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    Archive for May, 2016

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

    Miscellaneous Rambling I hope everyone had a good holiday weekend. Marie and the kids were gone. I spent my time “putting my garden in” (a phrase I’ve long disliked for some reason) and cleaning out the areas of the house and garage I had usurped for gardening purposes. Marie was glad to get the space […]

    Monday

    Monday, May 30th, 2016

    Why aren't Trump's critics trying to rein in the powers of the office he seeks? Excellent piece by @conor64 https://t.co/v2UjSqUY2u — Jack Hunter (@jackhunter74) May 24, 2016 Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Sunday Miscellany

    Sunday, May 29th, 2016

    Headline of the day. That must be one strong and skilled kid: Gorilla killed after 4-year-old falls into zoo enclosure. Postal workers are voting on whether to strike. They mailed their ballots so we should know in about a year (1978) pic.twitter.com/gq83elm59D — RetroNewsNow (@RetroNewsNow) May 29, 2016 Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot […]

    Saturday

    Saturday, May 28th, 2016

    Whew. I’m further behind at the office than I thought. It took about three tall vodka tonics (accented with the most excellent Fee Brothers bitters) to get through my pile of stuff . . . and that was just basically cataloging and prioritizing things. I’ll head back Monday to do sober/serious work. Today and Sunday […]

    Friday

    Friday, May 27th, 2016

    BYCU If I were asked to nominate a nontraditional day as The Drinking Day of the Year, today might get my nod. The Friday before Memorial Day has a ton to recommend it. It is, of course, the start of a three-day weekend, which is always nice. But it’s also the official unofficial start of […]

    Conan

    Friday, May 27th, 2016

    Several former contestants from the show “The Biggest Loser” are suing the show for abuse. The contestants said, “We were completely unprepared for being mistreated when we signed up to be on a show called ‘The Biggest Loser.’” Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Thursday

    Thursday, May 26th, 2016

    The farmers drove their tractors to breakfast this morning: Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

    Wow. I gotta think seriously about going to this. It’s at my alma mater, only 50 minutes from my driveway: Front Porch Republic Annual Conference. This year we’ll be at The University of Notre Dame. The theme of our conference: Populism, Power, and Place. Confirmed speakers include Bill Kauffman, Jason Peters, Philip Bess, Jeff Taylor, […]

    Meyers

    Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

    Papa John’s salads were among several hundred products recalled for listeria contamination this weekend. Said a spokesman for Papa John’s, “We have salads?” Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

    Miscellaneous Rambling Gardening season is obviously in full swing. I have grown from seeds all the tomatoes I’ll need. I should have extra for my neighbor. My sweet pepper sprouting, as always, has been far less successful, but I think I have about a dozen seedlings that will make it, possibly two dozen. I’ve also […]

    Monday

    Monday, May 23rd, 2016

    Miscellaneous Rambling Those pictures yesterday perfectly capture a project I’ve long thought (fantasized) about: building a local outdoor shrine. An actual “shrine,” of course, requires designation by the bishop, but it’d be a shrine in intent, if not official approval. I always thought such a thing would be good for my community, both in terms […]

    Sunday

    Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

    Due to an odd confluence of events, I ended up going to Mass by myself at this great little church yesterday evening (well, 4:00): I then trekked ten minutes south and stopped by the memorial celebration of a long-time client of mine. I had no idea he had built this enchanted place: Bookmark it: del.icio.us […]

     


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