Monthly Archives: February 2009

Brews You Can Use

This might be a 2009 first: Drinking while writing BYCU. I used to do it regularly. Truth revealed: in the early days, BYCU was normally written after a few hours at the drinking club or, at a minimum, a few … Continue reading

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The Post-Christian Age?

Have we really entered the Post-Christian Age . . . or do few Christians recognize Ash Wednesday that, for all practical purposes, it doesn’t exist anymore, except as a weird-looking symbol on some people’s foreheads? I have five children that … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday Miscellany

When you fast, do not put on gloomy faces, like the hypocrites do. “Today God asks us also for a rather special mortification which we offer up cheerfully . . .” (Francis Fernandez). Those are hard words, knowing I’ll be … Continue reading

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Looting Bush

I listened to a fascinating podcast at Lew Rockwell yesterday: Russ Baker on The Looting Bush Family. Baker has written a polemic against the Bushes. The book’s basic premise: the Bush family has been exercising undue influence behind the scenes … Continue reading

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The Sign of the Coward

“A brave man is also patient.” Thomas Aquinas. Those two chairs—bravery and patience—don’t go together in most people’s intellectual living room, but if you consider them for a few minutes, you see they match. What prompts impatience? The fear of … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

“Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe, to know what he ought to desire, and to know what he ought to do.” St. Thomas Aquinas Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | … Continue reading

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Received in an Email

In honor of the mother of the octuplets, Denny’s is offering a new breakfast meal called the Octo-Slam. You get fourteen eggs, no sausage, and the guy next to you has to pay the bill!! Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit … Continue reading

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Brews You Can Use

A real lady’s man, there. Men will say just about anything to get a beer. Let’s see, there’s also “I’ll give you a thousand bucks if you get me a beer,” and “I’ll stop making fun of your father’s erotic … Continue reading

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A Catholic Blog?

How Catholic is this blog? I asked myself that question yesterday morning. My wife called me to say that she thought the Sirius Radio appearance on the Catholic Channel went well. We chatted for awhile and then I blurted out, … Continue reading

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Stimulus Question

So, the stimulus package is now law. Create lots of money and lots of debt and create prosperity. But one question: If that’s the way to prosperity, why aren’t all countries wealthy? Even the poorest countries have access to a … Continue reading

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From the Notebooks

I took my wife to see “Taken” last night (recommended, but not great), and I have the Sirius interview in just a little while, so blogging time is at a premium. For today, just this FtN: * * * A … Continue reading

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Tuesday Miscellany

How much more understanding do we need? A suburban Buffalo man who founded a cable TV station to promote better understanding of Muslims in the U.S. has been arrested on charges he beheaded his wife. __________ Sirius Radio Subscribers: I’ll … Continue reading

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