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1. The idea that being grown up = not having a sense of wonder at things, especially simple things, is a lie to resist with whatever strength you can summon.
2. It's better to be stylish than to be fashionable.
3. With regard to fashion, one ought to treat black as an accent color.
4. Priests when preaching on the Blessed Virgin Mary should avoid analogizing her to our birth mothers and instead preach on her own virtues and love for us.
5. The 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are the greatest American contribution to religion.
6. Lemon meringue pie is best dessert.
7. Monastic theology and spirituality need to be known better, particular by Latin Catholics who have a tendency toward legalism.
8. One should read the Rule of St. Benedict rather than J. Peterson's 12 Rules
9. Poverty is the handmaiden of chastity.
10. Eros is not identical to sexual desire.
11. The sonnet is the best poetic form.
12. Stars are best seen in a dark sky.
13. Anyone who aspires to be a leader in business, politics, or nonprofit charity should read Joseph Conrad's "Nostromo"
14. Anyone talks about an "ideal" size in womenswear is full of shit. The only ideal size is that which fits an individual woman's body.
15. Josquin des Prez > Palestrina
16. It's objectively good to skip school/call in sick to work in order to spend a day looking at paintings.
17. When you're having a bad day one of the best things you can do to improve your spirit is to read "Renascence" by Edna St. Vincent Millay.
18. Thomas Eakins is the first American painter.
19. The contemplative life is the erotic life par excellence.
20. Tempting as it is, artists should not sleep with their muses.
21. Standardized testing should be replaced in part by poetry memorization/recitation.
22. Making out during a thunderstorm is one of the best experiences you can have in the temporal order.
23. Dutch still lifes are the visual depiction of Ecclesiastes.
24. The three most humanizing books (non-poetry!) I've read are: "The Long Loneliness" by Dorothy Day, "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison, and "Man's Search for Meaning" by Victor Frankl
25. The French are so greatly appealing because they simultaneously embody Latin sensuality and northern dread and anxiety.
26. Lou Reed is the Baudelaire of rock 'n roll.
27. Brian Eno's "Music for Airports" is the best album of the 1970's.
28. Validly-baptized Protestants, metaphorically speaking, worship in side altars of the Universal Church.
29. Bernard of Clairvaux is unjustly neglected and Pius XII was right to encourage the faithful to become acquainted with him when he issued "Doctor Mellifluus" (issued this day in 1953!)…
30. Our society is structurally oriented toward making us lonely and afraid and insecure. Art, poetry, music, liturgy, and a robust understanding of friendship and mutual support all serve to combat those tendencies.
31. Creating an electronics-free area in one's dwelling is good discipline for cultivating a spirit of prayerfulness, peace, and silence in an otherwise cacophonous world.
32. Bob Dylan is the best Bob Dylan cover artist.
33. Experiencing heartbreak and sorrow is what it means when you read that you will have a heart of stone removed and replaced with a heart of flesh.
34. Atomic weapons and the pill are the 20th century's two most diabolical innovations.
35. François Villon is history's first gangsta rapper.
36. You're dear and beautiful and unrepeatable. Don't ever forget it.
37. Phones & iPads should remain stowed away and ignored during dinner.
38. Atheism, too, is divided into denominations.
39. Cephalopods are at or near the top of the list of wonders of the natural world.
40. I will resist getting a smartphone for as long as humanly possible.
41. Two of the most mentally satisfying things are small things contained within larger like things (e.g. matryoshka dolls) and things which signify their contents (e.g. a maple syrup bottle shaped like a maple leaf).
42. Compare and despair.

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