Writings by Cole Huffman


The Books List 2016

When else but 2016 to read Lorien Foote’s The Gentlemen and The Roughs: Violence, Honor, and Manhood in the Union Army ? He tells readers about a particular group of line officers dedicated to undermining every moral reform of their commanders. They called themselves—are you ready for this—the Independent Order of Trumps! Foote details a war within the Civil War, fought within regiments, over competing concepts of manhood, similar to the dueling cultural dynamics within the... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Dec 2 | 0 comments
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Taught to Abound

G. K. Chesterton believed gratitude was an issue for atheists enjoying sunsets. Who have they to thank for the evening sky aglow? Theists wanting to offer that up as a See! See! plausibility for God be warned: most atheists today shrug off Chestertonisms. They don’t necessarily believe gratitude has to be directed to anyone to be experienced. Who do I thank for designating October Pastor Appreciation Month? The creator is unknown to me though a web search turned up an interesting... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Oct 24 | 0 comments
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To Regret or Not to Regret

To make a regret, take a pound of mistaken notions. Thaw at room temperature then season to taste. Bake on high heat. Remove the dish without oven mitts. Get treatment for your burns. If revenge is the dish best served cold, regret is the experience of feeling you burned yourself but didn’t have to. Tattoo mistakes become Internet memes, and one is particularly karmic: “NO REGERTS” etched on some hapless forearm. Regret is an inky thing in its own way, indelible to... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Sep 7 | 0 comments
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