Monthly Archives: January 2015

Great, Just Freakin’ Great

The “Catholic” Pelosi: Today in 2014: Nancy Pelosi Receives Planned Parenthood’s Top Margaret Sanger Award http://t.co/Y7Vfnsc7tW pic.twitter.com/4ZZbeC2DO0 — LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) February 1, 2015 Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Saturday

Triggered Memory You ever hear something that triggers a memory from early childhood? That happened to me this morning while reading “Why I Hate the Super Bowl.” I have never understood why anyone cares about professional sports. I must have … Continue reading

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Friday

BYCU Kinda interesting: Hops-growing workshop for Ohio growers. I’ve wondered about the economics of hops growing. It looks pretty good: “Ohio State researchers estimate that within the first year growers can expect dry hops yields of 200 to 1,800 pounds … Continue reading

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Wikipedia founder, Hayek dude. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Thursday

I made my first planting of 2015 last weekend: three trays of microgreens. It felt good to get back in the gardening saddle and take my mind away from office concerns for awhile. * * * * * * * … Continue reading

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GKC Wednesday

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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Tuesday

Miscellaneous Rambling Yes, two straight days of “Miscellaneous Rambling.” Though perhaps I should’ve ran this one as “Autobiographical Reflections” . . . * * * * * * * When I first read Josef Pieper’s Leisure, the Basis of Culture, … Continue reading

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On the Eighth Day

Back in the 1990s, I bought a lot of books from Eighth Day Books. I’ve always wanted to take a pilgimmage to that famed Wichita bookstore. In the meantime, I’ll just enjoy Rod Dreher’s description that I found last weekend: … Continue reading

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Monday

Miscellaneous Rambling My three oldest children and brother urged me to watch “Breaking Bad.” They all love it. I’ve dedicated almost all of my TV-watching time to it over the past ten days and have squeezed in the first three … Continue reading

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Ah, that’s why no one around me converts: Practicing charity is the best way to evangelize. @Pontifex — N. Catholic Register (@NCRegister) January 24, 2015 Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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This Pope has given me some pause, but the rabbit comment didn’t bother me. I think he basically said what everyone (well, every informed Catholic) already knows: You can use NFP to help regulate the size of your family if … Continue reading

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Sunday

H.I.F: Interesting Corroborative evidence about the innate goodness of natural family planning: “Men who find themselves in the company of fertile women are more likely to make creative attempts at sentence structure to signify their mating fitness, a study has … Continue reading

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