Monthly Archives: August 2010

Tuesday

No blogging today. I’m doing the Dad’s Life Rap. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Monday

Sundry Mondry Interesting: At high-end stores such as Neiman Marcus and Tiffany, shoppers are demonstrating confidence and spending with vigour. At the other end of the retail spectrum, consumers are cautious amid economic uncertainties, denting the earnings of groups such … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

“Pray with great confidence, with confidence based upon the goodness and infinite generosity of God and upon the promises of Jesus Christ. God is a spring of living water which flows unceasingly into the hearts of those who pray.” St. … Continue reading

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BYCU

After the last two days, I guess I should feel like a breast implant: “A new study suggests that beer is a significant source of dietary silicon, a key ingredient for increasing bone mineral density. Researchers from the Department of … Continue reading

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Thursday

I golf once a year. Today. The 34th annual Mel Scheske Open (f/k/a Scheske Open). Beer last night. Small hangover this morning. Golf starts in a little while. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Wednesday

If Catholics led the good life that I see in my Mormon acquaintances, there would be no other churches. If we could just combine the Mormon goodness that its members exhibit (leavened with a little bit of wine) and combine … Continue reading

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Tuesday

Subways and Stress Learned over the weekend: The New York Subway system was built by private business, but later regulated by the City. The City insisted on preserving the long-standing five-cent fare, despite rising inflation costs. Eventually, the private businesses … Continue reading

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Monday

Food and Miscellany Monday Happy Sweet 16th to my eldest daughter, Abbie. If the rest of my daughters come out as well as she has, I’ll be a lucky, lucky man. * * * * * * * Burger King … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

“The human will can be protected from sin only when the reason is preserved from ignorance and error.” St. Thomas Aquinas Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Brews You Can Use

Returnables: 1960s Style A TDE reader sends this along: Straub Brewery still uses returnable bottles. I thought to myself, “Most breweries use returnable bottles because various states impose a bottle deposit. In Michigan, each bottle requires a ten-cent deposit.” But … Continue reading

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Thursday

Rothfus So I’m working late last night. It’s 6:00 and my line starts ringing. I typically don’t pick up, since you never know who you might get (yes, I hide behind my secretary), but for some reason, I felt like … Continue reading

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Wednesday

Bullets The Euro crisis wasn’t really a crisis? Just a problem blown into a crisis? “The Treasury was able to unload a lot of debt thanks to “the Greek crisis,” which the New York banksters and hedge funds multiplied into … Continue reading

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