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    Archive for November, 2007

    Looking for Blogs

    Friday, November 30th, 2007

    I have an odd request this time: I’m looking for the best Catholic blogs that don’t get updated every day or even regularly. These might be hard to find, since irregular posting usually means low popularity. Still, if you know of a talented blogger out there that adds fresh content only sporadically–a couple of times [...]

    Brews You Can Use

    Friday, November 30th, 2007

    A neat assortment of beer pictures. The blogger says they’re Christmas beer pictures, but the scope doesn’t seem quite that narrow. __________ Conviviality’s last stand. People may be bowling alone, but they’re drinking together: The American Homebrewers Association reports that more than 1,900 brewers and would-be brewers participated in Teach a Friend to Homebrew Day [...]

    Polish Ad Controversy and Sundry

    Thursday, November 29th, 2007

    Ad controversy in Poland: The 30-second animated commercial depicts the Magi visiting the Christ Child, with a 4th wise man bearing Red Bull. The ad doesn’t offend me, but doggone it, why must the corporate advertisers trivialize (and thereby debase) everything? I assume they simply run out of ideas, so they reach to areas they [...]

    Black Wednesday Again?

    Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

    It’s not black because of drinking. It’s black because Charter Communications has once again gone down. In all fairness to Charter, it’s been months since it has gone down, but (i) if experience is an indicator, this crash portends a series of crashes over the next couple of weeks, (ii) this crash started 1:30ish on [...]

    Tuesday Trifles

    Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

    The sterile environmentalists. One of the top ten short (under 250 words) blog posts of the year. __________ Op-ed of the day: Families are good for cities and cities better be good to families. Excerpt: Married people with children tend to be both successful and motivated, precisely the people who make economies go. They are [...]

    Monday Miscellany

    Monday, November 26th, 2007

    Whew, whirlwind weekend. We went [the "w" alliteration ends now] to Detroit Thursday afternoon to see my wife’s family: First a stop in Livonia at her aunt’s, then to her parents’ in Grosse Pointe Woods. Friday morning, Grosse Pointe parade, followed by a trip to Old Country Buffet (eat till you burst or vomit), then [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, November 25th, 2007

    “Our actions have a tongue of their own; they have an eloquence of their own, even when the tongue is silent. For deeds prove the lover more than words.” St. Cyril of Jerusalem

    Something for Saturday Morning

    Saturday, November 24th, 2007

    Not using Catholic schools? Have you read the Church documents on the issue? I never had, except for a few stray sentences here and there. This article reproduces excerpts from the relevant documents. I found it quite eye-opening. I knew the Church supported Catholic schools, but not to the extent indicated by these excerpts. The [...]

    Just a Few Things

    Friday, November 23rd, 2007

    Hey, it’s the holiday season. Heck, it’s Black Friday. If you’re going to Amazon, please go through the link on this blog. I get a kickback. It really adds up. Last year, I was able to use my credits to buy four DVDs of midget porn. __________ Looking for a simple list of Christmas song [...]

    A Fine Essay

    Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

    My favorite essayist, Joseph Epstein, a man whose books line my library and whose style I study (painfully realizing that my simple lack of comparable erudition makes me unable to emulate him) has written a good essay about Thanksgiving. It’s not one of his best, but everything by him is good and I like this [...]

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

    What a good year it’s been. Plenty to be thankful for, little to be upset about. Here’s the plate of quotes I like to present every year on this day: “Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people.” Samuel Johnson “I would maintain that thanks are the highest [...]

    Brews You Can Use: Special Edition

    Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

    They’re beginning to call it “Black Wednesday,” the biggest drinking night of the year, Thanksgiving Eve. The kids are home from college, the adults have four days off work. I’ve been celebrating it with my father for at least fifteen years, since I moved back to town in 1992. Back then, we had to get [...]

     


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