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    Archive for January, 2018

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

    Really Random Whew. January 31st. We made it. Of course, I heard someone say that February is the longest month of the year. It begins in January and ends some time in April. This article says Jim Rogers is investing in agricultural commodities. “‘The agriculture sector has been a disaster for 35 years. Things are […]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

    Miscellaneous Rambling Ancient Coptic manuscript of the Book of Acts can now be read, thanks to x-ray imagery. Link. Irony? Pope Francis has issued an apostolic constitution with regard to ecclesiastical universities. It’s called Veritatis Gaudium, meaning the joy of truth. Link. Thankfully, the document doesn’t have an impact on JPII’s Ex corde Ecclesiae. I’d […]

    Monday

    Monday, January 29th, 2018

    Miscellaneous Rambling What a beautiful January weekend. I played basketball and did a little gardening yesterday in shorts. A sweatshirt, yes, but shorts. I read yesterday that, when you reach age 100 in Barbados, you get a stamp in your honor. I’m not sure what they do with their Harvey Weinsteins who reach that age. […]

    Sunday, January 28th, 2018

    When I was a kid, I could tell you everything about the tennis world: Borg, Connors, McEnroe, Becker, Lendl. These days, I follow it a bit but not much. Regardless, it’s great to see the Rog back on top. Roger Federer wins Australian Open for 20th career Grand Slam title – https://t.co/4CavimYWPO — The Daily […]

    Saturday

    Saturday, January 27th, 2018

    Thadurday Ramblings Good “Unregistered” podcast last week. Russell interviewed Christopher Ryan, one of the oldest hippies. It’s safe to say Ryan is a leftist, but one of the intellectually-honest kind of goodwill. That, quite frankly, is the genius of Russell’s podcast: He finds guests who hold controversial views, often loathsome to me, but they’re such […]

    Fallon

    Friday, January 26th, 2018

    A man broke a Guinness world record by walking barefoot on a 120-foot path of loose Legos. This beats the old record set by every dad getting up to use the bathroom at night. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Friday

    Friday, January 26th, 2018

    Holy Beer Font, Batman! Wow, I gotta have it: 2018 Drinking with the Monks Calendar. (Amazon link). I haven’t been this excited about a calendar since . . . Okay, I’ve never been excited about a calendar (though I greatly enjoy the Fellowship of St. James Calendar of the Christian Year). This drinking calendar will […]

    Thursday

    Thursday, January 25th, 2018

    My notes from a Theology on Tap lecture 476 to Charlemagne 476: It wasn’t the fall of the Roman Empire. The Senate was still in session until 600 AD or so. If you had asked the average citizen in, say, Lyon France, what he was, he would’ve said a Roman. It’s a significant issue because, […]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

    Books and Holes Response to a friend who wanted to know what I’m currently reading: “What am I reading? It’s scattershot. The Virgin Eye is my mainstay right now and has been for months. It’s kind of a book you pray with, so it’s very slow-going, but I believe it is a modern classic: Jungian-psychologist-Catholic-convert […]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

    Miscellaneous Rambling Well, I made a big decision. I’m going to attend a Cursillo retreat in February. I have attended three Catholic retreats in my life, and all were a colossal waste of time. Two of them were so bad, I was (no joke) embarrassed to be there. After the third strike, I swore off […]

    Monday

    Monday, January 22nd, 2018

    Miscellaneous Rambling Wow, the winter blues. If you’re suffering from them, do a white man thing and think about the farmers markets that you can attend this spring. And why is it a white man thing? Because a couple of professors have declared farmers markets to be white man things . . . and declared […]

    Sunday, January 21st, 2018

    "Nolan’s third Batman film was inspired by Charles Dickens’s 'A Tale of Two Cities,' though much of the dialogue might have been written by Edmund Burke." https://t.co/L13AvIL32B — The American Conservative (@amconmag) January 21, 2018 Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

     


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