Month: July 2012

Tuesday

Random NBC, please, stop: no more swimming. My gosh. It might be the finest sport around for individual development and the worst sport around for spectators. I can’t fathom …

Monday

My harvest yesterday. Not pictured: two dozen hot peppers, a second batch of grapes, and two large cucumbers. Monday Miscellany My family’s favorite of the Olympics so far? Team …

Funny Fallon

I read that one of the presidential debates will have a town hall format where citizens will ask the candidates questions. The most common question: “Are you the only …

Friday

What time are the Opening Ceremonies today? London is five hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time, and I think the ceremonies begin at 9:00 London time, so 4:00 our …

Thursday

Two Things 1. Have you ever heard of the “Holy C”? It’s a phrase used by NPR to refer to “Holy See” in this article yesterday. If you’d clicked …

Wednesday

Miscellany The first Olympic record has already been broken: 150,000 Free Condoms to Be Distributed to Athletes at Summer Olympics in London. Maybe we should call it the “Bonelympics.” …

Tuesday

One of the nicest advantages of living in a town (but not a village): the movie theater is situated downtown, within walking distance. And for me, the theater is …

Monday

Autobiographical Corner I’m back. I went to Alpena, Michigan, for eight days. My family has a cottage on Lake Huron that has been in the family since 1945. We …

Saturday

Mini-Review Plato and Aristotle by Eric Voegelin (1957). Volume III of Order and History. Choice quote: “Thanatos orients the soul toward the Good by relieving it from the sickness …

Friday

Mini-Review The World of the Polis by Eric Voegelin (1957). Volume II of Order and History. Choice quote: Homer “strove valiantly for the insight that ordering action is action …