Monthly Archives: October 2009

Over at CE

Ignorant of Theophilus is at Catholic Exchange this morning. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Short Short Story Saturday

Vampire stories are the rage, it’s Halloween, and I always got a small narcissistic kick out of this story. It ran in Gilbert Magazine about ten years ago . . . but the undead are timeless. Gothic Nihilism Jonathan had … Continue reading

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7 Jack-o-Lanterns

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More carvings

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Brews You Can Use: Halloween Edition

Top Ten List Looking for scary beers? Here’s a top ten list. Moorhoueses’ Pendle Witches Brew, Young’s Old Nick, Rogue’s Dead Guy, Fantôme’s Black Ghost, Great Lakes’ Nosferatu, Wychwood’s WychCraft, Alesmith Evil Dead Red, Reaper Deathly Pale Ale, New Holland’s … Continue reading

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Abbreviated Thursday

With the end of football (see post immediately below), I thought my life was about to shift to leisure mode: lots of time for reading, writing, and drinking. But no: parent-teacher conferences, out-of-town seminars, Halloween festivities. The . . . … Continue reading

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Final game

Final football game of the season tonight. Gorgeous evening, nice farmland background. On evenings like that, you’re glad to be a rural dweller. — Mobile post Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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From the Notebooks

A hazy picture is beginning to emerge in my mind. The picture is this: America, the Protestant Empire, has always been opposed to things Catholic. The opposition used to be explicit: the KKK hated Catholics and Jews, as well as … Continue reading

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Tuesday

Ignorant of Theophilus? “There’s more to sports than winning.” “It’s not about winning and losing.” “Winning isn’t the most important thing.” Those types of platitudes surround sports today, especially youth sports. And I have to admit: I don’t understand them. … Continue reading

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Cool Monday

Coolidge for President! I liked Reagan alright, but I wouldn’t say he was truly conservative. To find a truly conservative president, you have to journey all the way back to the 1920s. And no, I’m not talking about Hoover. Not … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

“Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.” Mother Teresa Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Brews You Can Use

Cheers My favorite TV show of all time: Cheers. Seinfeld also contends for the top spot, but I think I give the nod to Cheers (I thought The Office would give both of them a run, but it has quickly … Continue reading

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