I guess I could write about the bailout, but (i) everyone else is, and (ii) it’s hard to blog on this Commodore 64. I had to sell my good computer so my kids could eat.
My general opinion is that a bailout must occur, and it probably will. My wife was on the road yesterday and listened to a lot of talk radio. She thought she even heard Ron Paul backing some form of bailout. Hard to believe, but anything’s possible in these bizarre times.
Leno: “Hugh Hefner confirmed that he has asked Sarah Palin to pose for Playboy. The bad news is in order to be equal, he has also asked Joe Biden.”
My first exposure to Jerome came about twenty years ago, in Paul Johnson’s A History of Christianity. Ever since reading it, I’ve considered Jerome curmudgeonly. I’m not sure it’s warranted, but what else could I think after reading this:
As Ambrose is the prototype of the medieval prelate, Jerome is the precursor of the agonized Christian intellectual, whose flesh is in irreconcilable conflict with the spirit, and whose enforced continence is bought at the cost of human charity.
The mental world of Jerome was a dark one: it was lit by flashes which seem more a reflection of hell-fire than glimpses of eternal light . . .
The context was Jerome’s battle against Origen and his optimism. Johnson takes Origen’s side. Seeing that Jerome obtained the great titles (“Doctor” and “Saint”) and Origen didn’t (Greek Orthodox readers, please correct me if you’ve honored … Read the rest