My harvest yesterday. Not pictured: two dozen hot peppers, a second batch of grapes, and two large cucumbers.
My family’s favorite of the Olympics so far? Team handball. I’d never seen it before. It’s pretty cool. * * * * * * * We downloaded the NBC Live Olympic app. It’s sweet. You can watch anything that’s being played, live. It proved quite a distraction all day yesterday, especially after my son hooked up his computer to the TV so we could watch on a full screen. * * * * * * * A Chestertonian Buckeye TDE reader sent this along yesterday: “I had a great discovery recently. While traveling in the area of Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue, Ohio (about 20 miles south of Cedar Point), just up the same highway (rt. 269), a new establishment has opened: The Bierkeller! German themed restaurant, bar, outdoor garden. It’s like the best Chestertonian day trip: outdoor shrine with paths through a rural woods, then onto the beer hall!” Yes, I’ve added it to my “To Do” list. It’s probably about 2.5 hours from my house. * * * * * * * Perhaps the greatest hero most of us have never heard of: Irena Sendlerowa. She saved 2,500 Jews from the ghettos of Warsaw, Poland. Most of them children. * * * * * * * Received in an email: Try and fathom the hypocrisy of a Government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured, but not everyone must prove they are a citizen. There’s no doubt a little racist venom in the quote, but it points to a larger point: We’re too large for universal health care. The countries that have had some success with universal health care are small, homogenous, and highly parochial, with severe restrictions on immigration. That’s not exactly a picture of the United States. Not now, not ever. We’ve never been any of those things (well, we were demographically small in the very beginning, but that was no longer the case by, say, 1850).Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg | Facebook | Technorati | Google | StumbleUpon | Window Live | Tailrank | Furl | Netscape | Yahoo | BlinkList