Monthly Archives: July 2015

BYCU

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 … Continue reading

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Thursday

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 … Continue reading

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Epstein

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 … Continue reading

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Meyers

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 |

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Tuesday

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 … Continue reading

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Monday

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 … Continue reading

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Sunday

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Friday

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 … Continue reading

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My Summary of Brownson

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 … 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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Fallon

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 … Continue reading

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