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    Archive for April, 2011

    Friday

    Friday, April 29th, 2011

    BYCU Man, if I’m ever cool again, I’m going to buy a beverage refrigerator. Two of my neighbors have ’em in their garage, but with seven kids, my garage is devoted to a regular fridge (with top freezer) and an extra freezer. I’m lucky to have three cold boxes, of course, but I am a […]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

    Making Land “They ain’t makin’ more of it.” I hear that statement at least twice a year, usually when a client is buying real estate. I normally nod in sage agreement. Which has always been an ingenuous thing to do, since I agreed with the obvious observation. But then yesterday, Dan Bourdreaux pointed out that […]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

    Catholic Arts and Letters Weekly Gasoline has significantly dropped in price. When priced in silver. Not a bad way to think about prices, according to the Founding Fathers . . . more>> Mainlining? Is that when heroin selling goes mainstream? No, but you can get it on Craigslist now. . . . more>> Afraid of […]

    Easter

    Sunday, April 24th, 2011

    “When the disciples saw the risen Christ, they beheld “him as a reality in the world, though no longer of it, respecting the order of the world, but Lord of its laws. To behold such reality was different and more than to see a tree or watch a man step through a doorway. To behold […]

    Holy Saturday

    Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

    Nyssa, Tolkien, and Gibson By killing Jesus, Satan had swallowed God’s bait. He didn’t know he had swallowed the Godhead, thereby inviting Full Being into his fortress of nothingness and bringing about the ontological fall of his nothingness. In the words of St. Gregory of Nyssa: “The Godhead hid under the covering of our human […]

    Good Friday

    Friday, April 22nd, 2011

    Holy Thursday

    Thursday, April 21st, 2011

    “[I]n the agony of Gethsemane the ultimate consequences of our sin had their hour. . . . God permitted his Son to taste the human agony of rejection and plunge towards the abyss. . . Gethsemane was the hour in which Jesus’ human heart and mind experienced the ultimate odium of the sin he was […]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

    Lethal Occupation and Other The fatal-accident rate for fishermen and related fishing workers is 200 per 100,000 full-time workers . . . compared with a rate of 13.1 for police and 4.4 for firefighters. Farming is also more dangerous: 38.5 fatal occupational injuries per 100,000 full-time workers. Source: Bottom Line Personal, April 15, 2011, p. […]

    Monday

    Monday, April 18th, 2011

    Notes About the Conspiracy Is the United States a sham? How corrupt is DC? Does the stock market even exist as a free market bastion anymore? Whether I like it or not (I don’t), those are thoughts that wake me up in the middle of the night (literally, but–thankfully–rarely). A few midnights ago, I came […]

    Something for Palm Sunday

    Sunday, April 17th, 2011

    “The hour overflows with supernatural power. In these last days it is as if Jesus were gathering strength on strength preparing for the ultimate.” Romano Guardini, The Lord Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Friday

    Friday, April 15th, 2011

    BYCU Tax Day. A good reason to drink. And I hear they extended the filing deadline to April 18. Let’s make it a bender. I’m gonna need more drinks because my investment companies keep sending updated 1099s . . . after I already filed my return. There oughtta be a law . . . * […]

    Thursday

    Thursday, April 14th, 2011

    This piece had me nearly shaking with rage last night. Why should any of us pay taxes or do the right thing any more? DC is a beast that takes money from some and gives it to others. If you’re in the politically-connected group–whether a welfare recipient or a Wall Street tycoon–you get free money […]

     


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