The Daily Eudemon
"The only end of writing is to enable the readers better to enjoy life."
Samuel Johnson, The Idler, 4/5/1760






Home

  • Advertisers
  • Favorite Quotes
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • My Professional Blawg
  • TDE Lens
  • archives
  • December 2014
  • November 2014
  • October 2014
  • September 2014
  • August 2014
  • July 2014
  • June 2014
  • May 2014
  • April 2014
  • March 2014
  • February 2014
  • January 2014
  • December 2013
  • November 2013
  • October 2013
  • September 2013
  • August 2013
  • July 2013
  • June 2013
  • May 2013
  • April 2013
  • March 2013
  • February 2013
  • January 2013
  • December 2012
  • November 2012
  • October 2012
  • September 2012
  • August 2012
  • July 2012
  • June 2012
  • May 2012
  • April 2012
  • March 2012
  • February 2012
  • January 2012
  • December 2011
  • November 2011
  • October 2011
  • September 2011
  • August 2011
  • July 2011
  • June 2011
  • May 2011
  • April 2011
  • March 2011
  • February 2011
  • January 2011
  • December 2010
  • November 2010
  • October 2010
  • September 2010
  • August 2010
  • July 2010
  • June 2010
  • May 2010
  • April 2010
  • March 2010
  • February 2010
  • January 2010
  • December 2009
  • November 2009
  • October 2009
  • September 2009
  • August 2009
  • July 2009
  • June 2009
  • May 2009
  • April 2009
  • March 2009
  • February 2009
  • January 2009
  • December 2008
  • November 2008
  • October 2008
  • September 2008
  • August 2008
  • July 2008
  • June 2008
  • May 2008
  • April 2008
  • March 2008
  • February 2008
  • January 2008
  • December 2007
  • November 2007
  • October 2007
  • September 2007
  • August 2007
  • July 2007
  • June 2007
  • May 2007
  • April 2007
  • March 2007
  • February 2007
  • January 2007
  • December 2006
  • November 2006
  • October 2006
  • September 2006
  • August 2006
  • July 2006
  • June 2006
  • May 2006
  • April 2006
  • March 2006
  • February 2006
  • January 2006
  • December 2005
  • November 2005
  • October 2005
  • September 2005
  • August 2005
  • July 2005
  • June 2005
  • May 2005
  • April 2005
  • March 2005
  • February 2005
  • January 2005
  • December 2004
  • November 2004
  • August 2004
  • July 2004
  • June 2004
  • May 2004
  • April 2004
  • March 2004
  • February 2004
  • January 2004


  • syndicate this site
    RSS Feed
    RSS 2 Feed
    Atom Feed
    My Yahoo!
    Comments RSS

    Send Eric Scheske an E-Mail


    Archive for May, 2006

    I See a Bunch of Melons

    Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

    Face-blindness. I’d never heard of it, except in connection with the old racial joke, “We all look alike to you, anyway.” Interesting stuff: Severe prosopagnosics may mistake complete strangers for acquaintances even as they fail to recognize family members, close friends, spouses, and even themselves. If I learn how to pronounce it, I wonder if [...]

    Godspy and DaVinci

    Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

    If you haven’t seen it, check out Godspy’s coverage of TDVC. It hits TDVC from unique angles (which is difficult to do, given the swamp coverage it has received). I especially liked this piece by John Zmirak from earlier this month. Amy Welborn referred to Dan Brown as the “mystery man,” since no one knows [...]

    The Lair

    Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

    While spanning the blogging world, looking for new Catholic blogs, I ran across this one: The Lair of the Catholic Cavemen. After five minutes, I decided to bookmark it. How could I resist, after seeing their sub-title: “The Car Crash of Blogs. You Don’t Want To, But You Just Can’t Help But Look”? You might [...]

    48

    Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

    I guess 48 people have now died of bad/mixed heroin in Detroit. It’s obviously a kind of genocide. I guess we can expect a visit from Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson soon.

    Day 3

    Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

    It’s Day 3 of the Chesterton and Friends 16-Day G.K. Chesterton celebration. The reception around the web has been remarkable. Over 400 people came yesterday, and 300 on Memorial Day. Today’s topic: The Chesterton-Shaw Debates. I kept it brief. It also has a few of my favorite Shaw anecdotes at the end.

    Prince of a Guy

    Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

    AMERICAN IDOL judge SIMON COWELL has turned his famous barbed comments on PRINCE after being appalled by the pop superstar’s surprise performance at the show’s finale last week. The PURPLE RAIN hitmaker took to the stage at the Kodak Theatre for a quick run through two new songs before dashing off, refusing to meet the [...]

    Conning Smart People

    Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

    Clever, though not terribly-novel, article at Paul’s Tips this morning: Most smart people have a hidden weakness and it’s this – they’re absolute suckers for anything that sounds clever. As soon as you start hitting people with technical terms, fancy graphs, famous names and the like, you’ll immediately increase your credibility. If they’re smart, they’re [...]

    Only in the Netherlands . . .

    Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

    . . . and in California (don’t forget about NAMBLA, which started there, if memory serves correctly): Dutch pedophiles were launching a political party to push for a cut in the legal age for sexual relations from 16 to 12 and the legalisation of child pornography and sex with animals. Daily Telegraph Link. The Dutch [...]

    Blog Watch

    Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

    Some of you are probably aware that I regularly maintain the National Catholic Register’s Blog Watch page. As part of my “watching,” I scan through about 60 blogs every day, but I’m looking for a little more variety and some new or unique blogs that don’t get a lot of press. I would love to [...]

    Tuesday Moaning Eudemon

    Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

    Tough wake up today. I didn’t drink yesterday, but the three-day weekend has me feeling groggy. I planned to finish my post for Day 2 of the Chesterton Celebration at Chesterton and Friends last night, but instead, I took Michael (Boy #3) and my godson to see X-Men at the spur of the moment. Michael [...]

    Klever Kurtz

    Monday, May 29th, 2006

    Stanley Kurtz has written a clever (and thorough) article about gay marriage. We’re all tired of hearing about it, but the debate is probably just heating up. Excerpt: The traditional family is losing its monopoly, as new forms of living, like parents without a formal marriage, single parents, and same-sex partnerships, appear and spread. It [...]

    Special Chesterton Notice

    Monday, May 29th, 2006

    G.K. Chesterton was born today, on May 29, and died on June 14. The Chesterton and Friends blog will be featuring a “literary calendar” of sorts during those days, using the sixteen-day window to do some interesting posting about his life and times. The blog plans to offer suggestions to readers about various Chestertonian things [...]

     


    "The Daily Eudemon is the sort of thing that Chesterton or Mencken would be doing, if they were alive today. It's what, in saner times, was called journalism. In the writing and in the reading, it's exactly the sort of leisure we should want at the basis of culture."
    Mike Aquilina, Author of The Fathers of the Church and TV Talk Show Host.

    "Literate Catholicism-urbane, witty, engaged-is alive and well! If you can read, you should be reading The Daily Eudemon!" David Scott, author of A Revolution of Love: The Meaning of Mother Teresa

    "If you like your blogs pithy, nimble, pointed, high-spirited, and waggish, then bookmmark Eric Scheske's The Daily Eudemon. Ooops! You want prolixity, density, meandering, dull, and sober? Then run (do not walk!) to the blogs of the major news outlets. They have just what you want. Honestly they do." John Peterson, Editor, G.K. Chesterton: Collected Works, Volumes 12 and 13.

    "Eric Scheske's web site is full of information and insight.  Always worth a read."  James V. Schall, Author of Another Sort of Learning.

    "Eric Scheske has one of the few indispensable sites in an overcrowded blogosphere." Thomas E. Woods, Jr., Ph.D., New York Times Bestselling Author and Author of How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization.

    links

    the bloghorn

    << # St. Blog's Parish ? >> 


    The Daily Eudemon is Copyright 2005 Eric Scheske.

    Design by Aquilina Computer Services.