Month: June 2013

Friday

Mini-Review Leisure, The Basis of Culture, by John Pieper (1948). Choice quote: “here can be unused space in the total world of work.” Obsessed with efficiency? I am. At …

Thursday

Mini-Review The Holy Fire, by Robert Payne (1957) Choice quote: Gregory Nazianzen “feared no one. He had an unruly humor. He is the only man who is known to …

Wednesday

Mini-Review The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing (1903) Choice quote: “But oh, how good it is to desire little, and to have a little more than …

Tuesday

Mini-Review Introduction: If you find these reviews bizarre yet orthodox, I have accomplished my goal. If you find them entertaining yet profound, I am humbled. If they brings you …

Monday

Mini-Review The Conservative Mind by Russell Kirk (1953) Choice quote: “Hawthorne’s chief accomplishment: impressing the idea of sin upon a nation which would like to forget it.” My book …

Friday

BYCU Great charts: What countries drink the most vodka, gin, whisky and rum? Per capita, the results are: Vodka: Russia. Rum: Indian. Scotch Whiskey: France. Gin: Philippines. Tequila: U.S. …

Thursday

Random Hallelujah: I attended my last baseball game of the season last night. It might even be my last baseball game ever, since my youngest son isn’t sure he …

Funny Conan

Marco Rubio announced a new bill that would require immigrants to learn English to become citizens. Many Americans already say it’s the goodest news they have heard all year. …