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    Archive for October, 2008

    The Haunted Pub

    Friday, October 31st, 2008

    A second installment of Brews You Can Use.

    Brews You Can Use

    Friday, October 31st, 2008

    Best site I found this week: Bum Wine. Thunderbird, Mad Dog. Enlightening and entertaining stuff. Sample: Night Train is all business when it pulls into the station. All aboard to nowhere – woo wooo! The night train runs only one route: sober to stupid with no roundtrip tickets available, and a strong liklihood of a [...]

    Best Election Blog Post of 2008

    Thursday, October 30th, 2008

    Four ways Obama will raise taxes on those making less than $250,000. Excerpt: The first loophole was easy to find: Senator Obama doesn’t “count” allowing the Bush tax cuts to lapse as a tax increase. Unless the cuts are re-enacted, rates will automatically return to the 2000 level. Senator Obama claims that letting a tax [...]

    October 28th Bites

    Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

    Save on pumpkins. __________ What are people wearing this year for Halloween? Forbes breaks it down: Palin, Obama, McCain, Joe the Plumber, Speedo Phelps. __________ Also from Forbes: How to treat the children more healthily. Give me a break, Forbes. Bunch of killjoys. Should we make the children step on a weight scale when they [...]

    From the Notebooks

    Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

    Why I Don’t Know What I Am Conservative? Liberal? Republican? Democrat? Libertarian? Is it me, or is it a topsy-turvey political scene out there? I can’t look at any group and say, “I think like they do.” I can look at a few and say, “They have some good ideas,” or “I agree with their [...]

    Schizoid Catholics

    Monday, October 27th, 2008

    Adulterer behind me, adulterer in front of me. Both freshly unrepentant. All three of us at Mass to celebrate First Communion with our sons. My distaste for American Catholicism spiked at that Mass, but it started long before, back before my conversion in 1991, when I was a Lutheran enamored with all things anti-Catholic, sneering [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, October 26th, 2008

    “If we indulge ourselves in vain, frivolous, or sinful speculations, our minds become incapable of choosing what is most proper for mortifying our disorderly affections.” Lawrence Scupoli

    No Blogging Saturday

    Saturday, October 25th, 2008

    Relief is at hand. My son’s last marching band performance was eight days ago, my daughter’s last home volleyball game five days ago, my two sons’ last football games today. After this, I have a few weeks of reprieve before other activities kick in . . . and I have only two children playing winter [...]

    Brews You Can Use

    Friday, October 24th, 2008

    Making the best out of bad situations: A team of researchers at Rice University in Houston is working to create a beer that could fight cancer and heart disease. Taylor Stevenson, a member of the six-student research team and a junior at Rice, said the team is using genetic engineering to create a beer that [...]

    From the Notebooks

    Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

    “It is vain and useless to conceive either grief or joy for future things, which perhaps shall never come to pass. But it is in human nature to be deluded with such imaginations.” The Imitation of Christ, Book 3, Chp. 30. Why is it in our nature to be deluded with such imaginations? If we’re [...]

    From the Notebooks

    Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

    I may have been hungover while writing this entry in 2004. Good luck: If you hear a purported absolute truth and it doesn’t involve a paradox, you can assume you hear heresy. The tradition of Western philosophy to find an absolute source of knowledge—Descartes’ I think therefore I am, Kanti’s a priori knowledge,Bentham’s Utilitarianism, Comte’s [...]

    From the Notebooks

    Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

    From 2002 The coming of the sixth child has been the harshest for us to accept. We finished the addition to our house a year ago, and we consider the house absolutely perfect for our seven-person family. On a scale of one-to-ten, with all things considered (including the virtues of simplicity and humility), it’s a [...]

     


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