Monthly Archives: June 2013

Friday

Mini-Review Leisure, The Basis of Culture, by John Pieper (1948). Choice quote: “[T]here can be unused space in the total world of work.” Obsessed with efficiency? I am. At least I used to be. I’m a recovering efficiencoholic. It was … Continue reading

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Thursday

Mini-Review The Holy Fire, by Robert Payne (1957) Choice quote: Gregory Nazianzen “feared no one. He had an unruly humor. He is the only man who is known to have dared to laugh at Basil. He was quick-tempered, sullen, unhappy … Continue reading

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Wednesday

Mini-Review The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing (1903) Choice quote: “But oh, how good it is to desire little, and to have a little more than enough!” Nerd heaven: An older writer who scrapes together a living … Continue reading

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Tuesday

Mini-Review Introduction: If you find these reviews bizarre yet orthodox, I have accomplished my goal. If you find them entertaining yet profound, I am humbled. If they brings you a little closer to classic works of the twentieth century, I … Continue reading

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Monday

Mini-Review The Conservative Mind by Russell Kirk (1953) Choice quote: “Hawthorne’s chief accomplishment: impressing the idea of sin upon a nation which would like to forget it.” My book still has that smell that all the books from that little … Continue reading

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Friday

BYCU Great charts: What countries drink the most vodka, gin, whisky and rum? Per capita, the results are: Vodka: Russia. Rum: Indian. Scotch Whiskey: France. Gin: Philippines. Tequila: U.S. (wait a second; something tells me the revocation of the work … Continue reading

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Thursday

Random Hallelujah: I attended my last baseball game of the season last night. It might even be my last baseball game ever, since my youngest son isn’t sure he wants to play next year. Whatever he decides is fine with … Continue reading

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Wednesday

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Monday

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Weather Hype

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Friday

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Funny Conan

Marco Rubio announced a new bill that would require immigrants to learn English to become citizens. Many Americans already say it’s the goodest news they have heard all year. The new PlayStation 4 is going to allow gamers to record … Continue reading

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