Month: July 2015

BYCU

We went to the Alpena Brown Trout Festival two weekends ago. While at the free concert, Meg tried out this huge chair: I really enjoyed Leinenkugels, back when I …

Thursday

One of my favorite writers, Bill Kauffman, has a new book out: Poetry Night at the Ballpark and Other Scenes from an Alternative America. It’s pretty expensive ($49), but …

Epstein

A joke from Joseph Epstein’s entertaining essay, “You Could Die Laughing: Are Jewish Jokes a Humorous Subject?” “Walking along the beach, Goldstein finds a bottle, picks it up, and—surprise! …

Tuesday

From the Gardening Journals Well, I finally went off the deep end: I spent nearly $90 on a hoe. Yes, a hoe. It’s a Dewitt diamond hoe. It’s six-feet …

Monday

Miscellaneous Rambling I’m really digging the “Daily Review” at Amazon Kindle: Daily Review is a tool to help you review and remember the most significant ideas from your books. …

Sunday

To repeat myself: Satan is the representation of evil. No one, absolutely no one, worships evil for its own sake. Therefore, no one, by definition, can worship Satan. I …

Just returned last night from a ten-day trip to my ancestral vacation home in Alpena, Michigan. Nothing much today. Just this picture of a great rainbow that formed over …

Friday

Brews You Can Use One of the better drinking lists I’ve seen this year, even if I don’t recognize 30% of ’em: “10 Pop Culture Moments that Changed the …

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 …

Fallon

The dating website AshleyMadison.com, which is a site where married people go to find someone to have an affair with, was hacked yesterday and now the hackers are threatening …