Monthly Archives: May 2011

Tuesday

Catholic Arts and Letters Weekly The quiet Catholic convert and scholar Gerard Casey reviews the case for conservative libertarians. Required reading for everyone who clings to the worn-out idea that libertarians are godless antinomians. . . . more>> Gadgets zapping … Continue reading

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Monday

Happy Memorial Day. I expect a dearth of traffic today, consistent with past holiday experiences. I expect the traffic to be especially light, since the country is drying out for the first time in a week. We’re expecting mostly sunny … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

“You cannot learn humility from books; you learn it by accepting humiliations. Humiliations are not meant to torture us; they are gifts from God. These little humiliations–if we accept them with joy–will help us to be holy, to have a … Continue reading

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Friday

Not Just for Pancakes George Washington had his own beer recipe. It actually sounds a little scary: bran hops, yeast and molasses. Molasses? I guess I haven’t lived enough. I’d never heard of molasses as a beer ingredient. According to … Continue reading

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Thursday

Freaky May This wild May has blown me away. Not literally, thank goodness, but figuratively. I actually watched the Weather Channel this week for more than “Your Local Forecast.” I don’t remember a May with a mix of snow, 85-degree … Continue reading

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Wednesday

Brutal kid commitment days. Today, just a few pics from my garden. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Alex’s Final Day

My son has his final day of high school today. Sad, but life plods on. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Tuesday

Catholic Arts and Letters Weekly Chesterton sighting, and it’s a big one: Ian Kerr has written a new monster GKC biography. And the Telegraph reviews it. Unfortunately, the Telegraph pretty much pans it. . . . more>> Do bloggers need … Continue reading

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Monday

Twisted Days Sacrilege! On a Sunday no less. I attended my daughter’s Spring choir concert yesterday. We first had to sit through the middle school choirs. One of them sang Three Dog Night’s Joy to the World, which contains this … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

Let us not think that in another place, in another situation we would be ready to follow Our Lord more closely . . . The fruits of sanctity Our Lord expects are those produced in and from the environment in … Continue reading

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Friday

It’s Craft Beer Week! I’m ashamed of myself. It’s Craft Beer Week, and I didn’t even know it. But I didn’t completely screw up. There are still three days of quaffing left in the celebratory week (sobriety returns on May … Continue reading

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Thursday

Received in an Email Indian Chief “Two Eagles” was asked by a white U.S. Government official, “You have observed the white man for 90 years. You’ve seen his wars and his technological advances. You’ve seen his progress, and the damage … Continue reading

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