Month: July 2016

"A room without books is like a body without a soul." – Marcus Tullius Cicero pic.twitter.com/hhg8HTrGaC — Catholic Thinker (@ThinkerCatholic) July 30, 2016

Friday

Returning from vacation today. Nine days in Alpena, Michigan, and the Upper Peninsula. Splendid trip. If you get up there, I highly recommend Munising and its Falling Rock Cafe. …

Thursday

While on vacation this week: Tess and I had a viciously tight game of Trouble pic.twitter.com/p1EDvWKC20 — The Daily Eudemon (@TheDailyEudemon) July 24, 2016

Tuesday

“Kirk first encountered the Shroud while offhandedly visiting the Cathedral of San Giovanni Battista in Torino, Italy, in 1957 when he attended a Mont Pelerin Society conference. Here, he …

Monday

Miscellaneous Rambling That Kirk quote yesterday got me thinking about George Gissing’s The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft. It’s a beautiful little book, one that tugs at every wannabe …

Saturday

My brother-in-law got this handbill while in Chicago last weekend: “The Most Reluctant Convert.” It’s showing in Chicago, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Cleveland, and Tulsa (Tulsa?). If I were going to …

Friday

BYCU Interesting introduction to absinthe: “THE NOTORIOUS ABSINTHE, which scandalized late 19th-century Europe, was embraced by the literary and artistic café society of the mid-1800s. Purportedly addictive, it was …

Thursday

That new Russell Kirk biography features extended descriptions of the thought of Irving Babbitt, Paul Elmer More, Albert Jay Nock, and Isabel Paterson (four figures who greatly influenced Kirk). …

Wednesday

Miscellaneous Rambling Interesting piece about one of the only sites I visit every day: the Drudge Report. It says Drudge may have been able to stop Trump. I found …

Tuesday

I haven’t seen Gilbert Meilaender’s name for awhile: It is right to want to live longer, if we don't want life simply for its own sake. https://t.co/MS5HrJEEHr — First …