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    Archive for June, 2009

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

    Tuesday Twitter Revenge of the Fallen Last week, my older children and their cousins and uncles went to a late showing of Transformers II. Even though I liked the first movie, I stayed behind because (i) they wouldn’t get back until almost midnight, which is almost two hours past my bedtime, and (ii) the reviews [...]

    The Return Eudemon

    Monday, June 29th, 2009

    Vacation and the Epiphany Well, I’m back. A most-righteous vacation! Not really. It left something to be desired. Actually, it sucked. It was my annual week at Houghton Lake with Marie and her family. It totals around 40 in-laws, plus the nine in my family. We have our own place–a little 800-foot cabin situated down [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, June 28th, 2009

    “Strive to acquire the virtues you think your brothers lack, and then you will no longer see their defects, because you yourselves will not have them.” St. Augustine

    Snope It

    Saturday, June 27th, 2009

    Snopes is one of my “go to” sites. Reader’s Digest tells Snopes’ story. Nothing remarkable, but still interesting. So how much does a niche website that receives 6.2 million visits per month earn (this is traditionally “Econ Saturday” at TDE, after all)? The article doesn’t say. It just provides somewhat inconsistent clues: The married couple [...]

    BYCU. Slow Posting Days Continue

    Friday, June 26th, 2009

    A YouTube testament to craft brewing (over-done, but enjoyable enough . . . and it makes me thirsty):

    Slow Posting Days Continue

    Thursday, June 25th, 2009

    Worth a plug: Libertarians for Life. Regular posting will resume in a few days.

    From the Notebooks

    Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

    Premise: The opening question that any political philosopher must grapple with: Can the state ever go past legendary King Pausole’s one law: “Hurt no man, then do as you will.” If so, when? On the surface, this is an easy question to answer: If another person isn’t getting hurt, the state should back off. But [...]

    Tuesday Slow Posting Day

    Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

    Curmudgeonly Quotes “When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in confederacy against him.” Jonathan Swift. “The great thing about Glasgow is that if there’s a nuclear attack it’ll look exactly the same afterwards.” Billy Connolly. “In general, the art of government consists [...]

    From the Notebooks

    Monday, June 22nd, 2009

    A Futuristic History Many readers of this book have probably heard of the United States or its alternative name, “America.” For many years, it reigned as the most powerful nation in the world, both economically and militarily. Like Rome (studied in Chapter Three), historians differ about when it become the world’s greatest power. All historians [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, June 21st, 2009

    “Sins that are easiest to amend bring the greatest punishment.” St. John Chrysostom

    Econ Saturday

    Saturday, June 20th, 2009

    De-Compressing (or Decomposing?) Chesterton once said that a rich person has to be smart enough to earn all that money and dumb enough to want it. Wise men through the ages–from Socrates to Russell Kirk–eschewed the money-grubbing life as antithetical to the life of the mind. I’m guessing Sertillanges cites freedom from crushing business concerns [...]

    Brews You Can Use

    Friday, June 19th, 2009

    Gift Me One of the nicest small pleasures in life: the unexpected gift. Someone walks up to you and says, “Here, I got this for you.” It happens to me about once a year. It’s often a book, sometimes it’s beer (the guy known as “Meistergoat” in the comments has brought me a few great [...]

     


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