Monthly Archives: July 2012

Tuesday

Random NBC, please, stop: no more swimming. My gosh. It might be the finest sport around for individual development and the worst sport around for spectators. I can’t fathom who’s enjoying all this aquatic prime time. * * * * … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Comments Off on Tuesday

Monday

My harvest yesterday. Not pictured: two dozen hot peppers, a second batch of grapes, and two large cucumbers. Monday Miscellany My family’s favorite of the Olympics so far? Team handball. I’d never seen it before. It’s pretty cool. * * … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Comments Off on Monday

Something for Sunday Morning

“There is nothing . . . we have to choose.” de Caussade Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

Posted in Miscellaneous | Comments Off on Something for Sunday Morning

Funny Fallon

I read that one of the presidential debates will have a town hall format where citizens will ask the candidates questions. The most common question: “Are you the only two choices? — Mobile post Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Comments Off on Funny Fallon

Friday

What time are the Opening Ceremonies today? London is five hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time, and I think the ceremonies begin at 9:00 London time, so 4:00 our time? Is that correct? I want to make sure to watch … Continue reading

Posted in Beer | Comments Off on Friday

Thursday

Two Things 1. Have you ever heard of the “Holy C”? It’s a phrase used by NPR to refer to “Holy See” in this article yesterday. If you’d clicked on it quickly enough yesterday, you would’ve seen that phrase. It … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Comments Off on Thursday

Wednesday

Miscellany The first Olympic record has already been broken: 150,000 Free Condoms to Be Distributed to Athletes at Summer Olympics in London. Maybe we should call it the “Bonelympics.” * * * * * * * Do you think the … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Comments Off on Wednesday

Tuesday

One of the nicest advantages of living in a town (but not a village): the movie theater is situated downtown, within walking distance. And for me, the theater is within crawling distance. It’s just three doors down from my office. … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Comments Off on Tuesday

Monday

Autobiographical Corner I’m back. I went to Alpena, Michigan, for eight days. My family has a cottage on Lake Huron that has been in the family since 1945. We relaxed, played games, took a shipwreck tour (there are over 100 … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Comments Off on Monday

Something for Sunday Morning

“True discipleship hinders no one; on the contrary, it perfects everything; and that which runs counter to the rightful vocation of any person is, you may be sure, a mistaken devotion.” St. Francis de Sales Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Comments Off on Something for Sunday Morning

Saturday

Mini-Review Plato and Aristotle by Eric Voegelin (1957). Volume III of Order and History. Choice quote: “Thanatos orients the soul toward the Good by relieving it from the sickness of appearance; Eros is the positive desire for the Good.” Plato … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Comments Off on Saturday

Friday

Mini-Review The World of the Polis by Eric Voegelin (1957). Volume II of Order and History. Choice quote: Homer “strove valiantly for the insight that ordering action is action in conformance with the transcendent, divine order, while disruptive action is … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Comments Off on Friday