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    Archive for July, 2008

    Thursday’s Fix

    Thursday, July 31st, 2008

    Internet addiction is growing. The main types of Internet addiction are cybersex, online affairs, online gambling, online gaming, compulsive surfing and even eBay addiction. An article by Dr. Jerald J. Block in the March issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry stated that “Internet addiction appears to be a common disorder.” Some people apparently spend [...]

    The Wednesday Eudemon

    Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

    Oh ho: The paternalistic white man returneth: The Los Angeles City Council has approved a one-year moratorium on new fast-food restaurants in a low-income area of the city. Maybe that LA quake resulted from fat people running for the remaining McDonald’s food. __________ That’s it for today. Internet/computer problems sapped my time and creativity (such [...]

    Obama and the Wall

    Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

    ” . . . the more I’m galvanized to vote for McCain.” Check out the most-recent Obama phoniness.

    Tuesday Miscellany

    Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

    Better late than never. Nick Milne tagged me while I was on vacation. The rules: 1. Link the person(s) who tagged you 2. Mention the rules on your blog 3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours 4. Tag 6 fellow bloggers by linking them 5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s [...]

    Monday Miscellany

    Monday, July 28th, 2008

    Marcel LeJeune at Aggie Catholics calls it a “masterpiece,” I suspect he’s right: The Vindication of Humanae Vitae. Taking Marcel’s lead, I’ll summarize the article as follows: contraception is bad for women, bad for marriage, bad for babies, and bad for sex. And that’s actually a summary of only Part II. You need to read [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, July 27th, 2008

    “God ordinarily reveals His indwelling presence not through visions but by prompting virtuous actions within us.” Thomas Dubay, citing Saints Teresa of Avila, Thomas Aquinas, and Bernard.

    Saturday

    Saturday, July 26th, 2008

    I don’t get overtly political on this blog very often, but the Obama foreign tour is sticking in my craw. Consider this morning’s AP story about visiting Europe: Obama said he and [Prime Minister] Brown discussed a wide range of issues, such as climate change, terrorism and financial markets. “The prime minister’s emphasis — like [...]

    Brews You Can Use

    Friday, July 25th, 2008

    Holy stumbler, Batman! State police say they arrested a man early Tuesday whose blood alcohol level was 0.491 percent – the highest ever recorded in Rhode Island for someone who wasn’t dead. I went to a couple of blood alcohol level calculator sites to figure out how many beers I’d have to drink to reach [...]

    Thursday Miscellany

    Thursday, July 24th, 2008

    The stay-cation. I’ve always wanted to take one: A week off work without leaving town. Travel is work. I’ve always thought it’d be nice to, you know, not work. I haven’t really tried it (not working/travelling for more than, say, a three-day stretch) since having children. I’m doing a little bit of it this week, [...]

    The Return Eudemon

    Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

    Most of you probably discerned that I’ve been on vacation. Because this is The Daily Eudemon, I make sure I post something every day, but I’m not about to ruin family vacations for it (“Honey, we got to pull over, I gotta get some blogging done and that coffee store has wi-fi. You and the [...]

    Too Many Parallels for Comfort

    Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

    Drug dealers and software dealers: similarities.

    Call PETA

    Monday, July 21st, 2008

    That’s how to have fun with a dog.

     


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