Monthly Archives: February 2011


George was More Popular? Where are we today, as a nation? I’m not sure, but very few of us like the leviathan that we’ve allowed to creep into every facet of our lives. Significant: According to Harvard and Stanford law … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

“You must also pay attention to the thoughts of arrogance and presumption which attack you … For when the demons see the soul freed from passions and temptations, they attack it through such thoughts.” From The Philokalia Bookmark it: … Continue reading

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Drinking Night in Canada I like wine, but sometimes it’s out of place. Like at Oktoberfest. Or at the typical frat party. Or a bachelor party. Or Thursday night bowling league. Those occasions call for beer. And if you drink … Continue reading

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Consumer Culture You want to see golf carts that cost $20,000 and go nearly 40 miles per hour? Go to The Villages in Florida. Swanky golf carts are all the rage, and people are putting serious time and money into … Continue reading

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Put that in Your Pipe Everyone wants to be a leader. Bloomberg is the leader of the smoking Nazis: “Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed legislation into law today that bans smoking in many public spaces around the five boroughs. Under the … Continue reading

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I occasionally receive emails from TDE readers, telling me that the right-hand margin is all screwed up. I have never experienced this problem, and my web consultant tells me he has no idea why/how it could be happening. I’m curious … Continue reading

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Catholic Arts and Letters Weekly They bilk people out of billions with impunity. They get bailed out. America is there for Wall Street, and DC is feeding it the sheople’s money. Rolling Stone magazine’s take. . . more>> The Lord … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

“Be the living expression of God’s kindness–kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your warm greeting.” Mother Teresa Bookmark it: | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Loko Legislatures Bans against alcohol energy drinks have picked up steam, and it looks like the legislatures are trying “one-up” each other in their prohibitions. Consider Iowa: “The caffeinated frenzy has also spread to Iowa (House File 25 and Senate … Continue reading

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Random Thursday Remember last month’s post about breathing and meditation (“Woe the Man with Halitosis“)? I mentioned that breathing has played a big role in the meditation practices of many religions, but not, from what I could tell, in Catholicism. … Continue reading

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Labor v. Leisure There’s a thing called the “disutility of labor.” It’s a fancy phrase that basically means people prefer leisure over labor. We constantly see people make current sacrifices in order to get advantages later, and one of the … Continue reading

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TDE News Flash

Even the Grey Lady now acknowledges the looming problem of rising prices: Companies Raise Prices as Commodity Costs Jump. Stock up on everything. Now. I suspect the velocity of money is going to increase real fast at this point. That … Continue reading

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