s a long, meandering essay by Emily Gould, talking about the struggles …

Posted February 25th, 2014

Tom Wolfe On Writing

Marvelous, though too short, interview in The American Spectator with the great …

Posted February 24th, 2014

Stay Home. Write There.

Poet Sandra Beasley says that you don’t have to leave home and …

Posted January 30th, 2014

Cultural Catholics Vs. Observant Catholics

On Andrew Sullivan’s blog, I read the following quote from the poet …

Posted January 27th, 2014

The Book That Messed Me Up

Ben Atherton says that reading Dylan Thomas on the pleasures of being …

Posted January 2nd, 2014

The Rise & Fall Of Catholic Writing

In a powerful essay in First Things, the poet Dana Gioia despairs …

Posted December 6th, 2013

Yes, Editors, Because Writers Aren’t That Good

Micah Mattix is right: Most writers think their ideas are always wonderful …

Posted November 20th, 2013

You Don’t Want To Be A Writer

Probably not, says Jeremy Lott. Young people — “catechumens,” he calls them — …

Posted October 30th, 2013

Orthodoxy & The Power Of Words

A couple of you have sent me this interesting interview with the …

Posted October 22nd, 2013

Writing And ‘Real’ Life

My friend Michael Reneau is visiting us right now. We’d corresponded via …

Posted October 8th, 2013

Walker Percy, Writers, & The Advantages Of Place

From an interview with Walker Percy: You don’t consider yourself a Southern …

Posted September 10th, 2013

Can You Be Both Moral & A Conservative Journalist?

This came in the e-mail the other day, from somebody whose byline …

Posted September 9th, 2013

Idle Words Are The Devil’s Workshop

So says Alan Jacobs, in an essay that ought to be disturbing …

Posted September 3rd, 2013

Serenity And Wallace Stevens

Most of Wallace Stevens’s poetry I don’t understand. Some of it I …

Posted August 8th, 2013