Monthly Archives: April 2010

Brews You Can Use

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Thursday

Goyette on Inflation Spring kid activities leave little time for anything except work and . . . spring activities. I get most of my exercise by walking to work, I get most of my ongoing education from podcasts while I … Continue reading

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Wednesday

Miscellany We talk about the “cradle to grave” welfare state, but I’ve applied that toward life’s underclass, those who get free lunches K-12, food coupons and welfare, Medicaid, etc. Mark Steyn points out that we are getting there for all … Continue reading

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Tuesday

Happy Up Americans are rich, make no doubt about it. But we’re not happy. “Joyless lottery winners” is how a writer for The New Yorker says about us in this nifty piece about recent eudemonistic research. A whole range of … Continue reading

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Monday

Comical Queeridity Archie Comics is going gay! The gay’s name is “Kevin.” But they’re not trying to normalize homosexuality or anything like that, not at all: “The strapping blond will defeat Jughead in a burger eating contest, win the affection … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

“[W]e must be active in all that the present moment demands of us, but in everything else remain passive and abandoned and do nothing but peacefully await the promptings of God.” de Caussade, Abandonment Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | … Continue reading

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Brews You Can Use

Dinner Beers My father waged a thirty-year battle in favor of beer. When he moved to our micropolitan area, it was understood that classy people didn’t drink beer. Everyone drank hard liquor. That was 1969. But he stuck to his … Continue reading

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No Blogging Thursday

I’m sorry, but I’m whipped. No blogging today. This little league baseball coaching is going to kill me . . . soon, if I’m lucky. Otherwise, I have two more months left. Did I find The Bad News Bears funny? … Continue reading

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Wednesday

Compost Land Last weekend, I ripped open the chicken-wired pile in my backyard and looked for compost. I’d been shoving my family scraps in the pile since December 2008, adding twigs, leaves, grass clippings and other matter at random. The … Continue reading

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Tuesday

Alien Life I’ve never ruled out alien life, but I lean toward the scoffing mode. This book review raises some interesting points on behalf of the E.T. searchers. “Modern man evolved as a species 100,000 years ago but began broadcasting … Continue reading

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Monday

Words and Aprons “It depends on what the meaning of the words ‘is’ is.” That’s Bill Clinton’s grand jury testimony during Monicagate. He has now come a long way, though: “What we learned from Oklahoma City is not that we … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

“There can be no pact with our defects and errors.” Francis Fernandez Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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