Category: Society

Out of the Chaos

As an avid reader of ESPN.com, I was interested to read this article on former University of Florida quarterback Danny Wuerffel’s intent to rebuild the Desire Street Ministries, the non-profit ministry he left football to serve. Bill Curry, the author,...

/ September 15, 2005

A Wedding Homily

Dr. John Mark Reynolds has posted the homily from our wedding on his blog–I was planning to also make it the first post for me as well. In essence, Dr. Reynolds said for our wedding exactly what I had been...

/ July 19, 2005

Lessons from Robert Horry, aka “Big Shot Bob”

Those who missed last night’s NBA finals game missed quite a fight. When the dust cleared at the Palace in Auburn Hills, Mich., though, the San Antonio Spurs stood victorious with veteran Robert Horry leading the way. Horry scored five...

/ June 20, 2005

Is buying a house the best financial move?

A Torrey Honors alumnus, Micah Snell, posted this interesting piece in an online forum arguing that in many circumstances the conventional wisdom of taking out a large loan for a house might not be wise at all. His blog can...

/ June 6, 2005

On the Quill

Mark Olson at Pseudo-Polymath offers this reflection on the virtues of the quill: A good fountain pen has finely engraved metal, is machined to fine tolerances, and writes smoothly and well. I still find it amazing for instance, that the...

/ February 25, 2005

Beltre Blues

He’ll be wearing a different shade this season. The Mariners just spent a lot of money–more money on one player than ever before in club history. Cure-all? Who knows. And now for something completely different: Wish Beethoven a happy birthday...

/ December 16, 2004

Mr. Willingham Goes to Washington

The excommunication of Tyrone Willingham from the “Football Papacy” came as a surprise to many in the sports world. Notre Dame’s decision further tarnished a rapidly fading image. Now Willingham comes to Washington, hopefully to restore respect and integrity to...

/ December 12, 2004

A Man among us…

Not “That” Man. This man. 6 innings on a pieced together ankle in what was possibly his last World Series start (this year). Gutsy. Just plain gutsy. It’s amazing to see a pitcher who won’t let his team lose, as...

/ October 24, 2004
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About Mere O

Welcome to Mere Orthodoxy. We are a group of moderately literate, conservatively oriented college-aged guys interested in narcissistically opining on issues of faith, culture, literature, history, or whatever else suits our fancy. No topic is out of bounds. We endeavor...

/ April 13, 2004