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    Archive for February, 2007

    The Wednesday Eudemon

    Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

    Good riddance to February. Brutal month of weather, and it began and ended with challenging weekends. March will be better. It’s my birthday month, so at a minimum I’ll get some presents. I knew it! Meetings make us dumber, study shows. I hate meetings, unless they’re at a bar and we’re discussing who’s buying the [...]

    The Tuesday Eudemon

    Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

    A documentary film reveals the tomb of Christ . . . and his wife and child. It’ll air March 4th on the Discovery Channel. It’s bunk, of course. In 1996, when the British Broadcasting Corp. aired a short documentary on the same subject, archaeologists challenged the claims. Amos Kloner, the first archaeologist to examine the [...]

    Monday Moanin’ Eudemon

    Monday, February 26th, 2007

    Whew, exhausting weekend. Long story short: Weekend company (good folk, but company is company), combined with a group father-son trip to the Pistons game yesterday. We were supposed to take the Hummer limo, but the two guys eligible to drive it backed out, leaving me with their tickets to peddle. We were able to unload [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, February 25th, 2007

    Yes, and bring on all those things I gave up for Lent: Today is holy to the Lord your God. Do not be sad, and do not weep; for today is holy to our Lord. Do not be saddened this day, for rejoicing in the Lord must be your strength! Nehemiah 8: 9-10

    Late Night

    Saturday, February 24th, 2007

    Some good late night stuff this week: Leno How many people have been watching the Anna Nicole Smith legal proceedings? I would call it a circus, but I don’t want to insult the good people at Ringling Brothers. There were so many witnesses at the Anna Nicole Smith hearing, Jerry Springer couldn’t find guests for [...]

    The Weekend Eudemon

    Saturday, February 24th, 2007

    Not much autobiography to report today. I’m supposed to take three of my boys to the Pistons/Bulls game tomorrow. I bought the tickets back in December, and now a snow storm is threatening to hit tonight. It’s a three-hour drive, if conditions are good. Two of the three boys will be absolutely crushed if we [...]

    Friday

    Friday, February 23rd, 2007

    First Friday of Lent, and the Catholic blogosphere has quieted down a bit. Every year, more than a handful of Catholic bloggers give up blogging for Lent. It’s interesting. I figure blogging is (i) art (akin to literature), (ii) recreation (akin to video games), or (iii) self-indulgent (akin to gossiping). If bloggers are giving it [...]

    The New Gay Strategy

    Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

    “They Won’t Know What Hit Them.” That’s the title of a scary piece at The Atlantic Monthly. Summary: Led by wealthy homosexual Tim Gill, some very rich homosexuals and homosexual sympathizers have come up with a new plan to push the homosexual political agenda and it’s proving highly effective. The thrust: Get behind candidates in [...]

    Ash Wednesday

    Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

    Happy Ash Wednesday, so to speak. Every Lent has been the same for me: I’ve come out determined to have a holy six weeks, and I’m fading before the ashes wear off my forehead. Human nature is rough. No full-blown blogging today. Just a few quick things: My daughter Meg (5) has been determined to [...]

    Happy Mardi Gras

    Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

    Happy Mardi Gras. Pack on five pounds for me. Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday. It’s also the first annual Global Fast. If you haven’t signed up yet, consider it. I’ve talked with organizer Rich Halvorson. It’s a worthwhile project that brings a whole new angle to charitable endeavors. Link to article (registration might be required). Don’t [...]

    Daytona, Murder, New TDE Feature, and Everything Else You Need for a Good Life

    Monday, February 19th, 2007

    I’m no NASCAR fan, to say the least, but I happened upon the last 20 laps of the Daytona 500 yesterday and decided to watch since it’s the biggest race of the year. Wow, pretty cool. Neck-and-neck finish, big crash, one car finishes the race upside down. The second-place finisher was also quite graceful in [...]

    Yikes, Couldn’t Wait Until Tomorrow

    Sunday, February 18th, 2007

    Evidence from a video obtained by the BBC points to the stomach-churning possibility that healthy babies born in a Ukrainian maternity hospital were taken their mothers and then murdered so that large amounts of stem cells could be harvested from their brains and bone marrow. Link. Money and life, money and death, money and babies. [...]

     


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