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    Archive for May, 2013

    Friday

    Friday, May 31st, 2013

    BYCU Detroit teams are pretty competitive. The Red Wings should be in the Conference Championship series right now. The Tigers are rocking. The Lions are on the rise, and the Pistons, though currently struggling, have three NBA championships over the past 25 years. And best of all: The Detroit Tigers are competitive on beer prices. […]

    Thursday

    Thursday, May 30th, 2013

    “To boldly go where no one has gone before.” That’s Star Trek Into Darkness. The line, of course, is supposed to be “to boldly go where no man has gone before,” but Hollywood is nauseatingly politically correct, so it’s to be expected. I wasn’t nuts about the movie. I couldn’t entirely follow it. I don’t […]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, May 29th, 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 gave me permission […]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

    Memorial Day

    Monday, May 27th, 2013

    Have a good Memorial Day, everyone. Most of you realize I’ve grown increasingly skeptical of our nation’s involvement in foreign affairs, but that doesn’t detract from the sacrifice made by millions of young men over the years. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, May 26th, 2013

    My Mary Garden: Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Saturday

    Saturday, May 25th, 2013

    Man, this cold weather is killing me. Full-blown frost advisory last night. Statistically speaking, there is only a 10% chance of frost after the average last frost date, and we got hit ten days after the average last frost date (the average last frost date for Kalamazoo, Michigan, is May 15th). It took me 45 […]

    Friday

    Friday, May 24th, 2013

    BYCU The un-official start of summer . . . and patchy frost is the word. This really sucks. * * * * * * * But it doesn’t suck as much as my holiday weekend. My plans: Work in the office: Friday night, Saturday morning, Saturday night, Monday morning. The one bright side: I plan […]

    Thursday

    Thursday, May 23rd, 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 gave me permission […]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

    Politics The IRS official will take The Fifth. How special. * * * * * * * I’m glad we turned health care over to the IRS. No risks there. * * * * * * * So now the Obama White House is engaged in three scandals. * * * * * * * […]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

    Random Thoughts from Vacation That’s the King of Rock-n-Roll and me. It’s not the real Elvis; just a picture. Comparably-priced hotels: Super 8 and Days Inn. Super 8: Good. Days Inn: Bad (unless you like it when the bathroom of your room smells like urine, the continental breakfast sucks, and the double beds are almost […]

    Monday

    Monday, May 20th, 2013

    Whirlwind trip to the upper South, the Mississippi Delta region. We started at the Abbey of Gethsemani Wednesday evening. Caught Compline, then left for our hotel in Cave City. Mammoth Cave Thursday morning, then Memphis for its barbecue festival Thursday night. Hurricanes were pretty strong; so was Beale Street; probably my favorite jaunt of the […]

     


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