Month: April 2018

Monday

Miscellaneous Rambling I haven’t weighed in on the Alfie Evans for simple reasons: it’s so sad, I don’t like to think about it; it’s so wrong, it makes me …

Saturday

I measure my stress level by how much this does or doesn’t happen to me: “Work destroys your soul by stealthily invading your brain during the hours not officially …

Friday

Brews You Can Use The Spring Flurry continues. Not much time for blogging this morning. Just a few items: Our President and Pope tweet . . . and gas …

Thursday

Ramblings Whew, whatta week. Nonstop obligations . . . all of the non-billable sort, which for a lawyer, is like giving money away. I get a reprieve today and …

Wednesday

More Notes The increased wealth that started to accumulate after 1000 gave us the most famous saint after the apostles: St. Francis (b. 1182). Also: St. Dominic (b. 1170). …

Tuesday

Miscellaneous Rambling I ran a quote by George Scott-Moncrieff. Who’s he? He was Russell Kirk’s friend, whom Kirk praised in his autobiography, The Sword of Imagination. “Scomo” was “the …

Monday

Miscellaneous Rambling “I woke up Sunday morning with no way to hold my head that didn’t hurt.” Johnny Cash, Sunday Morning Coming Down. It’s one of my favorite Johnny …

Saturday

Gardening Rambling I don’t know if it’s a testament to Salanova lettuce, a trait of lettuce in general, or a gardening miracle, but it looks like all, or almost …

Friday

Brews You Can Use I found a trove of drinking news over here. A few of the better ones: Good to know: “Professor Andrew Jarosz of Mississippi State University …

Thursday

Lecture Notes Every historian recognizes that, by 1000, commerce was increasing and with it, wealth. Technology was advancing. The Dark Ages were over, caput, finished. It was onward and …

Wednesday

Quick Rambling Wow, what brutal weather these past couple of days. I’m guessing my 50 lettuce plugs didn’t make it, but I won’t get a chance to check them …

Tuesday

Miscellany: The Trailer One significant inconvenience has dogged me this gardening season: a new car. My old van died on me last November. I bought a 2017 Kia Sorento, …