Author Darcy Ireland

7 entries

De humilitate Sanctae Crucis (The Humility of the Holy Cross)

"God is like a spectator at a chariot race; He watches the action the charioteers perform, but this does not cause them." - J.E. Watts on Boethius, Introduction to 'De consolatio philosophiae.' A crisp, cool rush of wind greeted me as I descended from the bus that safely brought me to the cozy city of Worcester...

De caritate Sanctae Crucis (The Charity of the Holy Cross)

"If you see charity, you see the Trinity." - Augustine, De trinitate ('On the Trinity') VIII. 8. 12. If I were to use the word 'overwhelming' to describe my initial reaction to seeing, and experiencing, the cavernous and never-ending interior of the Dunkin' Donuts Center in downtown Providence that unusually...

A Lesson in Phonetics

The chore of recollecting the Sunday afternoon clash between the visiting Black Bears of Orono, Maine, and the hosting Rams of Kingston, Rhode Island, could plausibly be condensed into a single quote, taken from a fellow witness, who implicitly granted permission to make his opinion of the affair known: "You...

A Stroll Through the City of Brotherly Love

The seemingly never-ending waves of frigid winds bombarded me. The icy fingers of Lady Winter perpetually continued to gently move across my severely chapped hands and determined face. Yet, ...

'Fire of Fire'

Typically, I'd like to think that twenty and a trillion thoughts race through my mind on an arbitrarily-chosen day. That Saturday afternoon, which is now a mere memory in the back of my ...

The Big Mean Green

The innocuous look on the face of the young man did a noble job hiding his true emotions that crisp Friday evening. As he was pacing toward the entrance of a large cathedral of a building nestled amongst what appeared to be a distinguished college campus, no words were necessary to express what his face did not...

On the Brink of Purity

"When arrogance appears, disgrace follows, But wisdom is with those who are unassuming." - Proverbs 11.2; from Kethuvim One rainy Friday evening, in a cozy gymnasium in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a significant and noble affair was playing its course. The Tigers of Princeton University had travelled northward to...

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One Beautiful Season

1BS weaved the history of mid-major college basketball together with stories from the 2009-10 season, culminating in Butler's epic run to the National Championship game. Now it's available as a free download: PDF in the original 592-page book layout with all photos and graphics, or ePub format for electronic reading devices.