31th Annual Chesterton Conference

31th Annual Chesterton Conference
Aug. 2-4, 2012, at the Silver Legacy Hotel (and Casino) in Reno, Nevada.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


If the Chillicothe society were still meeting, we'd probably talk about Chesterton's poem, Lepanto. Might even listen to Christopher Check's great CD about the battle. We'd get to hear him recite the poem, too. Remember Lepanto, Oct 7, 1571. One of the great battles you've never heard of.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Meetings Suspended Indefinitely

Since no one has attended the last 3 "meetings" of the Chillicothe Chesterton Society, there will be no further regularly scheduled meetings. I'll be more than happy to meet or talk with anyone about Chesterton and/or related topics, just give me a call or drop me an e-mail.

I'm thinking about trying to find some folks in Dayton, Columbus or Cincinnati who might be interested in reading and discussing Chesterton. I'll have a much larger population to try to draw from. Holding meetings in any of those locations would only mean an hour and a half drive once a month. That would be no problem.

Stay tuned for further developments.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Distributism, Where to Begin?

Here's a suggestion on how to get started in supporting the idea of Distributism. It's from The Distributist Review.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

November 17th Meeting to Feature "The Honor of Israel Gow"

Why not join us for our November meeting where we will be enjoying a viewing of Chesterton's Father Brown story, "The Honor of Israel Gow?"

From a guy named Geoff Prewett's web site:

The Honor of Israel Gow: The death of a nobleman is investigated by Father Brown and the now private investigator Flambeau. The piles of snuff, candles with no sticks, and the manuscripts with the name of God removed are not dark evil, but merely Israel Gow, who was promised all the gold in the house taking only and exactly what he was given.

Friday, October 22, 2010

October 20 Meeting

There were four of us at this month's meeting. As advertised, we listened to Christopher Check's "Lepanto: The Battle and the Poem." The talk is almost 75 minutes long, ending with a stirring recitation of Chesterton's poem Lepanto. Some of the folks took notes during what could easily be called a Mediterranean Catholic history lesson.

Dale Ahlquist's book was available for review.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

G.K. Chesterton is Author of the Month at St. Peter Parish

Here are the Chesterton books (top 2 shelves) currently in The Holy Family Library of St. Peter Parish. The collection of Chesterton works is just getting started. Eventually, the Library will have a full collection of Chesterton's Collected Works.

The books on the bottom 2 shelves are on loan for display purposes to The Holy Family Library from my library.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Uncommonsense Podcast 32, Chesterton and Public Schools

The Chillicothe Chesterton Society and I get a mention in the latest Uncommonsense Podcast by Nancy Brown. Click the start button on the Podcast icon to the left.