Monthly Archives: May 2020

BYCU

Background music or TV with the sound on? The bar in English-speaking countries traces its roots back to Roman Britain where drinking establishments flourished. The establishments declined with Rome, but they came back in the Middle Ages, largely through the … Continue reading

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Drudge

Leaving I reached a momentous decision yesterday: I dropped the Drudge Report from my start-up pages in Google Chrome. I’ve for years enjoyed his libertarian leanings, with his kindly non-sectarian nod to the Catholic Church. He was, for me, what … Continue reading

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Coronabeer Miscellany

Face Masks in Northern Michigan Marie, five of our kids, and I took our annual trip to Alpena, Michigan for a long weekend. Five days. We normally go up in July or August for ten days, but weddings and other … Continue reading

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Essay Excerpt

And that’s where Belloc sits with many. Ignored and neglected. He rubbed people the wrong way while he was alive, too. His nasty wars with H.G. Wells are legendary, but even before the nastiness started, Wells didn’t care for him. … Continue reading

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Abandonment

Virtue or Vice? When it comes to one’s own death, when does a person cross the line from abandonment to God’s will (the finest thing) to reckless disregard for one’s own health and life (a potential sin . . . … Continue reading

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Miscellany

Emperors, Life, Other Another good post by Medium superstar writer Ayodeji Awosika: 10 Signs Your Life is Probably Better Than You Think It Is. Number One: “You’re alive. He bolsters his selection with a quote from Nassim Taleb: “We are … Continue reading

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Trashy Tuesday

This Ain’t Hard, People Crazy days. COVID, first grandchild, basement flood, habitual drunkenness. What’s a guy to do? But I still have time to read tripe like this: “The last few months have laid bare the reality that, even before … Continue reading

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Episode 76

New Episode Released Arthur, Alfred, and Other Kings to 1649. Medium dot Com A quick overview of what we’ve covered in English history: First, Rome’s conquest of southern Britain, and the withdrawal of its soldiers in 410, leaving its Roman … Continue reading

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BYCU

Bars Color me “out of touch.” These are the five things people miss most from life before Coronabeer virus: 1. Having face-to-face interactions. 2. Celebrating big milestones with friends and family. 3. Hugging. 4. Having date nights. 5. Going to … Continue reading

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This has Gotta be a Sin

Peanut butter whiskey I realllllly didn't think I'd like this. But its very tasty. pic.twitter.com/sMCMUwg114 — Hawaiian Mark 🤙 (@Hawaiian_Mark) May 11, 2020 Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Noir to Historical Fiction

Los Angeles Fiction Matthew Schmitz at First Things ties together Hollywood noir films to Christian theology. It’s a neat overview of a film genre I’ve never tried (unless The Maltese Falcon counts as “noir”). The great neo-noir film, LA Confidential, … Continue reading

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New Baby

Grandpa Jones I’m a grandfather! Edith “But I’m Not Jewish” Knoerl was born last night, around 8:00 PM. Mother, father, and grandfather are doing fine, but, after nearly killing Max with the cork from the first bottle of champagne, I … Continue reading

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