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    Conan
    August 26, 2016

    On Saturday, Hillary Clinton will receive her first official intelligence briefing as a candidate. Officials plan to tell Hillary about threats to U.S. cybersecurity such as Russia, China, and her.

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    Fallon

    “Hollywood Medium” star Tyler Henry says that his psychic abilities help him on dates, because he can always tell if there’s going to be a second date or not. Which raises the question: If you are psychic, why would you even bother showing up for a bad first date?

    Astronaut Jeffrey Williams just set the U.S. record for most days in space, reaching the milestone of 521 days. It’s less of an accomplishment after NASA admitted they sort of forgot he was up there.

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    Friday

    Hopelessly behind in life and office, so no time for blogging today. Just this quip to keep in mind as you try to live Escriva’s injunction to make life more pleasant for others while drinking with them this weekend:

    “Never make people laugh. If you would succeed in life, you must be solemn, solemn as an ass. All the great monuments are built over solemn asses.” Thomas Corwin

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    Meyers
    August 25, 2016

    Ryan Lochte is reportedly in talks to join the cast of “Dancing with the Stars.” Wow, I knew he was in legal trouble, but I didn’t know we were already at the sentencing phase.

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    Thursday

    Dorothy Day

    One of those passages worth pondering: “One of the troubles with love is that it gets buried in the debris of life.” Dorothy Day

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    Wednesday
    August 24, 2016

    Miscellaneous Rambling

    Ceiling. TrastevereSeeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity by Nabeel Qureshi. He was interviewed by Al Kresta on Monday. I learned a fair amount. Among other things, he believes jihad is here to stay.

    Ceiling. TrastevereHe also said some first-century Jews understood the godhead as a plurality . . . like the Trinity. They’ve since abandoned it, of course, but due to certain influences from the Old Testament (“Elohim” is plural), some Jewish thinkers had already started thinking God might consist of more than one person.

    Ceiling. TrastevereReceived in an email from a TDE reader: “I recently learned that my late uncle buried giant potatoes in his garden, then “dug them up” in front of his joke-targets. Also super-glued extra ears of corn to stalks.”

    Ceiling. TrastevereThe same reader sends these sobering lyrics from “Rush”: “Summer’s going fast, nights growing colder/Children growing up, old friends growing older/Freeze this moment a little bit longer/Make each sensation a little bit stronger/Experience slips away.” Few things make me more melancholy than the end of the school year and end of summer. These lyrics brought it home.

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    Meyers
    August 23, 2016

    A man in Texas last week rode his horse into a Taco Bell restaurant — but, weirdly, he left alone.

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    Tuesday

    My favorite Evelyn Waugh quote. If memory serves, he was explaining how he could be both a devout Catholic and such an unpleasant individual:

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    Monday
    August 22, 2016

    Miscellaneous Rambling

    Ceiling. TrastevereThe vegetable gardening dopamine find of the year: potato harvesting. This is the first year that I’ve grown potatoes, and I’ve just started “digging my hills.” Well, I am digging ’em: shovel out dirt, kneel down, look for potatoes. When you find one, you get that little rush that keeps kids gaping at the video screen for hours.

    Ceiling. Trastevere“Dang it, Eric,” you say. “Don’t leave us hanging. What kind of potato did you grow?” The answer: two kinds. Green mountain and blue. I haven’t eaten the blue yet, but the green mountain are excellent.

    Ceiling. Trastevere
    The Tao of Vegetable Gardening Woman, Carole Depp, turned me onto the virtues of potatoes. I long declined to grow them simply because they’re so cheap to buy and high in starch (and low in vitamins). Depp pointed out neither is true: if you grow rarer varieties that cost a lot in specialty stores. Hence my decision to grow the green mountain and blue. Added bonus: The woman who gardens next to me at the community gardens grows potatoes, so she gave me helpful hints throughout the year.

    Ceiling. TrastevereReceived in a text Saturday night: “I see some dude won the women’s 800 meter olympics gold. Between that and the acceptance of sharia law in America after the death of Scalia, women should be irrelevant within a decade.”

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    August 19, 2016

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