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    Archive for August, 2009

    Return Eudemon

    Monday, August 31st, 2009

    I took one last vacation/long weekend with Marie and The Seven last week. We went to my parents’ cottage on Lake Huron. I got back yesterday. I’ll try to return to regular blogging Tuesday, but in case I can’t, I’ve programmed a few pictures to go up. — Experimental mobile post

    Free iPod Poor Man App

    Monday, August 31st, 2009

    I’ve been vacationing in Alpena, Michigan. I return today. Regular posting will hopefully resume tomorrow morning. Ever since getting my iPhone, I’ve been looking for Catholic devotional applications. I haven’t had much luck, so I created my own. If you own an iPhone, it’s simple to do: You cut-and-paste prayers and meditations into an email [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, August 30th, 2009

    “Patience is the companion to wisdom.” St. Augustine

    Hudge and Gudge sighting

    Saturday, August 29th, 2009

    One of the best articles I’ve seen on the whole Fed Reserve issue. Excerpt: Ladies and Gentlemen, We Have a Winner… When one considers the possibility that the Fed Chairman actually works for the banks, all the pieces begin falling into place. It’s only natural, after all, given that the original mandate of the Fed [...]

    Econ Saturday

    Saturday, August 29th, 2009

    My father in-law sent me a newsletter from Investment Rarities Incorporated. It contained a copy of this article about the coming “divorce” between gold and silver. It’s sometimes difficult to read, but it has a few interesting nuggets (so to speak), especially this one: Silver became a vital industrial material and its formerly large inventories [...]

    Misc

    Friday, August 28th, 2009

    “You can still find an old English prayerbook with the passage, ‘Guard us from the Northmen.’” Adams, For Good and Evil, p 159, writing about Viking incursions. — Experimental mobile post

    Brew You Can Use

    Friday, August 28th, 2009

    Drinking a Blue Moon on the beach earlier this summer — Experimental mobile post

    Brews You Can Use

    Thursday, August 27th, 2009

    Another drinking public service: Thrillist. Let us help you find free booze. Thrillist, a free daily email, sifts through the crap to find your city’s best events, including sweet open bars all over town. Each day, you’ll get info on open bars, happy hours, restaurant openings, and other killer events. Whatever it is, we promise [...]

    Lake Huron.

    Thursday, August 27th, 2009

    View to the South from my parents’ cottage– Experimental mobile post

    Facebook

    Thursday, August 27th, 2009

    “Facebook has more followers than Buddha.” Evan Hessel, Forbes, 9/7/09, p 80. Great line. It’s accurate (fb has 250m members, Buddhism something fewer). It’s clever, it’s tightly-written, and it either required the writer to research the number of Buddhists or know the rough figure off the top of his head. — Experimental mobile post

    From the Notebooks. Feature Essay

    Thursday, August 27th, 2009

    The Stoics and Me As an uptight Christian, I’ve sought spiritual counsel from the St. John the Apostle to Thomas Merton, from Augustine through Aquinas to Guardini. They all helped. But I still suffered from uptightness and swings of passion: worry about the future; sudden bursts of good emotional energy, mortgaged with my emotional well-being [...]

    iPhone Blogging Activated

    Thursday, August 27th, 2009

    Or not? Please bear with me these next few days as I experiment with mobile blogging. I will have my normal daily post (though light, as mentioned earlier), but, if this works, additional twitter-type posts. Don’t worry, I won’t be posting about sartorial, hygenic, or other such self-obsessed mundanities. I’ll try to make these experimental [...]

     


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