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    Archive for July, 2015

    BYCU

    Friday, July 31st, 2015

    We went to the Alpena Brown Trout Festival two weekends ago. While at the free concert, Meg tried out this huge chair: I really enjoyed Leinenkugels, back when I could drink beer. I’ve embraced my wine/vodka/gin regime with vigor, but I wince with sadness when I think of Leinenkugels. __________ The monks of Norcia are […]

    Thursday

    Thursday, July 30th, 2015

    One of my favorite writers, Bill Kauffman, has a new book out: Poetry Night at the Ballpark and Other Scenes from an Alternative America. It’s pretty expensive ($49), but reasonably priced on Kindle: $9.99. I bought it last weekend and am greatly enjoying the surface of it that I’ve scratched. Go here for a recent […]

    Epstein

    Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

    A joke from Joseph Epstein’s entertaining essay, “You Could Die Laughing: Are Jewish Jokes a Humorous Subject?” “Walking along the beach, Goldstein finds a bottle, picks it up, and—surprise! surprise!—a genie emerges. The genie instructs Goldstein that he will grant him one wish, and one wish only. Goldstein says he wishes for world peace. The […]

    Meyers

    Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

    Snoop Dogg was arrested and released in Sweden this weekend on suspicion of using illegal drugs. Officials first became suspicious in 1991. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

    From the Gardening Journals Well, I finally went off the deep end: I spent nearly $90 on a hoe. Yes, a hoe. It’s a Dewitt diamond hoe. It’s six-feet long, supposedly guaranteed to last a lifetime, and quite nifty. What is a diamond hoe? It’s a hoe meant specifically for weeding. It’s more for weed […]

    Monday

    Monday, July 27th, 2015

    Miscellaneous Rambling I’m really digging the “Daily Review” at Amazon Kindle: Daily Review is a tool to help you review and remember the most significant ideas from your books. It shows you flashcards with either your highlights and notes or the Popular Highlights from one of your books. Only books that you have marked as […]

    Sunday

    Sunday, July 26th, 2015

    To repeat myself: Satan is the representation of evil. No one, absolutely no one, worships evil for its own sake. Therefore, no one, by definition, can worship Satan. I don’t expect all people to share my religion, but I expect everyone to share logic. Things keep looking up for Motown: Group To Unveil Satan Statue […]

    Saturday, July 25th, 2015

    Just returned last night from a ten-day trip to my ancestral vacation home in Alpena, Michigan. Nothing much today. Just this picture of a great rainbow that formed over Lake Huron Monday evening after a rain. It was a full arch, with a double-rainbow forming behind parts of it. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | […]

    Friday

    Friday, July 24th, 2015

    Brews You Can Use One of the better drinking lists I’ve seen this year, even if I don’t recognize 30% of ’em: “10 Pop Culture Moments that Changed the Way We Drink.” I found Number One highly humorous and very interesting: “No one could have imagined what Paul Giamatti’s single, throwaway line – “I am […]

    My Summary of Brownson

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

    At least, with respect to his relevance as a Catholic political philosopher: Brownson was the first person to try to offer a complete theory of the role of the Catholic Church in America. He wasn’t willing to concede America to the Church, and he wasn’t willing to concede the Church to America. He wanted both—America’s […]

    GKC Wednesday

    Wednesday, July 22nd, 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 […]

    Fallon

    Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

    The dating website AshleyMadison.com, which is a site where married people go to find someone to have an affair with, was hacked yesterday and now the hackers are threatening to release information about its users. This is one way to cut down on the number of people running for president. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit […]

     


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