A Walk Through the Valley of Death

By Charlie Johnston Greenwood, South Carolina – When I was in my early 30s a faction of “liberal” Republicans and Democrats on the County Board embarked on a lawfare campaign against landowners in Lake County, Illinois, the third-largest county in the state. It was also my home county. Their mouthpiece was a “Republican” who did […]

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Tremors

By Charlie Johnston Huntsville, Alabama – If you have been paying attention to the news the last week you know that Atlanta has blown, Memphis is getting ready to blow, and another mass public shooting happened at a dance studio in Monterey Park, a suburb of Los Angeles. While describing all Antifa and BLM-led burning, […]

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Shedding Spiritual Ballast

By Charlie Johnston Tumbling Shoals, Arkansas – On about half of my daily intentions, I have taken to asking relatives and friends of mine who are deceased to pray for me and those intentions. Of course, that does not assume they are in heaven, because I can’t know with certainty. However, my understanding is that […]

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The Rising Tide

By Charlie Johnston “There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their lives is bound in shallows and in miseries.” -William Shakespeare (from Julius Caesar)   (While on the road, I am going to try adding a dateline to my […]

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The Changing of the Guard

By Charlie Johnston As I write this, there have been 11 ballots for Speaker of the House – with no winner in sight. Though I think it will be settled by the weekend, I am glad this is happening. Modern Democrats don’t care much about policy, only power. As former Congressman Dick Armey once said, […]

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Joseph’s Way (2022)

(At Mass tonight, children performed the Christmas Story from the Gospel of Luke, Unexpectedly, it seriously choked me up. When I was a kid, Mom and Dad would wake us up around midnight, then we would sit on the floor around the tree and Dad would read the Christmas story from Luke. Then Mom would […]

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Scenes Through the Looking Glass, Part II

By Charlie Johnston Modern society is characterized by malicious absurdity run by disreputable lowlifes with laughable pretensions. Thus far the Twitter Files have confirmed that the establishment media, Democratic Party, and the US Justice Dep’t. have, indeed, been collaborating to censor ordinary Americans on purely political grounds, lied repeatedly, and worked to destroy the lives […]

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The Pivot of Civilization

(On this Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception, I repeat this story I wrote on my pilgrimage. Reading it again, I cried. It takes a few years before you can read a story you wrote from the perspective of actual reader rather than some weird sort of technician. My friends, God has a plan – […]

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