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    Archive for May, 2008

    The Saturday Eudemon

    Saturday, May 31st, 2008

    This kind of thing fascinates me: One of South America’s few remaining uncontacted indigenous tribes has been spotted and photographed on the border between Brazil and Peru. I thought you’d have to go to New Guinea, a south Pacific archipelago, or the west side of Detroit to find such a thing. __________ That last comment, [...]

    Brews You Can Use

    Friday, May 30th, 2008

    I figured that was a good way to kick off the BYCU. I won’t be doing much driving this weekend, but some inebriated bike pedaling is a possibility. Drink a few, ride bike to the baseball games. The only problem with that is, I can’t sneak out to my car for a tween-innings swig. I’ll [...]

    SofC

    Thursday, May 29th, 2008

    Am I really going to write another stream of consciousness post just eight days after my first one? I think so. Things are brutal around here. I have eleven days with baseball games out of twelve; every day except Sunday has a game. I had a meeting last night that went far longer than expected, [...]

    Marriage Quotes

    Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

    Soccer game, baseball game, Marie in Chicago with oldest daughter. I’m beat. Quotes like these are made for days with no blogging time. Sorry if you’ve seen them already: “Getting married for sex is like buying a 747 for the free peanuts” – Jeff Foxworthy “I was married by a judge. I should have asked [...]

    The Eighth Day Eudemon

    Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

    “An eighth and eternal day, consecrated by the Resurrection of Christ. . . there we shall rest and see, see and love, love and praise.” That’s St. Augustine’s City of God. I found it in a forgotten treasure: The Eighth Day Books catalog. It’s a forgotten treasure because I got dumped from their mailing list [...]

    Porn Tax?

    Monday, May 26th, 2008

    California considering a porn tax? I found this story at an odd news RSS feed. But is it so odd? I wrote an op-ed rough draft seven years ago, proposing a similar thing. I’ve cut-and-pasted it below, and I’ve bolded the most-salient paragraph. Forgive any awkward sentences or mistakes. It should also be noted that [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, May 25th, 2008

    “It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.” St. Thomas Aquinas (Note: I haven’t verified the quote. I saw it on the Internet.)

    The Memorial Day Weekend Eudemon

    Saturday, May 24th, 2008

    A good weekend, indeed. Marie took six of the seven way up north to “Bird Camp,” a weekend of bird watching and enjoying the great outdoors. It’s one of her family’s three summer traditions. It’s equally part of the tradition that I avoid it. It’s a colossal waste of time. At least for me. I [...]

    Brews You Can Use

    Friday, May 23rd, 2008

    Before Friday’s feature posts, please indulge this request: If you know of anyone in NW Ohio, northern Indiana, northern Illinois (Chicago area), or Michigan (lower peninsula) that’s trying to sell a used school bus, please let me know. You can put the information in the comments box or use my email link on the left. [...]

    AI to Lovin’ Herbie

    Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

    Well, far out. David Cook won AI. I didn’t see it, since I was asleep before 9:00 last night, but my wife told me when she came to bed and I got the details here. I guess Simon even apologized to Cook for his harsh words. As for me, I’ll probably frame the $5 winnings [...]

    Stream of Consciousness Wednesday

    Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

    I’m stealing this idea from a fraternity brother. He didn’t teach me about it during the neo-psychedelic 80s. He sends out emails like this. I figure, good enough for Geoff and Faulker, good enough for me. Of course, if I were (subjunctive) Faulkner, I wouldn’t be me, and then I wouldn’t be blogging. I’d be [...]

    The Tuesday Anti-Eudemon

    Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

    This baseball season and end-of-year school season is going to be the death of me. Too much trash, too much time. Not much blogging. I hope to post something worthwhile later, but right now, simply no time. I did, however, find this mildly-interesting item: Germans migrating to Poland (but not behind Panzer divisions) and other [...]

     


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