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    Archive for July, 2020

    BYCU

    Friday, July 31st, 2020

    Barrel of Gifts The naked dude with a barrel really was once a thing. But it apparently wasn’t for broke people, but for hungover people. If someone got really drunk, bosses from James I to Civil War commanders made the drunkards wear them as punishment. The article linked to this advertisement: The Five Essential Gifts […]

    From the Notebooks

    Thursday, July 30th, 2020

    From the Gardening Journals Political discourse rarely interests me. Hollywood gossip bores me. Sporting events hold my attention as good as any pop culture event, but when I see the monstrosity that has become athletics, the entire arena baffles me, prompting me to go into shutdown mode, unable to muster much excitement. New technology is […]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

    HIF My home Charter internet service has crashed. Just this for today: For fans of comedian Gary Gulman, the actor’s brief cameo in a pivotal scene during director Todd Phillips’ “Joker” must come as a complete surprise. What’s even more surprising is that during his big scene, a bout of constant laughter was throwing Gulman’s […]

    Miscellany

    Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

    Free Cardinal Newman Great find at Spotify: A high-quality recording of John Henry Newman’s Apologia Pro Vita Sua. Completely free. It kind of blew me away to see someone put it out there like that, but I’m greatly enjoying it. I searched for similar finds without luck. If anyone else knows of anything, let me […]

    Monday Miscellany

    Monday, July 27th, 2020

    Urban Areas Man, LA is awful. Jack and Andrea just returned from his honeymoon that he ended there. This pic is from the alley that led to their Air B&B. They said the B&B itself wasn’t bad, but the location wasn’t in a touristy area. This is just the way LA is. On top of […]

    BYCU

    Friday, July 24th, 2020

    The Teetotaling Eudemon? The dog days of summer. It looks like the hottest (the doggiest) days are behind us, but it’s still plenty warm. I don’t know whether I’m getting old or worn out by the heat, but I need a break. How do I know? Because I don’t even feel like drinking. That’s right. […]

    Misc.

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

    Lines, Lines, Everywhere a Line This is the line outside a Gucci store at a Chicago mall. A similar line was standing outside the Nike store. Marie was told the wait was 45 minutes. To get inside a store. The mind boggles. This, no doubt, could serve as Exhibit A to one thing John Paul […]

    From the Notebooks

    Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

    20th Century Existentialism Four subjects that were wildly popular in the 20th century: Zen arose when Mahayana Buddhism merged with Taoism. Buddhism is steeped in a thing called “monism,” which teaches that all things are one. Individual things don’t exist; individual classes of things don’t exist. There is, in other words, no essence at all. […]

    CSL

    Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

    Meilaender’s in the House Gilbert Meilaender was recently featured on Mars Hill Audio. I haven’t listened to the interview yet, but I will. I honestly didn’t even know Meilaender was still “in the game,” so to speak. He wrote, in my opinion, the finest book on C.S. Lewis’ writings ever (and I’ve read a lot […]

    Miscellany

    Sunday, July 19th, 2020

    Uncut Crap Worst. Movie. Ever. Uncut Gems. Actually, what I should say is, “Worst. Movie. Ever. That. Everyone. Is. Praising.” I’ve heard this movie praised on podcasts. I’ve heard it praised in private conversations. It has a 7.4 rating on IMDB and 92% of critics like it, according to Rotten Tomatoes. We tried watching it […]

    Developing a Sense for History

    Saturday, July 18th, 2020

    If you liked the podcast series, you might like this adaptation: If You Can Memorize Just Ten Years, You Can Develop an Historical Framework Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    BYCU

    Friday, July 17th, 2020

    Reasons to Drink I’ll drink to that: San Buenaventura has been declared a minor basilica. It’s a lovely place. We stopped there last year during our spring break trip up Highway One. Which I’ll also drink to: Highway One. My son, Jack, and his new bride are honeymooning along Highway One. They had planned on […]

     


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