Monthly Archives: December 2010


New Years Edition It’s the last day of the year. 2010 was far better than 2009, and for that I’m grateful. I plan to celebrate the end of the year with friends and family at the local drinking club this … Continue reading

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Gearing Back Up I have returned from my trip to the in-laws in Detroit, and now the Christmas festivities are over, except for the 12 days of Christmas presents that we give the kids. We give each kid a small … Continue reading

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From the Notebooks

Gabriel Marcel: “The less life is experienced as a captivity the less the soul will be able to see the shining of that veiled, mysterious light.” Homo Viator, 32. Placed on the flipside: The more a soul experiences its captivity, … Continue reading

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Mediterraneans scorn instructions but bow to authority; Anglo-Saxons bow to instructions but scorn authority. Nassim Taleb — Mobile post Bookmark it: | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |



Grosse Pointe, Michigan: home of residents rich enough to buy million-dollar homes, but too cheap to keep their sidewalks clear of snow. Perhaps the most-treacherous walking in Michigan’s lower peninsula. — Mobile post Bookmark it: | Reddit | Slashdot … Continue reading

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“Demagoguery: a popular idea disliked by liberals.” Bill Kauffman. Bookmark it: | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Random Thoughts

Tom Bombadil is kinda like Switzerland. Hubris leads to humility, but normally against one’s will. “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed — and hence clamorous to be led to safety — by menacing it … Continue reading

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”It is much harder to be a Stoic when wealthy, powerful, and respected than when destitute, miserable, and lonely.” Nassim Taleb. Bookmark it: | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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From the Notebooks

I like it when I run across a historian who supports Belloc’s popular histories. For kicks, I recently started reading Simon Schama’s A History of Britain. On page 45, he writes about the transition from Roman Britain to Anglo-Saxon Britain: … Continue reading

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“Most of what they call humility is successfully disguised arrogance.” Nassimn Taleb Bookmark it: | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Something for Dec. 26th

Today is the Feast of St. Stephen. The Catholic Church loves its paradoxes: The day of intense joy followed by a day of sobering reality. Joy and martyrdom, love and hatred of love, Everlasting Life and grisly death. Note: The … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

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