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OldWorldSwine
NW Arkansas, USA
Artist, Husband & Father.
Interests: fine art, catholic faith, brewing, cheese making, hilaire belloc, hiking, camping, bread baking, g.k. chesterton, j.r.r. tolkien, c.s. lewis and other dead british guys... old movies, pipe smoking
Recent Activity
I had a pretty decent full time gig in 2008. Then the economy went south, and sure enough, within a year the company I worked for had downsized my department from 12 people to 3. Then to 2, when I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2013 at Old World Swine
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SPOILER ALERT!! If you have not seen the movie Life Is Beautiful, for Pete's sake, stop reading now! Life is Beautiful is a powerful film, wholly original, hilarious, confounding, heartbreaking and life-affirming. One of our family's favorites. A fellow Chesterton... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2013 at Old World Swine
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No, there is too much... let me sum up; The influence of the great European art academies on Western art in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries really cannot be adequately expressed. Their influence is still strongly felt (though unconsciously). The forerunners of the academies began during the Renaissance, but... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2012 at Mr. Jones' Senior Discount Art Blog
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Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another. - G. K. Chesterton Since September 4th of this year, I've had the privilege of being the art instructor for the stupendously amazing 9th-12th... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2012 at Old World Swine
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Greetings, Chesterton Academy Seniors (and visitors), and welcome to Mr. Jones' Senior Discount Art Blog! Wait... not that kind of senior. I like to think of this as a handy place to pile up all the Senior Art Studio & History material that won't fit on my vintage 1980s metal... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2012 at Mr. Jones' Senior Discount Art Blog
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Okay. (Deep breath) Some of you may be aware of this already, but many may not; in a few weeks, I'll be joining the faculty of the Chesterton Academy in Minneapolis as their teacher of art. Huzzahs all around!! We... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2012 at Old World Swine
Dear Planned Barrenhood, It's not that I don't appreciate the time we've spent together, but I've grown and matured and I am moving on with my life. It's not you, it's me... even though, yeah, to be honest, I was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2012 at Old World Swine
Ew-w-w-w-w-w... From BioEdge - Is it morally wrong to take a life? Not really, say bioethicists; In view of well-publicised organ shortages, transplant surgeons are eager to increase the number of available organs. Yeah, I'll bet. [T]he dead donor rule... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2012 at Old World Swine
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It's Jimmy Akin's fault I ever began blogging, or looking at blogs. That was - holy cow - back in 2005! I posted at JimmyAkin.Org for a while, and in 2007 I started Old World Swine and began posting very... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2011 at Old World Swine
For Scott Walters. This is the beginning of the only argument against homosexuality that I know of, Scott. It's about what used to be pretty commonly known as natural law, or simply "reason". The exercise begins by imagining that someone... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2011 at Old World Swine
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As you may have noticed, I've been in a very eccentric blogging orbit for some time, and so I fall behind on important news and events in the lives of a lot of people I admire. Jeff Hendrix (also widely... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2011 at Old World Swine
I was asked recently what Christians, especially in America, seem to spend so much of their time thinking and complaining about homosexuality. This was my off-the-cuff response; The acceptance of homosexuality is right now the leading edge of the promotion... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2011 at Old World Swine
Okay, according to the Women of Grace website, Senior Class President Obama has declared June to be "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month". Can someone explain why Zoophiles were so glaringly left out? What goes on between a man... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2011 at Old World Swine
Paul and Melinda Hamling of Grumpton, Vermont have upset family, friends an neighbors by refusing to specify or confirm their child's species. Now about two (in human years) the youngster reportedly sometimes chooses to be taken in a stroller, and... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2011 at Old World Swine
Okay, this isn't really about Chaos Theory, I'm just taking note of a headline in the UK's Mail Online; Global Warming Theory in Chaos! (Hat tip to Jen Pierce on Facebook) What great fun it would be to write headlines... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2011 at Old World Swine