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    Archive for February, 2008

    Brews You Can Use

    Friday, February 29th, 2008

    It’s February 29th. It happens once every four years. That means we’re allowed to drink four times as much beer tonight. You can cite this blog as authority. Anyone who disagrees is obviously mathematically challenged. It’s a good drinking weekend for me. My children’s parochial school holds its annual fundraiser tonight and tomorrow (mostly tomorrow). [...]

    Abbreviated Eudemon

    Thursday, February 28th, 2008

    I didn’t get home from work until 10:00 last night, which is about thirty minutes past my bedtime. By the time I got to bed, it was way past. No time for blogging today, though I have two quick things: 1. One out of every ten adult Americans is a lapsed Catholic. Let that sink [...]

    Planned Parenthood to Golf to Stabbing

    Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

    I didn’t sleep well last night, so I woke up in a bad mood. I read a news story about Planned Parenthood’s promotion of pornography to teenagers, and figured, “I’m in a bad mood already, so I might as well venture over to the dark side.” I went to PP’s Teenwire and found the article, [...]

    Tuesday Quick Hits

    Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

    For extra credit, who can name for me Cheech and Chong’s seven movies? Oaksterdam University prepares people for jobs in California’s thriving medical marijuana industry. For $200 and the cost of two required textbooks, students learn how to cultivate and cook with cannabis, study which strains of pot are best for certain ailments, and are [...]

    Monday Moaning

    Monday, February 25th, 2008

    I’ve come down with the stomach flu. It’s not nearly as bad as the bronchitis/flu/plague thing I had earlier this month (thank goodness), but highly unpleasant: Playing both ends of the court, mild headache, chills. I’m the seventh person in my house to catch it in seven days. Only Alex (14) and Tess (2) haven’t [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, February 24th, 2008

    “Be faithful in little things.” Mother Teresa

    Saturday Stuff

    Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

    I missed the blood red moon lunar eclipse two days ago. Still depressed about it, I tried to make it up by going to the new brewpub and drinking six (eight?) Blue Moons after work (3:30ish, for reasons I can explain, but not without whining). I think it did the trick, but I feel a [...]

    Brews You Can Use

    Friday, February 22nd, 2008

    Not clear on whether he was knighted before this, in spite of this, or because of this: Tesco chief executive Sir Terry Leahy has been branded the “godfather of British binge drinking” by a Labour MP. __________ Brewers care: Sam Adams to alleviate the Great Hop Shortage of 2008 by selling, at cost, 10 tons [...]

    Gmail

    Thursday, February 21st, 2008

    Anybody else use Google Mail? Anybody else have troubles accessing it the past two days? It’s like the site has been completely crashed. I couldn’t get on all day yesterday, got on last night once, then today it’s down again. Go figger.

    Quick-Hitting Eudemon

    Thursday, February 21st, 2008

    Croup girl (Tess, 2), flu girl (Abbie, 13), and Bad-Dream Girl (Meg, 6). The nights have been longish . . . for my wife. I’ve been sleeping fairly well. __________ And it’s just a coincidence that this attitude shift comes on the heels of the rebate announcement: Growing confidence in the future and slightly warmer [...]

    The 30-Day Challenge Follow-Up

    Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

    I linked yesterday to the Florida pastor’s 30-day conjugal challenge. Interestingly, the pastor is recommending Dawn Eden’s Thrill of the Chaste for singles. Dawn has the details here.

    The Wednesday Eudemon

    Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

    The lunar eclipse tonight is going to be a good one (assuming cloud coverage isn’t a problem). David Warren has details and a history. __________ My most-recent blogging column is at The Register. Subscription required. It’s about charity on the Internet. Excerpt: The Christian practice of self-denying charity — which we’re all thinking about daily [...]

     


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