Monthly Archives: November 2010


Monday Moanin’ Man, travel wears me out. I went to my in-laws on Thursday and came back yesterday afternoon. Everything went well and it was an enjoyable visit, but I was dizzy-tired all day yesterday. Couldn’t shake it. I finally … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree Decorating Party

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Something for Sunday Morning

“Smile five times a day at someone you don’t really want to smile at–do it for peace.” Mother Teresa Happy Advent. Remember: It’s a time of mortification. But in mortification, there is joy. Bookmark it: | Reddit | Slashdot … Continue reading

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D.W. By chance, I watched three Denzel Washington movies earlier this month: The Book of Eli, Unstoppable, and Man on Fire. I recommend all three. None were great, but they’re very good (Unstoppable the weakest of the three) , and … Continue reading

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Gilbert I ran Brews You Can Use on Black Wednesday, so today is a normal post . . . almost. I’m also away from my computer, so I’ve had to pre-program a few posts. Today, I merely want to mention … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. My holiday season didn’t start very well. I wrecked my vehicle and, in the process, took out a fire hydrant. The officer was very nice about it and nobody was hurt (I was only going about 15 … Continue reading

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Black Wednesday Ah, yes. Black Wednesday. Retailers get out of the red and into the black on Friday. Today, their bar-owning brethren get into the black first. “Thanksgiving Eve, or Black Wednesday, is as strong as ever as one of … Continue reading

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The War Season I don’t like the Christmas Wars. Actually, it’s more accurate to say that I don’t like to stoop into the muck to fight them. But I’m glad some people out there are doing the dirty work, like … Continue reading

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Gold and Genocide A writer for The Atlantic wonders why the United States government is hoarding so much gold. It’s a great question: if gold is the barbaric relic, and we’re all Keynesians now, why hold onto nearly 9,000 tons … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

As Queen, Margaret changed her husband and the country for the better. Malcolm was good, but he and his court were very rough. When he saw how wise his beloved wife was, he listened to her good advice. She softened … Continue reading

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Brews You Can Use

Gearing-Up-for-Holidays Edition Tired of all the pumpkin ale stuff? This site offers three autumn drinks that don’t feature pumpkins: The Rattlesnake, Ginger Smash, and Largo Al Factotum Della Citta. (Good luck pronouncing that last one after six.) Warning: They’re pretty … Continue reading

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Random Stuff I took the four eldest to see Unstoppable Tuesday night. I highly recommend the movie for a parent that wants to spend a fun 100 minutes with his boys. It’s not a great movie, but it’s intense, action-packed, … Continue reading

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