Monthly Archives: September 2012

Something for Sunday Morning

“It is not good to look at what it is not lawful to desire.” St. Gregory the Great Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Saturday

Bullets Low-impact weekend. A little work at the office, a little gardening, a little football, a lot of reading. Perfect. * * * * * * * No surprise: “Couples who share the housework are more likely to divorce, study … Continue reading

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Friday

Good, clean drinking (and related) pics from the Frankenmuth, Michigan, Bavarian Music Festival earlier this month. Thanks TDE reader Kevin for sending them along: Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Thursday

I have about two dozen of these gourds, various sizes. I was bummed out that they weren’t pumpkins, but I’m kind of digging them now. That’s about all I have today. It’s the football time of year, and Michael (8th … Continue reading

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Wednesday

From the Notebooks The Nock on Babbitt? It’s interesting that Sinclair Lewis labeled the repressed character in Babbitt after Irving Babbitt, the Harvard professor from Ohio who emphasized that men must restrain their appetites or America will fall. Lewis’ use … Continue reading

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Tuesday

The Campion/Waugh book came yesterday. I was pretty stoked. The days have been long: community bickering, lots of office projects, family issues. It was nice to settle in with this minor masterpiece last night. * * * * * * … Continue reading

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Monday

Great garden pic that I stumbled across yesterday (credit). * * * * * * * Wow, I’ve reduced myself to admiring garden pics. Can the nursing home be far behind? * * * * * * * Great piece … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

“If we indulge ourselves in vain, frivolous, or sinful speculations, our minds become incapable of choosing what is most proper for mortifying our disorderly affections.” Lawrence Scupoli Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Saturday

The Atlantic catches on . . . four years too late, but at least it’s catching on: “This summer, many government officials and private investors finally seemed to realize that the crisis in the euro zone was not some passing … Continue reading

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Friday

BYCU Looking for new beers to try? Consider the “Rave” link at Rate Beer. It’s a constantly-changing list of beers that have most recently received great user reviews. But a warning: when I first clicked on it yesterday, the beer … Continue reading

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Thursday

Great. The nanny state keeps getting stronger and stronger. “New York’s limit on sugary soft drink sales is one example of the steps governments must take to stop the rise of obesity, [New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley] said … Continue reading

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Wednesday

Finally, a national-politics yard sign I like. * * * * * * * Great quote, especially when you realize it came from a Federal Reserve Chairman: “John Maynard Keynes stated in his ‘Economic Consequences of the Peace’ (1919): ‘Lenin … Continue reading

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