Month: February 2012

Wednesday

When I first started taking a hard look at converting to Catholicism, I was most struck by “spiritual development,” the idea that we have a soul that needs to …

Tuesday

Randoms It’s primary day here in Michigan. Has Romney irritated me enough to prompt me to pull that Santorum lever? I suspect it’ll be a last-second decision. * * …

Monday

Monday Miscellany I stumbled across this glass at a flea market back in the early 1990s, after Arkansas had left the Southwest Conference. I bought it for 25 cents …

Saturday

The Panacea What are the three biggest problems confronting the United States today? There are lots of candidates, but I think most people, regardless of moral or political or …

Friday

TDE doesn’t get many opportunities to post “honey shots,” so when I saw this one, I jumped at the chance. A little sex appeal might drive more viewers to …

Thursday

Colons, Tebow, and Other Gosh, I hope so: “Colonoscopy Lowers Rate of Cancer Deaths, Study Finds.” I’d hate to think I’ve been doing ’em for kicks. * * * …

Ash Wednesday

Lent Welcome to Lent 2012. I enter the season with high expectations, more so than usual. I can’t identify the source of my optimism, but maybe the letters of …

Tuesday

Letters to Children: On History It’s difficult to instruct you here, but I suggest you concentrate your reading in three areas: (1) Obtaining a general historical sense; (2) American …

Monday

Miscellany Ron Paul easily leads the yard-sign race in my neighborhood. I’d put one in my yard (which would be a first for me), but I don’t know where …

Saturday

Bullets I came into this morning’s post with nothing. Absolutely nothing. I had to engage in some good old fashioned Firefox tab-opening and surfing to assemble this morning’s post. …