Author Archives: Randy Coleman-Riese

Some malady is coming upon us…

from T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral – Part 1 But mostly we are left to our own devices. And we are content if we are left alone. We try to keep our households in order; The merchant, shy and … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Virtual Via Dolorosa

By following the link in the image above we may experience the traditional Lenten reflection on the Stations of the Cross as depicted by Vonn Hartung in his beautiful paintings accompanied by Gregorian chant. It only takes 5 minutes to … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Viral Hegemonic Discourse

Over the past weeks it has been amazing to see how quickly our focus has shifted from what seemed at the time matters of urgent concern to another crisis of world altering dimensions. As we all hunker down and pray … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on A Viral Hegemonic Discourse

Preparation for Lent

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Preparation for Lent

Gil Bailie Interviewed on The Patrick Coffin Show

  Recently Patrick Coffin released on YouTube and his website an interview with Gil Bailie recorded in the Fall of 2019. For those who know and follow our work the 80 minute interview offers a kind of primer as Patrick … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Gil Bailie Interviewed on The Patrick Coffin Show

A Girard Christmas Card

This excerpt from the Hoover Institute’s Uncommon Knowledge series in which Peter Robinson interviews René Girard was recorded in 2010. We make it available at this time of year in celebration of the Christmas feast which also coincides with the … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , | Comments Off on A Girard Christmas Card

Where All the Beauty Came From….

The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing — to reach the Mountain, to find the place where all the beauty came from — my country … the place where I ought to have been born. Do … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Where All the Beauty Came From….

Reciprocity and the Gift

Isn’t Christmas mainly an economic stimulus program? While cynics see the crass commercialism of the Christmas gift giving season, and the sentimental are drawn to the stories of Santa and the reindeer, or the manger with its shepherds and angels … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , | Comments Off on Reciprocity and the Gift

Florilegium & Anthology

Thank you to those who have responded to our Fall Appeal so far! We are grateful to all who find our work worthy of support. In our annual appeal I listed a number of Gil Bailie’s earlier presentations that remain … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Florilegium & Anthology

Fall Newsletter and Appeal for Support

We are adding to the annual mailbox stuffing of Black Friday Sales and appeals for support from worthy causes. If you are on any of our mailing lists please be on the look out for the Cornerstone Forum’s yearly ‘begging … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged | 1 Comment