At any rate, one day, someone said there were some major changes taking place at TM and the next thing I know Zmirak is no longer writing for Crisis or a member of TM’s faculty. I’m not quite sure about my timeline, but I am quite sure his departure has at least something, if Paul is to be believed (and I have no reason not to) to do with his hell among the Traddy yearlings . . .I remember Zmirak really liking Sampo's TMC and describing it circa 2006 as "funky" (high praise in his idiom). Amusingly, press releases and blog items from Fahey's TMC regularly tout the less-than-a-decade-old "traditions" of the place -- and perhaps the manner in which Fahey's school relates to Sampo's proves Zmirak's point about the sort of conservatism or traditionalism that rears its head when a "Traddy" is given power over that of which he disapproves.
Elsewhere, Zmirak is being criticized by traditionalist Catholics for "denouncing" former associates. I don't particularly want to be on Zmirak's side in all this, but perhaps he ought to write a post with a timeline that begins with his arrival at TMC.