Month: July 2017

Monday

Miscellaneous Rambling Settling in after a long vacation in Alpena, Michigan. Regular blogging will resume, subject to the exigencies of getting the practice and produce site back in order. …

Saturday

I’m back from vacation, my annual pilgrimage to the family cottage in Alpena. I’m putting together a short book about Albert Jay Nock (hopefully, available later this year). On …

Friday

Brews You Can Use Just when I think I’ve heard of everything in the drinking world, at least those things that have been around awhile, something else appears. This …

Thursday

Thaddeus Russell: Anyone who believes that advertisers control consumers need only be told a few names: Tucker, Henry J., Ford, Edsel, Mercury Park Lane, Studebaker, Wagonaire, Lincoln Blackwood, AMC …

Wednesday

Great summary of a loathsome man and his legacy: Alfred Kinsey was a moral revolutionary in scientist’s clothing. The science was bad, even bogus; the man himself may now …

Tuesday

Cracked me up: When Trevor-Roper attacked R. H. Tawney’s theory of the progressive bourgeois giving rise to the Puritan revolution in England, one of the editors of the journal …

Monday

On T.S. Eliot’s alleged anti-Semitism: But might it be allowed that one can write or say anti-Semitic things without being an anti-Semite? Eliot is guilty of the former, but …

Sunday

“s the wise have always known, a “dead” language breathes life into a timeless liturgy. It is indeed part of the same permanent paradox that real life is to …

Saturday

‘A God all mercy is a God unjust’ (Edward Young, ‘Night’, iv, Night Thoughts, The Complaint). Found in The Virgin Eye. The dear reader can draw whatever connection he …

Friday

Interesting nugget I learned from Brooklyn Bartender: Laird’s (or “Laird & Company”) was the first licensed American distillery. The brandy manufacturer still has “License # 1,” issued in 1780.