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    Archive for January, 2015

    Great, Just Freakin’ Great

    Saturday, January 31st, 2015

    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 |

    Saturday

    Saturday, January 31st, 2015

    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 been seven or eight when my father shocked me by explaining that not everyone who […]

    Friday

    Friday, January 30th, 2015

    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 per acre, depending on the cultivar, with an estimated value of $2,000 to $25,200. In […]

    Thursday, January 29th, 2015

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

    Thursday

    Thursday, January 29th, 2015

    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. * * * * * * * I actually do a fair amount of garden stuff during the dead of winter. I […]

    GKC Wednesday

    Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

    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, January 27th, 2015

    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, I was sold on Pieper’s argument: The modern world is a world of total work, […]

    On the Eighth Day

    Monday, January 26th, 2015

    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: I was reminded of something a conference attendee from Wichita told me about Warren and […]

    Monday

    Monday, January 26th, 2015

    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 episodes. I find it disagreeable. Very gory, a fair amount of sex, slow-moving plot. Great […]

    Sunday, January 25th, 2015

    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 |

    Sunday, January 25th, 2015

    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 you have legitimate reasons for using it. The “legitimate” reasons don’t need to be compelling. […]

    Sunday

    Sunday, January 25th, 2015

    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 found. Researchers discovered that when young men talk with a woman who is in the […]

     


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