Monthly Archives: October 2010

Halloween Humor

Kimmel: “Some parents ruin Halloween for their kids by not allowing them to get candy. The way our economy is going, it may be good practice for our kids to start begging for food.” Bookmark it: | Reddit | … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

“The greatest obstacles to the soul’s trying to follow Christ and to help others have their origin in a disordered love of self. At times this leads us to overestime our strength. At other times, it brings discouragement and despondency … Continue reading

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The Evening Eudemon

“Every single great idea that has marked the 21st century, the 20th century and the 19th century has required government vision and government incentive,” he said. “In the middle of the Civil War you had a guy named Lincoln paying … Continue reading

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Hallowbeers Man, lots of spooky beer stories out there today. I guess it’s no surprise, since “Halloween is actually the biggest weekend of the year for beer sales.” The drinking theme is so popular, “nearly 100 breweries now offer a … Continue reading

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From the Notebooks If it’s possible to love a fictional philosophical character, I’ve loved one for many years. It’s Sören Kierkegaard’s “knight of faith,” which he describes in the pioneering work of existentialism, Fear and Trembling. Kierkegaard’s knight of faith … Continue reading

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Morning Bonus

“On average, our basic food costs have increased by an incredible 48% over the last year (measured by wheat, corn, oats, and canola prices). From the price at the pump to heating your stove, energy costs are up 23% on … Continue reading

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Not much today. We held our pumpkin-carving family party last night. I’m whipped. I did, however, salvage enough time to read this neat little essay by Lew Rockwell: What We Can Learn From the Middle Ages. The School of Salamanca … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just the Shortest Month of the Year I think black history month would do better if it promoted more stuff like this: biography of John Mitchell, the “Fighting Negro Editor” of the Richmond Planet at the turn of … Continue reading

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The Evening Eudemon

Lynching reached its peak in the South in the early 1890s, when, on average, a black man was hanged every other day for alleged crimes that ranged from rape and murder to hitting a white man or even just writing … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany Ah, that explains all the Judy Garland CD advertisements I’ve been seeing: “Facebook might be inadvertently outing its gay users to advertisers, according to a new study.” Problem is, the very next sentence says that the “targeted advertising … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

“Only humility seeks happiness and strength in God. One of the reasons the proud go after praise so avidly, and have an exalted opinion of themselves and resent anything that can bring them down in their own estimation or in … Continue reading

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