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    Archive for October, 2012

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

    I recently ran across this passage by Fr. Benedict Groeschel: “The account of the Ascension brings us to the edge of physical matter. No scientist would ever be so foolish as to give an explanation of the nature of physical matter, which is one of science’s great mysteries. Therefore, any appeal to physics to deny […]

    Picture Tuesday

    Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

    The kids’ jack-o-lanterns: I discovered last weekend that the iPhone 5 camera has a “panorama” setting. I took these pictures on Sunday: one from my front yard (facing our neighborhood), one from my back deck (showing my dormant garden). And finally, received in an email: Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Monday

    Monday, October 29th, 2012

    I was flipping through a backlog of magazines on Saturday while watching the excellent slate of sporting events. I ran across all sorts of interesting stuff, like this ranking by Forbes of the best cities to do business. The following metropolitan areas ranked 1-10: Provo, UT; Raleigh, NC; Fort Collins, CO; Des Moines, IA; Denver, […]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, October 28th, 2012

    “The greatness of God lives at the level of ordinary things.” Escriva Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Saturday

    Saturday, October 27th, 2012

    Miscellany You want to revitalize the Catholic Church? Get rid of the organ, says this op-ed piece. I don’t agree with a chunk of it (goodness knows, we don’t need more folk guitar music in church), but overall, it’s a pretty cogent and funny piece. * * * * * * * Great bar tricks […]

    Friday

    Friday, October 26th, 2012

    BYCU Do you like the craft beer movement but are stunned by the prices? Costco might have the answer. A TDE reader tells me you can pick up a case of Kirkland craft beer for $20. Not bad, not bad at all. Of course, I don’t know how it tastes, but Kirkland has a reputation […]

    Thursday

    Thursday, October 25th, 2012

    Man, gorgeous weather. My garden is now entirely put to bed for the winter. Everything is covered with wood chips, leaves, and/or grass clippings. I’ve dug compost into a few areas that strike me as particularly depleted, and I’ve formed a few compost hills in the garden. It’s looking pretty good. I’ll add some straw […]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

    Background: When I was the editor of Gilbert Magazine, I was responsible for the “Tremendous Trifles” column. It was occasionally hard to find a sufficient amount of interesting GKC material to fill the page, so John Peterson sent me a file full of Chesterton ancedotes. They were idiosyncratic, historical, and Chestertonian. He recently gave me […]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

    Bullets Our kids’ parochial school held its annual fundraiser last Saturday. One of the events was a pumpkin-carving contest. This entry was really cool. * * * * * * * Find of the year: The Philokalia, Kindle edition, just $1.99. I downloaded it Sunday night. It appears to be the full four volumes, but […]

    Monday

    Monday, October 22nd, 2012

    Chesterton Square Any TDE readers ever been to Ponchatoula, Louisiana? I guess it contains “Chesterton Square,” which in turn contains a massive statue of GKC. The Ponchatoula Wikipedia entry doesn’t even mention this nifty little tribute, but I thought it was pretty cool (I read about in the current issue of Gilbert Magazine). Also in […]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, October 21st, 2012

    “Be faithful in little things.” Mother Teresa Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Saturday

    Saturday, October 20th, 2012

    The Vote Neareth “A state is a human community that (successfully) claims the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory.” Max Weber. The new issue of Gilbert Magazine arrived yesterday. My friend Dale Ahlquist is taking some serious (though charitable) abuse in the letters to the editor. In a previous […]

     


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