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    Archive for December, 2012

    Monday

    Monday, December 31st, 2012

    Bullets I watched Boondock Saints last night for the first time. Excellent movie. Highly recommended. * * * * * * * Farmers, you’re irrelevant. Just ask the people in Boston and San Francisco. Midwesterners, you suck. Just ask the molders of public opinion in NYC and LA. Rural folk, you don’t matter. Just look […]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, December 30th, 2012

    “Luke’s Gospel account of the Christmas event is full of activity…And yet, in the middle of the frenetic action, here is this woman wrapped in mystical silence…She demonstrates the necessity of a quiet place within ourselves at Christmastime—that place where we are most ourselves in relation to God. It is a place of silence, not […]

    Saturday

    Saturday, December 29th, 2012

    Miscellany I relaxed with the older kids last night and watched Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. I thought it was going to be a humorous, campy movie, but it wasn’t. It was a true horror flick. The premise: The South is controlled in large measure by vampire plantation owners and slave dealers, who use the blacks […]

    Friday

    Friday, December 28th, 2012

    A beer blogger recommended this beer as a good New Years Eve drink. New Years Eve drink? What makes this a NYE drink? The warming cloak? I mean, I understand Halloween beers (the pumpkin) and Christmas beers (the spices) and maybe even Thanksgiving beers (back to pumpkin), but a New Years Eve beer? That’s a […]

    Thursday

    Thursday, December 27th, 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 […]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

    I hope everyone had a great Christmas. Not much this morning. Just this interesting list of 12 Must-See movies of 2012. I might also add The Hobbit, which I saw last Sunday, but it wasn’t nearly as good as any of the LOTR movies. The primary problem: deviations from the book. The LOTR movies deviated […]

    Something for Christmas Morning

    Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

    “He is born poor, and he teaches us that happiness is not to be found in an abundance of earthly goods. He comes into the world without any ostentation, encouraging us to be humble and not to depend on the applause of men.” Francis Fernandez Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Christmas Eve with GKC

    Monday, December 24th, 2012

    In the round of our rational and mournful year one festival remains out of all those ancient gaieties that once covered the whole earth. Christmas remains to remind us of those ages, whether Pagan or Christian, when the many acted poetry instead of the few writing it. “Christmas and the Aesthetes,” Heretics Christmas [is] the […]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

    “Take time to be aware that in the very midst of our busy preparations for the celebration of Christ’s birth in ancient Bethlehem, Christ is reborn in the Bethlehems of our homes and daily lives. Take time, slow down, be still, be awake to the Divine Mystery that looks so common and so ordinary yet […]

    Leno

    Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

    “A Michigan lawyer has been arrested for manufacturing crystal meth in his office. I hope the fact that this guy’s a lawyer doesn’t send the message that somehow all meth dealers are sleaze balls.” Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Saturday

    Saturday, December 22nd, 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 […]

    Friday

    Friday, December 21st, 2012

    BYCU (Abbreviated) There’s still time to go out and get yourself some Christmas beer. Supposedly, Hoppin’ Frog Frosted Frog Christmas Ale is one of the best. Or maybe you should try Great Lakes Brewing Company Christmas Ale: “Honey, ginger, and cinnamon work well to complement a slightly bready malt profile.” Link. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | […]

     


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