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    Archive for February, 2013

    Thursday

    Thursday, February 28th, 2013

    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, February 27th, 2013

    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, February 26th, 2013

    Raising the Minimum Wage Pretty much every economist outside of Obama’s circle knows minimum wage laws create unemployment, artificially raise prices, and, in general, are a horrible idea. I mean, if it makes sense to raise the minimum wage to $9, why not $25? Once you start to work up the answer to that question […]

    Monday

    Monday, February 25th, 2013

    Sugar On Saturday evening, I watched one of the best documentaries I’ve ever seen: Searching for Sugar Man. The story told by the documentary has made a small media splash, so maybe you’re acquainted with the story. If not, don’t read about it first. Just rent it and let the story unfold. Rotten Tomatoes: 96% […]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, February 24th, 2013

    The fruit of Silence is Prayer The fruit of Prayer is Faith The fruit of Faith is Love The fruit of Love is Service The fruit of Service is Peace Mother Teresa Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Saturday

    Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

    Depressing Stuff Anybody here pay their own health insurance premiums? I do. I received notice that my premium is going up 26% this year. And oh yeah: I have to pay a chunk of the same premium increase for my staff. * * * * * * * Great country, this USA. Perfect place to […]

    Friday

    Friday, February 22nd, 2013

    BYCU I’m a fan of neither space exploration nor whisky, but some of you might find this story interesting: The Final Frontier For Whisky. A whisky manufacturer is sending a bottle of clear liquor into space with shards of oak in it. It’ll be back in two years. They’re thinking the results will differ than […]

    Thursday

    Thursday, February 21st, 2013

    Nasty IRS Trick It’s not too often that my blawg and TDE overlap, but they did yesterday. Readers, especially clergy, might find this article interesting: IRS Attacking Churches. My (perhaps lame) attempt at humor aside, the important thing to take away from the article is this: In order to qualify for a tax deduction for […]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

    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, February 19th, 2013

    Bullets We’re such a wealthy country. We should give it away: “DHS reported how relatively few immigrants are being turned away on the grounds that they are likely to become a “public charge” — or individuals who depend on welfare programs — despite a 100-year-old law that’s supposed to prevent this.” Link. * * * […]

    Monday

    Monday, February 18th, 2013

    Twitter I’m being increasingly drawn into the Twitter world. I’ve encouraged my children to open Twitter accounts for the simple reason that the 140-symbol limit forces economy of words. If you’re composing a tweet, you’re forced to think, “Okay, what’s really relevant here? How can I push the gist of this thought succinctly?” After many […]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, February 17th, 2013

    “Without patience our expectation [of the spiritual life] degenerates into wishful thinking. Patience comes from the word ‘patior,’ which means ‘to suffer.’ . . . What seems a hindrance becomes a way; what seems an obstacle becomes a door.” Henri J.M. Nouwen Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

     


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