Monthly Archives: June 2006

Brews You Can Use

“A few choice wines for summer, and where to find them.” Courtesy of The Atlantic Monthly. Bonny Doon (whatta gay name; perhaps this Brews You Can Use wasn’t such a good idea) Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel Amador Zinfandel ZAP … Continue reading

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Three Stages

From a section dealing with E.F. Schumacher in Robert Inchausti’s Subversive Orthodoxy: In his 1957 talk “The Insufficiency of Liberalism,” Schumacher argued that there were three stages of human development: first was primitive religiosity, and then scientific realism. The third … Continue reading

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Misc.

A few random thoughts during this week of light blogging: *We exist in time and space. Prayer involves communication with that which transcends both. No wonder it’s difficult. *Prayer, existing outside time and space, resists both. It might be a … Continue reading

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Youth League Coaches

As my kids hit sports with a full stride, I’m noticing a problem that is as old as little league itself: coaches who favor their own children. In the past, it seems the problem existed, but it was more of … Continue reading

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The Big 5

The feature article in the current issue of Touchstone is worth checking out. My time is still limited this week, so I can’t comment much, but give it a click: There may be political explanations for the attractiveness of Catholic … Continue reading

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42% by Pius

According to this blog, Popes named Pius declared 42% of the Church Doctors. St. Athanasius (296-373)- Declared Doctor in 1568 by St. Pius V St. Hilary of Poitiers (315-367)- 1851 by Bl. Pius IX St. Gregory of Nasianzus (325-389)- 1568 … Continue reading

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Cash Lyrics

Since I quoted from his autobiography, I thought I’d reproduce a few of JR’s better lyrics. From one of my favorite late (1978) Cash songs, “Without Love”: Without love I am half human without love I’m all machine Without love … Continue reading

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Cash Auto

My wife bought me Johnny Cash’s autobiography as a Father’s Day present. I’ve been flipping through it. I was hoping for more information about his first wife, Vivian, but she supposedly asked Johnny to keep her out of his public … Continue reading

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PSA

Blogging will be light this week. I’ll be enjoying beer, books, beer, my family, and beer. I’ll plan on hitting the computer once or twice, but for the most part, this blog will be taking it easy for a few … Continue reading

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Beer Doesn’t Equal Illicit Activity

The hordes of beer-swilling men who have descended on Germany for the World Cup are proving a disappointment for the host nation’s sex workers, preferring to party in public rather than spend time with prostitutes. Chalk one up for the … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

A novice under a temptation which seemed to her insurmountable said: ‘This time I cannot rise above it–it is impossible.’ Therese replied, ‘Why do you try to rise above it? Pass beneath it quite simply. It is very well for … Continue reading

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Big Dress

This kind of self-obsessiveness transcends the greatest of bridezillas. This groom is in for a painful existence: A bride’s dress was so big it got stuck in the church door. Carly O’Brien’s 25 stone dress was 8ft wide and cost … Continue reading

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