Month: December 2017

From the archives: Disciplines of the soul are the basis of a liberal society.https://t.co/bAsYSGxPJK — First Things (@firstthingsmag) December 31, 2017

Saturday

Yet another amazing pic from European Beauty: Rising out on a rocky crag above the confluence of two rivers near the Guadarrama mountains, Alcazar Castle is one of the …

Friday

The Gin Cometh During 2017, I veered more and more toward gin (reducing my intake of vodka). It started in London last November (2016). I couldn’t drink the beer, …

Thursday

Rambles Struggling with that new electronic gadget? Wired’s guide might help. The Master Guide to Setting Up All Your New Devices. Five things professors actually said in 2017. Link. …

Wednesday

The Good Marxist Yes, I’ve started reading Marx’s Capital. The reason: Marxism is on the rise. At first, I thought it was just a college nimrod thing. I mean, …

Tuesday

The Spirit, Vegan Update Great Christmas this year. Of course, Christmas isn’t over. We try hard to keep the spirit through January 6th . . . much, much better …

We have a Christmas decorating contest every year to see who can make the best decoration. I’m the judge. I win every year! This year’s winning entry:

Friday

BYCU Okay, you want a killer drink? This is it: The Holiday Elf. Ingredients: One part Midori Melon Liqueur, one part Blue Curacao, one part Spiced Rum, one part …

Thursday

Miscellaneous Rambling The peak holidays draw neareth. Office party tonight, all kids home tomorrow and Saturday night, Christmas Eve Sunday night. I’m mixing up a huge batch of Holiday …

Wednesday

Holidays and Ignatius The holidays pick up steam: Michael (Number 4) arrived home last night. Kids 1 and 2 are due in 48 hours. Blogging will slow down during …

Tuesday

Miscellaneous Rambling I’ve have long listened to Relevant Radio’s “The Miracle Hunter” with Michael O’Neill. It’s not a perfect show, but I really enjoy it. I didn’t realize he …