Monthly Archives: October 2012

Wednesday

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 … Continue reading

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Picture Tuesday

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 … Continue reading

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Monday

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 … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

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

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Saturday

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 … Continue reading

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Friday

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 … Continue reading

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Thursday

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 … Continue reading

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Wednesday

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 … Continue reading

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Tuesday

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 … Continue reading

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Monday

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 … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

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

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Saturday

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 … Continue reading

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