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    Archive for December, 2015

    Thursday

    Thursday, December 31st, 2015

    Regular TDE readers know I’m not a big fan of New Years Eve. Well, that’s not exactly accurate. Relative to Thanksgiving Eve, I’m not a big fan of New Years Eve. Also, I’m more of a fan of New Years Eve afternoon, rather than night. This is the day that I gather with men to […]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

    Shockingly, this song is big with our youth today. It restores my faith in our country’s future: Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Sherlock

    Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

    In case you missed it, the next Sherlock comes out on Friday. Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit) return as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in the acclaimed modern retelling of Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic stories. But now, our heroes find themselves in 1890s London. Beloved characters Mary Morstan (played by […]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

    Here's what led "Obi-Wan Kenobi's" Alec Guinness to convert to the Catholic Church #StarWars https://t.co/E9Su348SIG — Patrick Madrid (@patrickmadrid) December 28, 2015 Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Monday, December 28th, 2015

    Philadelphia's Pink Sisters have prayed nonstop for 100 years https://t.co/EmAURP5Oh8 via nypost — The Daily Eudemon (@TheDailyEudemon) December 29, 2015 Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Monday

    Monday, December 28th, 2015

    The holidays and technical problems have combined to cripple TDE. Regular blogging will hopefully resume tomorrow. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    The 26th

    Saturday, December 26th, 2015

    Today is the Feast of St. Stephen. The good old Catholic Church loves its paradoxes: The day of intense joy followed by a day of sobering reality (with the bloody feasts of the Holy Innocents and Thomas Beckett coming shortly). Joy and martyrdom, love and hatred of love, Everlasting Life and grisly death. Bookmark it: […]

    Christmas Eve

    Thursday, December 24th, 2015

    “He rules the world with truth and grace.” —Isaac Watts ++ “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” —Charles Dickens ++ “The Incarnation…illuminates and orders all other phenomena, explains both our laughter and our logic, our fear of the dead and our knowledge that it is somehow […]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

    Looking for ways to stand out this Christmas? Here are some classy ideas: Replace all your manger scene characters with Star Wars figures. Hit on women while caroling at the local old folks home. Blare “I’m Mr. Heat Miser” from your house all night on Christmas Eve. Make a donation in someone’s name to NAMBLA. […]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

    More Miscellaneous Rambling Welcome to the second-shortest day of the year (well, tied for second). * * * * * * * I don’t know if I’m embarrassed or proud that I did most of my Christmas gift buying at the liquor store. * * * * * * * The IRS mileage rate is […]

    The Shopping Trip

    Monday, December 21st, 2015

    A couple were in a busy shopping center just before Christmas. The wife suddenly noticed that her husband was missing. She called him on the mobile. The wife said “Where are you? You know we have lots to do!” He said, “You remember the jewelers we went into about 10 years ago, and you fell […]

    Monday

    Monday, December 21st, 2015

    Miscellaneous Rambling Welcome to the shortest day of the year. * * * * * * * It’s the day when the sun stops waning and starts exerting its strength, hence I suppose the Roman holiday, The Birth of the Unconquered Sun (of Sol Invictus). There are lots of arguments about whether the Catholic Church […]

     


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