If no one noticed before, it’s clear now that Russia has weaponized energy it its war on Ukraine. Europe has certainly taken notice; Russia cut off gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria and Germany is now taking steps to reduce its dependence on Russian gas. The war has injected a healthy dose of realism into Europe’s energy policy, writes Peter Cleppe at The Critic Magazine. That realism, however, hasn’t made its way across the Atlantic.
Author and speaker Randy Alcorn. Director of Eternal Perspectives Ministries, lost his wife Nanci last month after an extended illness. He writes about mourning her, but he reminds us all of what death is for the Christian: Dying is but going home.
E.C.R. Lorac (1894-1958) was a mystery novelist whose life and writing career spanned the Golden Age of Mystery. The British Library Crime Classics has republished some of her books, and editor Martin Edwards tells us they’ve gone a step farther with the well-known series. They’re publishing one of Lorac’s unpublished novels, the manuscript for which was recently found. It’s called Two-Way Murder.
More Good Reads
Writing and Literature
How to Write History While It’s Happening: Lessons from Tacitus – Richard Cohen at Literary Hub.
The Jovial Father and Tom Bombadil – C.R. Wiley at The Imaginative Conservative.
The Hard Stories of Katerine Peterson – Jessica Burke at Story Warren.
The Tower of Old London – Spitalfields Life.
War without end: Putin’s Syria model – David Smith at The Critic Magazine.
The fate of the Moskva: The sinking of the decaying Soviet-era warship symbolizes Russia’s military malaise – Peter Caddick-Adams at The Critic Magazine.
The World Order Reset: China’s Ukraine Catastrophe, the Rise of Trans-Atlantis, and a New Age of Power – N.S. Lyons at The Upheaval.
The Tale of Two Kingdoms – Greg Doles at Chasing Light.
Revitalising the West – Marc Sidwell at The Critic Magazine.
John and Amy’s Kitchen Table (and what it says about worship) – Stephen Mcalpine.
Words in the Dark – Kara Dedert at Tabletalk Magazine.
Dispelling Unbelief – Andrew Kerr at Gentle Reformation.
Counting Snails – Todd Wedel at Story Warren.
Proper Poetical Education – Peter Wayne Moe at The Millions.
Cold Pleasure – Curtis Yarvin at Imperial Melodies.
Life and Culture
Injured Parties: Considering the Wider Effects of Harmful Speech – Alan Jacob at The Hedgehog Review.
Come What May – We are Messengers
Painting: A young woman reading on a balcony, oil on canvas by Carl Schmitz-Pleis (1877-1943).