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    Archive for July, 2019

    Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

    How will Alabama recover from this? from r/rareinsults Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Weaver

    Monday, July 29th, 2019

    Richard Weaver, professor at the University of Chicago fifty years ago, wrote of “the Great Stereopticon,” a term roughly equivalent to what many call “mass media.” It is the technology that reaches out to everyone in western culture and tells us “the time to laugh and the time to cry.” Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit […]

    “It!”

    Monday, July 29th, 2019

    In today’s idiom, it is common to use the word “it” when describing the sexual act or related things. It reminds me of beatnik hero in Jack Kerouac’s On the Road named Rollo Greb, a “wild, ecstatic” man who “didn’t give a damn about anything” and whose “excitement blew out of his eyes in stabs […]

    Sunday

    Sunday, July 28th, 2019

    You can trace almost every Protestant sect today back to five branches: 1. Lutheran 2. Reform 3. Radical 4. Anglican 5. Pentecostal The first three were in existence within a few years after 1517 and had already started splintering among themselves a few years after that. Anglican in less than 20 years, and it started […]

    Thursday

    Thursday, July 25th, 2019

    H.I.F. A rumor on Twitter says Mister Rogers, a Presbyterian minister, took last rites from a monk. This article by Mike Aquilina offers details about Mister Rogers’ extensive ties to Catholicism, but doesn’t say he converted on his death bed. So I have my doubts. It reminds me of Santayana in his last days. He […]

    Monday, July 22nd, 2019

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    Friday

    Friday, July 19th, 2019

    I’m posting this simply because I really like the picture. It’s pretty: This is what happens when you don't renew @DavidWondrich's contract: @esquire has the Sazerac served on the rocks:https://t.co/3jP0BJfu2c — Frederic Yarm (@cocktailvirgin) July 16, 2019 Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Thursday

    Thursday, July 18th, 2019

    From the Notebooks While returning to Europe with Sigmund Freud from a conference in the United States in 1909, Carl Jung had the most-famous nocturnal dream of the twentieth century. He dreamed he was in a medieval house. He went down into a vaulted Gothic room, then into the house’s cellar, which he thought was […]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

    NEW PODCAST EPISODE RELEASED: Detachment. The first rule of the spiritual life. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

    A quiet day at the mall. Walking around, unnoticed, until someone yells, “Hey, it’s Pat Sajak!” Then pandemonium: handshakes, pictures, autographs. I’m almost sorry I yelled. — Pat Sajak (@patsajak) July 15, 2019 Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

    On July 16th, 1212, at the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa, King Alfonso VIII “the Noble” of Castile led an outnumbered Catholic coalition to victory against the Almohad Caliphate—marking a turning point in the Reconquista. from r/Catholicism Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Monday

    Monday, July 15th, 2019

    Miscellaneous Rambling The French Revolution ate its own. Zmirak thinks the same thing might be happening with today’s left. Let’s hope he’s right. Excerpt: Ocasio-Cortez was put in place by the quasi-Marxist faction the “Justice Democrats.” One of its leaders is her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti. A preening, posturing radical, he likes to sport […]

     


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