Month: July 2014

Interesting

H.I.F. Is this Athens, Georgia or Athens, Greece? Cops Attack Gay Couple In Athens For Holding Hands. Home of the Sacred Band of Thebes, Patroclus and Achilles, and a …

An Unusual History

I’ve been slowly making my way through Peter Marshall‘s Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism . At the rate I’m going, and given the length of the book …

Barzun

I bought this book when it came out: From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life 1500 to the Present by Jacques Barzun. I’ve never read it, …

GKC 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 …

Meyers

A restaurant in New York has created the Rice Burger, which replaces normal burger buns with rice patties. The restaurant also replaces customers with empty chairs.

Letterman

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the largest single transmission of deadly germs is a handshake. You’re lucky, because the most popular form of greeting here in New …

Monday

Miscellaneous Rambling The skies around Alpena were incessantly filled with the buzz of fighter jets, presumably coming from the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center. I’ve been vacationing in the …

Sunday

I returned from my final vacation of the year. This was our annual excursion to Alpena, Michigan. Northern Michigan is one of the prettiest places on the planet during …

Interesting

H.I.F. Here’s President Obama on taxation: President Barack Obama has blasted American multinationals that move to Ireland to cut their tax bill. In his toughest comments yet on the …

Friday

BYCU (Kinda) Even though I converted in 1991, which, I think, was the height of Mother Angelica’s popularity, I never listened to her. Partly, it’s because I rarely watched …