"The world is not a lodging-house at Brighton, which we are to leave because it is miserable. It is the fortress of our family, with the flag flying on the turret, and the more miserable it is the less we should leave it."
-G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
This here blog is a glimpse or two or three at the condition of the 'fortress of our family' through the eyes Timothy Goddard, a Christian writer with an unhealthy interest in politics living in the Puget Sound area.
Meeting Rich Lowry Tonight I went to a debate between Rich Lowry, editor of National Review and NRO Corner contributer and David Corn, editor of The Nation. It was a great debate. It's doubtful that anyone had their mind changed, but it was just a good, solid and fun debate.
Even better, though, was that The Big Trunk from Powerline set up a little shin-dig afterwards at a local brewery, where about 20 of us Corner-readers got together and talked up Rich. As The Big Trunk notes in his post on the evening, "Rich stayed until midnight, answering every question and indulging every whim. Suffice it to say that he is a fine person in addition to the other outstanding attributes we can deduce he possesses from his journalism."
I think the whim he's referring to is when I asked Rich to sign my Styrofoam pizza box. That pizza box is, unfortunately, the only visual reminder I have of the get-together, as I am a terrible blogger and forgot to bring my digital camera.
I'm now considering starting a collection of greasy objects signed by conservative commenators. Perhaps a Krispy Kreme box signed by George Will, or a Big Mac wrapper signed by Dinesh D'Souza?