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    Archive for December, 2009

    NY Eve BYCU

    Thursday, December 31st, 2009

    Sundry Drinking Items I head out to the Drinking Club this afternoon for college bowl games, manly conversation, and beer. It won’t be the same without my father, but I’m still looking forward to it. I won’t be running a Brews You Can Use tomorrow, so I’m doing an abbreviated one today. Tonight is all [...]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

    Autobiographical Corner Whew. Another whirlwind holiday. When I rolled over at 6:10 a.m. yesterday morning, I couldn’t believe it was already time to get up. I was plastered to the mattress after five Christmas celebrations, which included stops in Detroit and car troubles. Overall, it was a very nice couple of days. Tuesday at the [...]

    From the Notebooks

    Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

    Random Bill Bonner quotes. That guy slays me: “If markets do the work of God, as has been suggested, it is the God of the Old Testament, not the New.” Bill Bonner “All major governments seem to have come together in some unholy socialism, but where are all the socialists? Few politicians will even admit [...]

    Presents

    Monday, December 28th, 2009

    – Mobile post

    Monday

    Monday, December 28th, 2009

    Still on my holiday spree. Just this today, from U.S. News & World Report: Abortion Debate Shows the Catholic Bishops’ Growing Influence.

    Painting

    Sunday, December 27th, 2009

    Seen at the Inn of St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan — Mobile post

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, December 27th, 2009

    “According to many authors of spiritual books, progress in our life of piety depends a good deal on our recognition and understanding of our dominant defect. This is the defect that has the biggest influence on our behavior and thinking. It typically becomes evident in what we do, what we want, what we think: it [...]

    Saturday

    Saturday, December 26th, 2009

    From Reader’s Digest: The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) just held a two-day summit about the hazards of “distracted driving,” which includes texting and talking on a cell phone while at the wheel. But researchers knew the dangers back in 2003, when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) collected data showing that cell phone [...]

    Something for Christmas Morning

    Friday, December 25th, 2009

    “He is born poor, and he teaches us that happiness is not to be found in an abundance of earthly goods. He comes into the world without any ostentation, encouraging us to be humble and not to depend on the applause of men.” Francis Fernandez

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

    Golden Cucumbers “Gold is a speculation. But it is a speculation on a certainty: the debasement of the currency.” James Grant. Find that and other interesting gold speculation here, where I learned that the idea that gold could hit $5,000 an ounce isn’t just the province of gold bug nut-jobs. Even John Paulson says it [...]

    Cookie decorating

    Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

    Do-It-Yourself Energy Drink Energy drinks are the younger generation’s beverage. I enjoy ‘em, but they’re expensive, are packed with sugar, lead to a later crash, and (I suspect) mess with your brain by overloading it (more than once, I think my brain has operated at a deficient level a few hours after drinking an energy [...]

     


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