Monthly Archives: November 2012

Friday

Drunken Waiting Advent starts in two days or, depending on your Semitic predilections, tomorrow evening. Advent is a season of peaceful waiting, meditation, penance . . . and drinking. As every traditionalist Christian realizes, our culture has kicked the holiness … Continue reading

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Thursday

Bullets I saw Skyfall. I liked it, but it wasn’t great. I don’t know why the reviewers (and, apparently, general public) are fawning over it. Wait for the DVD. * * * * * * * Speaking of which: I’ve … Continue reading

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Wednesday

That’s a picture from Turin, Italy. I stumbled across it at Elizabeth Scalia’s Facebook page. I felt compelled to pass it along. * * * * * * * Antifragile arrived on my iPad this morning. I’m ten pages into … Continue reading

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Tuesday

Miscellany My seed-starting operation. I planted eight herbs on Sunday. We’ll see if they come up. * * * * * * * It’s that time of year again: Christmas wars. According to Glenn Beck’s site, if you want to … Continue reading

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Monday

Anticipation I’m 46, and I’ve always tended to read a lot, yet I don’t think I’ve ever eagerly awaited a new book. Sure, I mostly read dead guys–Chesterton, Belloc, Guardini, Voegelin, Nock–so it’s not surprising, but still: you’d think that, … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

“The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man.” GKC Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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From the Notebooks

From the Notebooks While recently trying to understand better the origins of nobility, I ran across this passage from Will Durant’s The Age of Faith that got me wondering why people think the European Union is a viable concept. Durant … Continue reading

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Friday

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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Thanksgiving Day

“Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people.” Samuel Johnson “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” G.K. Chesterton “Gratitude is … Continue reading

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Wednesday

Black Wednesday: Special BYCU Edition The day of the year when all bars get into the black. Well, kinda. Two days from now is called “Black Friday” (increasingly, “Black Thursday“) because that’s when retailers make a bunch of money and … Continue reading

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Tuesday

Random Welcome, Rutgers and Maryland, to Big Ten country. I long thought West Virginia and Iowa State would make good fits, but I guess this works fine, too. * * * * * * * Get ’em while they’re hot: … Continue reading

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Monday

Helladay Parade There’s a small city called “Battle Creek” about 50 minutes from my house. It’s the home of Kellogg and Post, making it the “Cereal Capital of the World.” It has about 60,000 people and puts together a lot … Continue reading

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