Monthly Archives: July 2009

Brews You Can Use

Tribute to the Fallen Sometimes, bloggers go out of the way to do something great. That’s what this guy did: Twenty beers we can no longer drink. The prose isn’t great, but the sentiment is and so are the pictures. … Continue reading

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Wednesday Miscellany

Twitter Tide turning against the Fed? Let’s hope: “[A] new Gallup poll shows that Americans are turning against the Federal Reserve, with just 30 per cent saying the agency is doing a good job. 35 per cent rate the job … Continue reading

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From the Notebooks

I started to write a book a few years ago. The working title: That Politically Incorrect Institution. It was supposed to be a pithy look at Church history and its ways of regularly defying political pigeon-holes. I never finished it, … Continue reading

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Monday Musings

Boys Will be Boys? My son has little interest serving at Mass anymore . He’s just turned 13 and wants to be a priest, but whereas he used to love to serve, now he does so reluctantly and only out … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

“We can find a broad field for living mortification in our daily work–not putting people down, working with intensity, carrying out our tasks with a spirit of service.” Francis Fernandez Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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BYCU

Redneck Stuff I thought I’d heard every redneck joke under the sun, then last week while I was in Alaska, a friend sent a batch of new ones. Since some of them revolve around drinking, and I’m busier than a … Continue reading

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Kindness and Twitter

Kind Me One of the neatest online articles I’ve read all year: Good Times: What’s the use in being kind? A host of benefits, it turns out. I read two highly-interesting asides (“There’s an entire blog devoted to former readers … Continue reading

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The Little Arts

Talk is Not Cheap Ludwig van Beethoven once explained to Johann Goethe that the artist is a great man deserves reverence. To illustrate his point, and to Goethe’s flabbergasted astonishment, Beethoven crossed his arms and rudely walked through a group … Continue reading

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The Return Eudemon

North to Alaska I’m not a well-traveled man. I’ve never been to any continent besides North America, and when I turned 42, I hadn’t even traveled to the western United States (a trip to Minneapolis for a Chesterton Conference and … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

“Worry, fear, and cowardice arise when prayer weakens.” Francis Fernandez Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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BYCU: Essay Edition

The Joy of Drinking St. George he was for England, And before he killed the dragon He drank a pint of English ale Out of an English flagon. For though he fast readily In hair-shirt or in mail, It isn’t … Continue reading

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Essay

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