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    Archive for April, 2007

    Monday, Monday

    Monday, April 30th, 2007

    Guy claims Boy George kidnapped him. I’m not sure I could imagine a worse nightmare. __________ D-Day for cancer? A four-year clinical trial involving 1,200 women found those taking vitamin D pills had about a 60-per-cent reduction in cancer incidence, compared with those who didn’t take it, a drop so large – twice the impact [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, April 29th, 2007

    “If we were truly Christian, there would not be a single pagan left.” St. John Chrysostom

    The Screaming Eudemon

    Saturday, April 28th, 2007

    Not much today. I had a ton of stuff: Lions draft day (best day to be a Lions fan), my idiot-savant Michael (a second-grader who can barely tie his shoes but has taught himself multiplication and other things, to the general head-shaking amazement of his no-nonsense teacher), beer drinking, etc. I typed for 25 minutes, [...]

    Brews You Can Use

    Friday, April 27th, 2007

    Deadlines and fires. That’s my life in a nutshell right now. Not much today. Just a few Brews You Can Use. Producer caters to homosexual woman crowd: Anheuser-Busch has rolled out three fruit-flavored versions of its Michelob Ultra brand. The three flavors – Pomegranate Raspberry, Lime Cactus and Tuscan Orange Grapefruit – will be available [...]

    Short Post Day

    Thursday, April 26th, 2007

    No real blogging today. I went to 300 last night, got to bed late, and now I’m scrambling. I enjoyed the movie, incidentally, but it wasn’t great. I’d give it a 6. Possibly the most violent thing I’ve seen (and I include The Passion in my grading). Two graphic sexual encounters as well. I wouldn’t [...]

    The Quick-Hitting Eudemon

    Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

    The lust to find life in space continues: For the first time astronomers have discovered a planet outside our solar system that is potentially habitable, with Earth-like temperatures, a find researchers described Tuesday as a big step in the search for “life in the universe.” Another link, which is better than the first. This ongoing, [...]

    Cho Woman, Protests, and Sundry News

    Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

    The Vatican appears to be heating up under the lead of its octogenarian leader: The Vatican’s second-highest ranking doctrinal official on Monday forcefully branded homosexual marriage an evil and denounced abortion and euthanasia as forms of “terrorism with a human face.” I like it. We might lose the culture war, but at least we’ll go [...]

    St. George

    Monday, April 23rd, 2007

    The priest at Mass today reminded me that it’s St. George’s Day. I am, accordingly, obliged to re-produce Chesterton’s great poem, The Englishman: St George he was for England, And before he killed the dragon He drank a pint of English ale Out of an English flagon. For though he fast right readily In hair-shirt [...]

    Monday Moanin’

    Monday, April 23rd, 2007

    Not much this morning. I played outdoors with the kids most of yesterday afternoon, including an hour of soccer with Abbie (12) that dang-near killed me and damaged bones or ligaments or other mystery parts in my right foot. I couldn’t walk on it last night. This morning, I just wanted to sleep until the [...]

    This Scoop Couldn’t Wait Until Monday

    Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

    On May 12, 2007, Emory University will unveil the complete collection of letters from Flannery O’Connor to Elizabeth “Betty” Hester. Hester was, um, unorthodox, but it looks like the libertines will be sorely disappointed: Hester was a lesbian and, at one point in their correspondence, she apparently comes out to O’Connor, he said. “Flannery responds [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

    “I failed to see the light with my blinded eyes; but I attributed the fault not to them, but to the sun.” St. Jerome

    Hillary Trouble?

    Saturday, April 21st, 2007

    I quote and link. You decide whether this will teflon off her: A business mogul who says he was Hillary Clinton’s biggest donor in her 2000 Senate campaign is preparing to release a newly recovered videotape his lawyer calls “smoking-gun evidence” of the New York Democrat’s commission of a series of felonies, each punishable by [...]

     


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