"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Andrew Sullivan is putting the blog to bed. That's journalism speak for he's quitting.

No it's not.

That's not journalism speak.

I knew that.

But it is true, he's leaving the blog behind to spend more time actually doing something worthwhile.

I rarely ever read Andrew Sullivan* - but I know a lot of top notch bloggers who have.  He was a trailblazer.  A 'maverick'.  (I just said that.)

Seriously, I was going to quit blogging as well - all of my posts have been leading up to that final, special moment when I'd make the announcement.  Now Sullivan comes along and steals my thunder.  I think I know what he's really doing though... he's only announcing he will be quitting, writing: "I want to let you know I’ve decided to stop blogging in the near future."

What?  "In the near future."  Really?  Give me a break - I say the same thing all the time and soon traffic picks up again.  Not only does he steal my thunder, he steals my schtick.

Just kidding about Sullivan - he's big.  He's important.  I'm no one.  Nowhere man.  Andrew Sullivan is big.  Really big.  Huge.

No one cares what I say now.  So I've decided to stop blogging - in the near future.

Think of the rest of my posts as a very special, "Last Lecture".  You know, like the book ...


Song for this post here.

*Andrew Michael Sullivan is a British author, editor and blogger, resident in the United States. A former editor of The New Republic and the author or editor of six books, Sullivan is an influential blogger and commentator.


  1. Never heard of him.
    Is he an artist?

    1. haha! He's big. He's a writer located someplace in Washington. he's a got-to gay Catholic writer/journalist. He's very famous.

      (I carry on though, don't I? LOL!)

    2. SB 'go-to' not 'got-to'.

  2. I read you a lot more than Andrew Sullivan.

  3. I live in DC. I subscribe to the Washington Post. Yet I had to follow your link to find out he writes "The Dish", of which I have heard, so I know it's not about food or place settings.
    I'm with Mary Ann on this one.

  4. I'm embarrassed to admit this, but he was a hero of mine back when he edited the New Republic and began blogging. I was a neoconservative putz who hoped to find a place at the table in the incestuous nexus of academia, journalism and politics. That was fifteen years ago. He was a very talented writer/editor until his brain started to melt down about ten years ago. Some people have blamed it on his AIDS medication, which seems plausible to me.

  5. Terry - please consider keeping your blog going! You and Gabriel Blanchard at Mudblood are my two favourite Catholic bloggers - though I suppose I could add Fr. Robert Barron to that list, too if you count his stuff as blogging.

    While the three of you don't always exactly have the same perspective, you all have a real sense of the absoluteness of divine love, you firmly reject factionalism, gossip, and detraction; and are all rooted in the deeper Catholic spirituality.

    1. Thanks - I always threaten but seem to come back.

  6. yes, Keep blogging all of you who live your faith.
    I think that blogging Keep us preventing the risk of falling into radicalization or extremism, as sadly is part of our society today, and although it could also contribute to it and I have sometimes consider it a waste of time now I am amazed at the influence it has had on me personally to read the perspectives of others in matters of religion...and to examine my conscience so often when I get shocked or troubled or even euphoric about what I read

    1. Frequent examination of conscience - I do that too!

  7. But lets devote time also to pray the Rosary

  8. YOU're my 'go-to' person & like E above, never heard of the guy...don't care to ... and your town is more important than D.C., 'cuz that's where YOU are writing: it snows there...you have the same seasons as we Canadians do and you've got that genuine 'catholic sense' we look for on the situations you speak of, so blog-on.


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