Monthly Archives: January 2017

Tuesday

Miscellaneous Rambling We made it! The worst month of the year is over. It’s too bad the forecast is worse than anything we experienced in January. Not a bad set of feast days this week: The Eastern Orthodox recognized the … Continue reading

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Monday

Miscellaneous Rambling I grealty enjoyed James Martin’s My Life with the Saints, so for years I’ve always kept my eyes out for things he writes. At this point, however, I’m writing him off as an unhinged leftist. I remember being … Continue reading

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A Request

I don’t ask TDE readers for many favors. Over the course of fifteen years, I think I’ve asked you to help me on two occasions (excepting, of course, my continuous Amazon kickback campaign). But I’m asking for your help now: … Continue reading

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Illegal and Law-Abiding

Okay, let me explain my term “law-abiding, illegal” immigrants. It wasn’t a typo or poorly thought out. Premise: A law that isn’t enforced isn’t a law. Illustration: If a town outlaws gardens but then allows its citizens to have gardens, … Continue reading

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On Genius and Suffering

“I have known no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him.” Max Beerbohm. True? I don’t know, but fascinating: Does God only afflict … Continue reading

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Underground

A friend sent me one of those “old picture” emails. I really enjoy those emails, but I never know if the pictures (much less the descriptions) are real/accurate. The one above is supposedly the London Underground in 1890. I think … Continue reading

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Friday

BYCU I had a BYCU ready for today, but then I saw this article at Modern Farmer: “Modern Farmer’s Best of 2016: All About Alcohol.” Booze, hooch, tipple, wobbly pops. There are as many nicknames for alcohol as there are … Continue reading

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Thursday

Miscellaneous Rambling Speaking of ESPN, I’m officially boycotting their sponsors. I figure, what the heck. Unfortunately, I don’t think they’ll much feel the sting, since I don’t buy many of their sponsors’ products, but Captain Morgan will! It’s sold by … Continue reading

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Wednesday

Finally! Other people, even those who identify themselves as “mainstream,” are beginning to excoriate ESPN for its relentless and radical leftwing politics: It’s like ESPN has a death wish. At some point in the past two years, commencing with the … Continue reading

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Politico-Economic Tuesday

This article pretty much sums up my economic hunches right now: The Deep State’s next move is to pin the coming stock market collapse on Trump. When people think “Greater Depression,” they’ll think “Donald Trump.” The economy has been on … Continue reading

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Monday

Miscellaneous Rambling Well, I planted my first hoop house yesterday. I put in a huge crop of spinach, using primarily Bloomsdale, which is supposed to be one of the best early spring varieties. We’ll see what happens. The long-term forecast … Continue reading

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