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    Archive for July, 2012

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

    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. * * * * * * * I hadn’t been following this cover-up story by the Obama administration, but […]

    Monday

    Monday, July 30th, 2012

    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. * * * * * * * We downloaded the NBC Live Olympic app. It’s sweet. You […]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, July 29th, 2012

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

    Saturday

    Saturday, July 28th, 2012

    Gardening Made Easy Let’s face it: gardening has been brutal this year. Heat + wind + drought = a lot more work for less yield. I’ve also had a mole problem (and now a gopher problem, I think). I’ve also grown tired of my “compact” garden. I’m always tripping over things and settling border skirmishes […]

    Funny Fallon

    Friday, July 27th, 2012

    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 | Slashdot | Digg |

    Friday

    Friday, July 27th, 2012

    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 all the chicks that are taking advantage of the 150,000 free condoms. * * * […]

    Thursday

    Thursday, July 26th, 2012

    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 has since been changed, but I don’t care: If a journalist doesn’t know the difference […]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

    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 promoters think such stories add to the Olympics’ charm? * * * * * * […]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

    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. Last night, I worked until 6:45, then my family came by the office and picked […]

    Monday

    Monday, July 23rd, 2012

    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 wrecks in the Alpena vicinity), then came home on Friday . . . to a […]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

    “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 | Slashdot | Digg |

    Saturday

    Saturday, July 21st, 2012

    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 the mystic. Aristotle the scientist. Right? No. They were both mystics. Sure, Plato was more […]

     


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