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    Archive for August, 2012

    Friday, August 31st, 2012

    MTV has announced this will be the last season of “Jersey Shore.” So I guess we’ll never know if they learn to walk upright. Conan Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Groeschel

    Friday, August 31st, 2012

    I didn’t get to bed until almost midnight, my kid’s football game was tough to watch, I’m busy at the office, and I’m battling a headache. But I need to respond to the Groeschel situation. Readers know that I’ve long been a fan. See, for example, this recent entry. In fact, be sure to see […]

    Friday

    Friday, August 31st, 2012

    BYCU My apologies for the pre-fab bloggging this week. Between a blitz at the office and two out-of-town trips and a mild flu-like ailment of some sort, it hasn’t been a great week. The light blogging continues this morning, due to an out-of-town football game last night in Kalamazoo. But I do have a good […]

    Funny Conan

    Thursday, August 30th, 2012

    Yesterday a medical marijuana group officially endorsed President Obama for president. Doesn’t really help Obama though, because they were just getting around to endorsing him for 2008. The oldest person on Facebook is a 101-year-old woman. She said, “I want to waste what little time I have left.” Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot […]

    Thursday

    Thursday, August 30th, 2012

    From the Notebooks As part of my dive into Nock, I’ve dove into the 1920s. I would watch Boardwalk Empire as part of my studies (I read a review last year that said the show has taken great efforts to reproduce the period in all its gilded extravagance, but its increasing semi-porn undercurrents forced me […]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

    Jacques Ellul had a unique definition of anarchy: “By anarchy, I mean first an absolute rejection of violence.” Anarchy and Christianity, Eerdmans (1991) p. 11. Such a definition might seem ironic, but it’s not. When you spend a few minutes thinking intently about government, you realize that all government entails a level of force, and […]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

    Taking Alex and Abbie to college today. Both oldest kids in Ann Arbor, living about one mile from each other. A sad day, but life moves on. Quotes and Notes “When proponents say ‘let’s do something about it,’ they mean ‘let’s get hold of the political machinery so that we can do something to somebody […]

    Monday

    Monday, August 27th, 2012

    Ranking the Cities We took a day trip to Chicago on Saturday. We went to the Shedd Aquarium, ate at Uno’s (over-rated), walked/shopped the Miracle Mile, then decided the heat was too much and drove home early, pulling into our driveway before 8:00 p.m. On the way there, I re-visted a train of thought I’d […]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, August 26th, 2012

    “If a vessel is to be filled, it must first be empty. So cast all evil away from you, that you may be filled to the brim.” St. Augustine Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Saturday

    Saturday, August 25th, 2012

    This story is sad and humorous at the same time: “An elderly parishioner has stunned Spanish cultural officials with an alarming and unauthorised attempt to restore a prized Jesus Christ fresco.” She honestly meant no harm: This kinda reminds me of the late night line about Ron Paul: “Snoop Dog supports Ron Paul. He agrees […]

    Friday

    Friday, August 24th, 2012

    BYCU While watching Pawn Stars last night (my dinner companion), I saw a Prohibition-era bottle of “Old Taylor medicinal whiskey” sell for $200. I was curious if the price was remotely in the ballpark. I couldn’t find any for sale on the Internet. The Puritan liquor laws at work, I’m guessing. * * * * […]

    Thursday

    Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

    Bullets Attention GKC fans: Chesterton Pilgrimage to Rome. November 12-20. $3,700 from JFK. The deadline for registration passed, but they’ve extended it a few days. Dale Ahlquist is leading. I know Dale personally. He’s an engaging guy with a real nice demeanor. And it’s Rome. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. * * * * […]

     


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