Monthly Archives: October 2008

The Haunted Pub

A second installment of Brews You Can Use. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Brews You Can Use

Best site I found this week: Bum Wine. Thunderbird, Mad Dog. Enlightening and entertaining stuff. Sample: Night Train is all business when it pulls into the station. All aboard to nowhere – woo wooo! The night train runs only one … Continue reading

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Best Election Blog Post of 2008

Four ways Obama will raise taxes on those making less than $250,000. Excerpt: The first loophole was easy to find: Senator Obama doesn’t “count” allowing the Bush tax cuts to lapse as a tax increase. Unless the cuts are re-enacted, … Continue reading

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October 28th Bites

Save on pumpkins. __________ What are people wearing this year for Halloween? Forbes breaks it down: Palin, Obama, McCain, Joe the Plumber, Speedo Phelps. __________ Also from Forbes: How to treat the children more healthily. Give me a break, Forbes. … Continue reading

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From the Notebooks

Why I Don’t Know What I Am Conservative? Liberal? Republican? Democrat? Libertarian? Is it me, or is it a topsy-turvey political scene out there? I can’t look at any group and say, “I think like they do.” I can look … Continue reading

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Schizoid Catholics

Adulterer behind me, adulterer in front of me. Both freshly unrepentant. All three of us at Mass to celebrate First Communion with our sons. My distaste for American Catholicism spiked at that Mass, but it started long before, back before … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

“If we indulge ourselves in vain, frivolous, or sinful speculations, our minds become incapable of choosing what is most proper for mortifying our disorderly affections.” Lawrence Scupoli Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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No Blogging Saturday

Relief is at hand. My son’s last marching band performance was eight days ago, my daughter’s last home volleyball game five days ago, my two sons’ last football games today. After this, I have a few weeks of reprieve before … Continue reading

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Brews You Can Use

Making the best out of bad situations: A team of researchers at Rice University in Houston is working to create a beer that could fight cancer and heart disease. Taylor Stevenson, a member of the six-student research team and a … Continue reading

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From the Notebooks

“It is vain and useless to conceive either grief or joy for future things, which perhaps shall never come to pass. But it is in human nature to be deluded with such imaginations.” The Imitation of Christ, Book 3, Chp. … Continue reading

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From the Notebooks

I may have been hungover while writing this entry in 2004. Good luck: If you hear a purported absolute truth and it doesn’t involve a paradox, you can assume you hear heresy. The tradition of Western philosophy to find an … Continue reading

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From the Notebooks

From 2002 The coming of the sixth child has been the harshest for us to accept. We finished the addition to our house a year ago, and we consider the house absolutely perfect for our seven-person family. On a scale … Continue reading

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