Month: January 2013

Thursday

Bullets If you’re interested in economics and agriculture, you might enjoy this EconTalk podcast: Lisa Turner on Organic Farming. For a variety of reasons, I expected the podcast to …

Late Night Kimmel

“60 Minutes” anchor Steve Kroft is defending Sunday’s interview with President Obama and Hillary Clinton, saying that he didn’t have enough time to ask hard-hitting questions. That would be …

Wednesday

Background: When I was the editor of Gilbert Magazine, I was responsible for the “Tremendous Trifles” column. It was occasionally hard to find a sufficient amount of interesting GKC …

Tuesday

Random Opening I’m not a big fan of Facebook, but I was dealing with a migraine Sunday afternoon and looking for some low-impact ways to spend time, so I …

Monday

Sundays “You might try never working on Sundays. Just rule it out. See how you like it.” That’s one of the best pieces of advice I ever received from …

Saturday

Caption to this picture: “How to Tell When Hunting Season is Over.” Have you seen Zero Dark Thirty? I haven’t gone, but it has come to my hometown so …

Friday

BYCU I received an interesting email of “incredible historical pictures.” The pictures look legitimate, but I question some of the captions (I suspect the person who assembled the original …

Wednesday

Peterson Observations I’m enjoying John Peterson’s Pop Goes the Culture. It’s great non-fiction light reading . . . a perfect “bathroom book,” though I haven’t much defiled it that …

Tuesday

Calling All Nerds: 20 Books to Make You a Smart Catholic Joseph Epstein is the best essayist alive. He’s urbane, funny, self-deprecating. He’s a fine stylist, and he’s remarkably …