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    Archive for June, 2006

    Brews You Can Use

    Friday, June 30th, 2006

    “A few choice wines for summer, and where to find them.” Courtesy of The Atlantic Monthly. Bonny Doon (whatta gay name; perhaps this Brews You Can Use wasn’t such a good idea) Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel Amador Zinfandel ZAP

    Three Stages

    Thursday, June 29th, 2006

    From a section dealing with E.F. Schumacher in Robert Inchausti’s Subversive Orthodoxy: In his 1957 talk “The Insufficiency of Liberalism,” Schumacher argued that there were three stages of human development: first was primitive religiosity, and then scientific realism. The third stage, which we are now entering, is the realization that there is something beyond fact [...]

    Misc.

    Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

    A few random thoughts during this week of light blogging: *We exist in time and space. Prayer involves communication with that which transcends both. No wonder it’s difficult. *Prayer, existing outside time and space, resists both. It might be a good idea to create a space in your house for prayer, thus cutting the resistance [...]

    Youth League Coaches

    Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

    As my kids hit sports with a full stride, I’m noticing a problem that is as old as little league itself: coaches who favor their own children. In the past, it seems the problem existed, but it was more of an unintentional thing: the coach either didn’t know he was favoring his kid or honestly [...]

    The Big 5

    Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

    The feature article in the current issue of Touchstone is worth checking out. My time is still limited this week, so I can’t comment much, but give it a click: There may be political explanations for the attractiveness of Catholic justices, but I think three Catholic doctrines—natural law, subsidiarity, and religious freedom—help to explain why [...]

    42% by Pius

    Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

    According to this blog, Popes named Pius declared 42% of the Church Doctors. St. Athanasius (296-373)- Declared Doctor in 1568 by St. Pius V St. Hilary of Poitiers (315-367)- 1851 by Bl. Pius IX St. Gregory of Nasianzus (325-389)- 1568 by St. Pius V St. Basil the Great (329-379)- 1568 by St. Pius V St. [...]

    Cash Lyrics

    Monday, June 26th, 2006

    Since I quoted from his autobiography, I thought I’d reproduce a few of JR’s better lyrics. From one of my favorite late (1978) Cash songs, “Without Love”: Without love I am half human without love I’m all machine Without love there’s nothing doin’ I will die without love Without love I am an island all [...]

    Cash Auto

    Monday, June 26th, 2006

    My wife bought me Johnny Cash’s autobiography as a Father’s Day present. I’ve been flipping through it. I was hoping for more information about his first wife, Vivian, but she supposedly asked Johnny to keep her out of his public life, and he honored the request. I get the impression he never got over the [...]

    PSA

    Monday, June 26th, 2006

    Blogging will be light this week. I’ll be enjoying beer, books, beer, my family, and beer. I’ll plan on hitting the computer once or twice, but for the most part, this blog will be taking it easy for a few days.

    Beer Doesn’t Equal Illicit Activity

    Sunday, June 25th, 2006

    The hordes of beer-swilling men who have descended on Germany for the World Cup are proving a disappointment for the host nation’s sex workers, preferring to party in public rather than spend time with prostitutes. Chalk one up for the beer drinkers. One passion leads to another, yes, but beer drinking is such a (mostly) [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, June 25th, 2006

    A novice under a temptation which seemed to her insurmountable said: ‘This time I cannot rise above it–it is impossible.’ Therese replied, ‘Why do you try to rise above it? Pass beneath it quite simply. It is very well for great souls to soar high above the clouds when the storm is raging, but for [...]

    Big Dress

    Saturday, June 24th, 2006

    This kind of self-obsessiveness transcends the greatest of bridezillas. This groom is in for a painful existence: A bride’s dress was so big it got stuck in the church door. Carly O’Brien’s 25 stone dress was 8ft wide and cost £25,000. It took twenty people an hour and a half to push 16-year-old Carly through [...]

     


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