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    Archive for July, 2018

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

    More Miscellaneous Rambling Great idea: “Justice also requires that all of those in Church leadership who knew of the former cardinal’s alleged crimes and sexual misconduct and did nothing be held accountable for their refusal to act thereby enabling others to be hurt.” Bishop Michael Olson. Man, that’d clear things out. There’d be no one […]

    Monday

    Monday, July 30th, 2018

    Miscellaneous Rambling Shew. It’s been a whirlwind of activity since returning from Alpena. Mostly, garden stuff, but also work and family. Michael (#4) returned from a two-week mission trip to Mexico City, where he visited Our Lady of Guadalupe daily and played soccer with kids at the city dump (where they live with their families, […]

    Saturday

    Saturday, July 28th, 2018

    Alpena boardwalk, morning 7-26-2018 pic.twitter.com/KbIXIVoenf — The Daily Eudemon (@TheDailyEudemon) July 26, 2018 I took my annual pilgrimage to Alpena, Michigan, returning Thursday evening. Alpena is a neat little city on the shores of northern Lake Huron. The picture above is a bit Potemkin, as evidenced by this picture that I took after turning around […]

    Friday, July 27th, 2018

    "I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said." – William F. Buckley Jr. pic.twitter.com/p9xCN6JSZs — Catholic Thinker (@ThinkerCatholic) July 27, 2018 Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Friday, July 27th, 2018

    Ah, yes, that would be a great channel: A 24-hour Fast Food Brawl channel would probably stop me from cable cuttinghttps://t.co/vCGIFL4f2T — David Burge (@iowahawkblog) July 26, 2018 Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Friday

    Friday, July 27th, 2018

    I returned from vacation last night, greeted to news of a GDP blow-out and threatened bombings of Iran. For today, just this throwback to the Iranian hostage crisis: Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Thursday

    Thursday, July 26th, 2018

    In his modern classic, The New Science of Politics, Eric Voegelin wrote about the tendency of modern political movements to throw the highest human efforts behind earthly progress and noted that the result is a sacrifice of the human spirit in exchange for earthly goods: “The more fervently all human energies are thrown into the […]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

    Black magic is similar to selling one’s soul, a magical practice colorfully passed down through the centuries in the Faust legends and literature. Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593), Johann Goethe (1749-1832), and Thomas Mann (1875-1955) all told the Faust story. The stories, though distinct and expressing the writers’ different philosophies, revolve around the same theme: A man […]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

    Black magic is substantively no different than ordinary magic. Both types of magicians are making a choice for earthly goods (power) and are willing to solicit/manipulate the supernatural to obtain the fruits of their choice. The black magician is set apart by the vehement suddenness and ugliness of his approach. The black magician doesn’t mince […]

    Monday

    Monday, July 23rd, 2018

    Although the term “magic” has been defined differently, it is perhaps best defined as the practice of deliberately soliciting or directing the supernatural for purposes of obtaining power over the natural. “Supernatural” refers to a spiritual agent which can, or is believed to be able, to act in this world. Because the supernatural is merely […]

    Friday

    Friday, July 20th, 2018

    Brews You Can Use The feel good drink story of the year: “This autumn, 61-year-old Shunsuke Takagi will launch his unique project, calling on welfare centers engaging in organic farming and using ingredients like barley and hops cultivated by those with disabilities to produce special regional craft beer.” Link. Mark Twain once said: “The two […]

    Thursday

    Thursday, July 19th, 2018

    Conservatives have never been able to agree on a definition of conservatism. The historian of modern conservatism, George Nash, concluded that it is “misdirected” to try to formulate a definition of conservatism: “I doubt that there is a single, satisfactory, all-encompassing definition of the complex phenomenon called conservatism, the content of which varies enormously with […]

     


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