Month: November 2009


Autobiographical Corner

Just a brief note. After a righteous Thanksgiving Eve outing with friends and family, I spent Thanksgiving Day with my Mom, brothers, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, wife, and children. Marie and The Seven then drove through night and rain to get to Detroit around 9:30 p.m. I don’t always do well with night glare, but it wasn’t too bad that evening, though I was exhausted all day Friday.

If you saw the pictures over the weekend, you’ll notice I did all sorts of stuff: Christmas Parade and Red Wings game, but also a family outing to all-you-can-eat Old Country Buffet (a perfect meal just 22 hours after Thanksgiving gluttony dinner), flea market, McDonald’s, family party Saturday evening with pizza and beer. It was enjoyable, though tiring.

When we got back Sunday afternoon, we unpacked, then prepared for the family tree-decorating party, with a big dinner spread. That went well, but by when time finally freed up for blogging, it was already getting late, hence my Norman Rockwell cop-out today. I trust you understand.

Reminder: Advent is a penitential season. I toyed with the idea of suspending this blog during Advent, but my wife doesn’t want me to make any rash decisions while I’m still “playing catch up” with my life. I’ve given up on the idea that my life will ever return to normal, but I’m inclined to think that’s a good thing. I”m not so sure the priorities I’d set and loves I’d developed (like this blog) are good for me. At some point, blogging may have to be abandoned, but not now. I will continue through 2009, then see what takes place. By the end of today, over different 12,000 persons (computers) will have frequented this site. That’s a very strong number, but it’s not translating to … Read the rest

From the Notebooks

“[T]he present economic system is not capitalism . . . it’s a kind of Marxism for rich people . . . in which the elite make the profits while the losses are redistributed, shared throughout the entire population like Mao jackets and influenza.” Bill Bonner

Right on. That’s exactly where we are. Hudge and Gudge at a level that would’ve even made even Chesterton and Belloc gawk in surprise.… Read the rest