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    Archive for April, 2010

    Brews You Can Use

    Friday, April 16th, 2010

    I Need a Drink The baseball season is only four days old, and I’m already burned out. My son’s appearance at the plate last night would’ve driven me to a big bottle, but I was still vomiting from the spectacle. You ever work on something for twenty hours, then see it revert to ground zero […]

    Thursday

    Thursday, April 15th, 2010

    Stream of Consciousness Tax Day. Give the federal government the single-finger salute. * * * * * Hoo hoooo! Happy days are here again. “Better days here? Economic rebound gains strength.” Ah, but crap: “George Soros delivered a stark warning last night that the financial world is on the wrong track and that we may […]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

    Received in an Email A Harley biker is riding by the zoo in Washington, DC when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion’s cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the collar of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents. The biker […]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

    Flannery “Do you really think Flannery O’Connor was a great writer? She’s such a Roman Catholic.” A moron actually asked that moronic question back in 1972 when O’Connor posthumously received the National Book Award. But she has weathered the decades and her popularity is growing, as evidenced by this good review-essay in Commentary . * […]

    Monday

    Monday, April 12th, 2010

    Little League to Uchitel Strap on your boots and get ready to run. Little League starts this week, and I’m the coach. Between today and June 30th: 29 games, practices, and coaches meetings. And that’s just one kid. I have four other kids in four different soccer leagues, and I have a son in a […]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, April 11th, 2010

    “In the face of the apparent failure of so many of our attempts, we should remember that God asks not so much for success as for the humility to begin again without allowing ourselves to get discouraged and pessimistic. . . “. Francis Fernandez Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Brews You Can Use

    Friday, April 9th, 2010

    Only a Few Are Chosen A loyal TDE reader and friend from my Gilbert Magazine days sent along the most-interesting beer story of the young year: Dark Lord beer. Ratebeer.com says it’s the best beer in the world. It’s “brewed with hundreds of pounds of Intelligentsia Black Cat espresso, Mexican vanilla and Indian dessert sugar.” […]

    Thursday

    Thursday, April 8th, 2010

    Stream of Consciousness I had a nice surprise yesterday morning. The morning Mass was being said for my father’s soul. I dutifully went, planning to join the half-dozen or so regulars in the pews. I walked into the church during the opening hymn and saw Marie and The Seven. It was nice to have them […]

    Slow Blogging Wednesday

    Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

    I enjoyed a beautiful evening with my middle boys, playing baseball; with my five smallest children, riding our bikes to the new car hop and eating ice cream outside while traffic whizzed by on U.S. 12; shooting baskets; doing some light work in the garden. With all that going on, how could I find time […]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

    Autobiographical Corner A first in my life: I removed a tree stump. Actually, three tree stumps, but two were rooted together and came out as one. They’d been in my backyard for 15 years, tacitly taunting me, mocking my virility. I resolved to take them out. A friend loaned me his maul. I left work […]

    Monday

    Monday, April 5th, 2010

    Easter Greetings Happy Easter. Augustine said a Christian should be an “alleluia from head to toe.” It’s a beautiful idea. I wish I could be an alleluia from just my elbow to my wrist, but I can keep trying and this is a wonderful time of year for it. * * * “If it was […]

    Something for Easter Morning

    Sunday, April 4th, 2010

    “When the disciples saw the risen Christ, they beheld “him as a reality in the world, though no longer of it, respecting the order of the world, but Lord of its laws. To behold such reality was different and more than to see a tree or watch a man step through a doorway. To behold […]

     


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