Approximately Forever Posts

My daughter Rose created a comic of Chapter 23 of Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. I am biased, naturally, but I find it moving. And now, with my…

Art

You can never laugh at a Jim Gaffigan joke the way you did the first time you heard it because you see the punchline coming. You’ll never be as scared…

Art

The image above is not Photoshopped. Read and be amazed.

Life

Human life cannot be formless. We live by patterns. We move in comradeships. Conformity is evil when it distorts, flattens, and erases fruitful ways, strong ideas, natural identities; it is…

Life

In his recent essay, Did Robert E. Lee Commit Treason?, Civil War historian Allen C. Guelzo discusses the Confederate surrender and its immediate aftermath. With the benefit of 20/20 hindsight,…

History