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    Archive for September, 2009

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

    Here, Drink This Baby Bottle of Red Dye Is it me, or is there something wrong with this picture (emphasis mine): “Doctors at five sites in England are comparing vaccines from two manufacturers to see which works best and has fewer side-effects. Over the next two weeks 1,000 children aged six months to 12 years [...]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

    Sword of Damocles? “Amherst [Securities] estimates this massive overhang at seven million units. That’s the equivalent of 135% of a full year’s existing-home sales and chillingly greater than the 1.27 million units that made up the overhang in early 2005, when the housing bubble had just begun its dizzying and more than a little lunatic [...]

    Monday Moanin’

    Monday, September 28th, 2009

    Val-de-ri Val-de-ra This article says Americans are taming their wanderlust. I find that highly doubtful. It’s a lamentable trait, but one that has marked American since at least Tocqueville’s visit. “In the United States a man builds a home in which to spend his old age, and he sells it before the roof is on; [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, September 27th, 2009

    “God is not some distant stranger. He shows us his face in Jesus.” Benedict XVI

    Econ Saturday

    Saturday, September 26th, 2009

    The Recovering Corpse The Fed announced this week that it would leave interest rates at near zero. Yet Bernanke is telling us that the economy is recovering. If it’s recovering, couldn’t it handle a 1%-2% rate? If a man is on life support and doctors say he’s getting better, but they do nothing to take [...]

    Misc.

    Friday, September 25th, 2009

    Received in an Email Touching Stories I was walking through the cemetery this morning and saw a guy crouching down behind a tombstone. I said, “Morning.” He said, “No, just taking a ****”. When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bike. Then I realized that the Lord doesn’t [...]

    BYCU

    Friday, September 25th, 2009

    Oktoberfest pictures.

    Boating 1850s Style

    Thursday, September 24th, 2009

    Earlier this month while at the drinking club, I watched some Amish take their boat out of the lake . . . by backing their horse down the boat ramp. I snapped pics. The camera phone didn’t do a great job, but I think the “silhouette-effect” looks pretty cool. Free at last:

    The Walker

    Thursday, September 24th, 2009

    I found this well piece by Paul Johnson in the current issue of Forbes. Walking Our Way Out of Recession. I especially liked this excerpt: Walking is not, however, an unproductive activity. Thomas Mann, the great German novelist, used to say: “Thoughts come clearly while one walks.” William Wordsworth composed virtually all his poetry while [...]

    GKC and Booker T. Sightings, Sundry

    Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

    Booker T. Washington was an Uncle Tom? Not according to a new biography out of Harvard University Press. One of the ACORN antagonists is a Chesterton fan, according to the NYT. Mr. O’Keefe said he considers the British writer G. K. Chesterton his “intellectual backbone” and called himself a “progressive radical,” not a conservative, because [...]

    Fun with My Little Kids

    Monday, September 21st, 2009

    A trip Sunday afternoon to a local dairy farm.

    Monday Moanin’

    Monday, September 21st, 2009

    Monsters in Austen “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” It’s one of the most-famous opening lines in English literature. But I might like this more: “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains [...]

     


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