Monthly Archives: August 2008

Something for Sunday Morning

“Love is the measure by which we shall be judged.” St. John of the Cross Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Saturday

I’m pretty sure this one was taken at Augusta during the Martha Burke protests at the Master’s a few years ago: Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Brews You Can Use

A Mexican business owner’s association has objected to the marketing of a beer named after a legendary outlaw known as the “patron saint” of drug traffickers. The Los Mochis Area Business Owners’ Association blasted the Minerva Brewery in Guadalajara, Mexico, … Continue reading

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Another Chapter from Beer Man

Roy was sitting on the front porch, reading books by some obscure writers from early twentieth century England. Laughing and making notes in the margins. Patrick was tending to the little garden that occupied the entire side yard. It was … Continue reading

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Lincoln Steffens, I Think

I’ve seen the future and it works. Pictures of Russia in that future. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Wednesday Light

Leno on the DNC: “At the Democratic Convention in Denver, both Bill and Hillary Clinton will be speaking . . . not to each other, of course . . .” Letterman: “Joe Biden is Barack Obama‚Äôs running mate. Nothing says … Continue reading

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Stoic Tuesday

Beautiful: Parts of a giant, exquisitely-carved marble sculpture depicting the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius have been found at an archaeological site in Turkey. I wrote the Christian’s Stoic Handbook, but couldn’t find any publishers. In it, I wrote about Aurelius: … Continue reading

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Bad Writing Monday

China wins: 223-220. We finished just two dropped batons behind. __________ One of the most knowledgeable writers I’ve ever met sent the following story from The Associated Press. Boys and girls, study close the italicized phrases as great examples of … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

“Love in practice is a harsh and dreadful thing compared to love in dreams.” Dostoyevsky Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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The Weekend Eudemon

Two days left: China 205, USA 201. We’re playing for gold in water polo and male/female basketball and volleyball, plus I’m optimistic they can hold onto the baton in the 400-meter relay. China will win gold in ping pong. Of … Continue reading

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Brews You Can Use

Alka-Seltzer has a (new?) product that is designed to combat hangovers: Wake-Up Call. It’s a combination of aspirin and caffeine. I rarely have hangover problems any more, but I might keep some on hand if I find it on sale. … Continue reading

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Olympic Thursday

Far out: May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh won their second consecutive gold medal in beach volleyball Thursday, playing through a steady and sometimes driving rain to beat China in straight sets and extend their winning streak to 108 matches in a … Continue reading

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