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    Archive for October, 2007

    The Flu

    Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

    No Eudemon today. I have the flu or somethign terribly like it. Last year, my doctor said it’s not uncommon for low grade viruses to dog a person off and on for weeks (he may have said months), with the severity of symptoms going up and down. I’d never heard that before. Anybody have an [...]

    Drinking Book to Kooky Philosopher

    Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

    Gotta get it: The Bad Catholic’s Guide to Wine, Whiskey, And Song: A Spirited Look at Catholic Life and Lore from the Apocalypse to Zinfandel. Only $10.17 at Amazon. __________ Taking the kids to The Golden Compass? Check out non-partisan Snopes first. __________ When you’re pounding out theories in the ivory tower, it’s easy. You [...]

    Monday Miscellany

    Monday, October 29th, 2007

    I stumbled across all sorts of interesting things this weekend: A cool Wikipedia entry on fictional portrayals of psychopaths in literature; The Crux Project’s Denyse O’Leary’s blog; A genuinely great Book Club offer at ISI books; A newspaper (StreetWise) written to help homeless people in Chicago earn money for __________. It actually seems like a [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, October 28th, 2007

    “Each person has a specific divine vocation. Every life that is lived without reference to the divine plan is wasted.” Francis Fernandez

    Administrative Saturday Morning

    Saturday, October 27th, 2007

    I finally got a chance to clean up my link list on the right. Dead links, blogs that haven’t added fresh content in over six weeks, links not accessible without passwords, blogs that were recently updated to say “This blog is now closed.” They’re gone, and I’ve added some new links. If your link got [...]

    The man who averted a nuclear holocaust

    Friday, October 26th, 2007

    I guess this story came out last month. I missed it. One of the most amazing (and scary) things I’ve ever read. Via.

    Friday and Brews

    Friday, October 26th, 2007

    My plans yesterday: Greektown Casino in Detroit with my brother, crash in Greektown, get up at 6:00 a.m. and be in Kalamazoo by 9:00 a.m. Friday. My day yesterday: Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo with my Dad, drinking club for a night cap, get up at 6:30 a.m. to get kids ready for school [...]

    Horror Article

    Thursday, October 25th, 2007

    I don’t have much today. Long story short, I had an excellent day and evening planned today, but it fell through. I also didn’t feel good yesterday and was exhausted at the end of the day. The result, I felt existentially lousy (some might call it depressed). Instead of doing anything productive, I drank beer [...]

    The Wednesday Eudemon

    Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

    I missed this scary story last month: An 82-year-old Argentine woman who attracted media attention last month when she married a 24-year-old man has died as a result of heart problems. The article doesn’t say what induced the heart attack. __________ Want to know more about the Drudge? Excerpt: Seems like the consensus is it’s [...]

    Tuesday Trifles

    Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as long as it’s not beholden in Philadelphia: Philadelphia is home to the least attractive people in the United States, a survey of visitors and residents showed on Friday. Talk about piling on. The article goes on: Philly was also found to be among the least stylish, [...]

    Monday Miscellany

    Monday, October 22nd, 2007

    Don’t live here: Dhaka, Bangladesh; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Shanghai and Tianjin in China; Alexandria and Cairo in Egypt; Mumbai and Kolkata in India; Jakarta, Indonesia; Tokyo and Osaka-Kobe in Japan; Lagos, Nigeria; Karachi, Pakistan; Bangkok, Thailand, and New York and Los Angeles. They’re cities that will get wiped out by rising [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, October 21st, 2007

    “No one should be so active as not to seek the contemplation of God.” St. Augustine

     


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