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    Archive for September, 2006

    Leno on Starbucks

    Saturday, September 30th, 2006

    Starbucks is raising the price of a cup of coffee to $5.00. Don’t worry, you’ll still get the sneer from the girl with a nose ring serving your coffee.

    More Islamic Hate

    Saturday, September 30th, 2006

    An astute reader sent this a few days ago: How an Egyptian student came to study 1950s America and left determined to wage holy war. It’s from The Smithsonian, which isn’t exactly known for multi-cultural intolerance. It’s pretty good. Funny story: About ten years ago, a family member received an invitation to donate and subscribe [...]

    More Jerome

    Saturday, September 30th, 2006

    Amy Welborn has posted a nice little tribute to St. Jerome.

    Seeking

    Saturday, September 30th, 2006

    Here’s a needle in a haystack for you: I’m looking for a blogger (besides me) who has admitted that s/he fails to finish books that s/he’s started. Not all the time, but with frequency. Email on your left.

    The Weekend Eudemon

    Saturday, September 30th, 2006

    I have a few moments to write before taking Jack (10) to his football game. He must be there at 7:00 in order to weigh in and make sure he’s not over 100 pounds. He weighs only 80, but he has to weigh in every week. They make everyone weigh in, even 4-foot anorexics. I [...]

    Brews You Can Use

    Friday, September 29th, 2006

    Posting will be light today. I didn’t get back from the Tigers game until late. I’m dragging and behind in life. Luckily, it’s Friday. If I can hold on for a few hours, I have a couple days of rest (subject, of course, to three soccer games and junior football game). Brews you can use? [...]

    Tiger Town

    Thursday, September 28th, 2006

    No more blogging today. I’m headed to Detroit to watch the Tigers. We have a one-game lead, and the magic number is 3. I’m picking up my father and a friend this morning, then getting my brother on the way. Upper level box seats. If the rain holds, it should be a good time.

    Darkness in Iceland

    Thursday, September 28th, 2006

    This is pretty neat: Authorities in the capital Reykjavik will turn off street lights on Thursday evening and people are also being encouraged to sit in their houses in the dark, writer Andri Snaer Magnason said on Wednesday. While the lights are out, an astronomer will describe the night sky over national radio. Iceland is [...]

    No Citgo at 7-Eleven

    Thursday, September 28th, 2006

    7-Eleven Inc. dropped Venezuela-owned Citgo as its gasoline supplier after more than 20 years as part of a previously announced plan by the convenience store operator to launch its own brand of fuel. Good for the 24-hour eating center. I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for 7-Eleven. No telling how many hangovers [...]

    At the High-Tech Convention . . .

    Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

    Helping nerds date: sexy robots. How long until these things put a dent in the world’s oldest profession?

    I Wouldn’t Hold that Head in Public

    Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

    A leading opera house [in Berlin] canceled a 3-year-old production of Mozart’s “Idomeneo” that included a scene showing the severed head of the Prophet Muhammad, unleashing a furious debate over free speech. I’m shocked that the production lasted three years. Are the Arabs slipping? I woulda thought Berlin would have been awash in blood. I’m [...]

    St. Vincent de Paul

    Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

    It’s St. Vincent’s feast day. By coincidence, I was talking with my daughter Abbie last night about charity toward the poor, and I tried to explain to her the difference between the “relatively poor” and the the poor in absolute terms. It’s a conversation we’ve had frequently. She’s finally beginning to understand that we have [...]

     


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