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    Archive for May, 2010

    Happy Memorial Day

    Monday, May 31st, 2010

    No blogging today. After many years, I’ve learned that traffic drops dramatically on holidays, even minor ones like this one, so I take it blogging easy on these days. Regular blogging resumes tomorrow. Have a great day off.

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, May 30th, 2010

    “We must keep ourselves detached from all we feel or do if we are to travel along his path and live only for God and the duties of the present moment. We must stop all imaginings about the future, keep our attention on what is happening now and not bother about anything that has gone [...]

    Econ Saturday

    Saturday, May 29th, 2010

    Gabe’s Brother? “A billionaire goes all-in on gold.” That’s the headline of a WSJ piece from last week. It’s about Thomas Kaplan, whom I mentioned last month. Kaplan holds a PhD in history from Oxford, and he understands economics. Putting those two disciplines together, he knows that gold holds a huge collective unconscious edge over [...]

    Friday

    Friday, May 28th, 2010

    Brews You Can Use “In 1948 Dallas socialite Margaret “Margarita” Sames wanted a refreshing poolside drink while on vacation in Mexico. Using her favorite liquor, she tested different combinations of tequila, Cointreau and lime until she found the perfect combo of sweet, salty and sour.” Find that and 19 other stories behind the names of [...]

    Thursday

    Thursday, May 27th, 2010

    Thoroughly enjoying: Forgotten Founder, Drunken Prophet: The Life of Luther Martin Man, as I’ve mentioned before, Kauffman has one monster vocabulary. * * * * * * * I started this post yesterday afternoon, then had some work emergencies and then had to go out of town. I didn’t back to the house until 10:00, [...]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

    Miscellany Blurb from Drudge: “During first 36 days of Katrina, Bush made 7 visits to Gulf Coast. . . So far on Day 36 of BP oil leak, Obama has made 1 visit to disaster area.” The president doesn’t need to go to a disaster area, of course, but it’s amazing how much flack Bush [...]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

    New Socks Max (6) was content Sunday night. He was sitting in front of eight pairs of new socks: four white, four dark blue. Marie said to me, “Look what Max has. New socks.” Max was grinning. Marie explained, “He’s never gotten new socks before. All his socks have been hand-me-down stretched out socks.” On [...]

    Monday

    Monday, May 24th, 2010

    Queer Winds Blowing Ahead The spring blitz continued over the weekend. We got a call at 9:00 Friday night, telling us that our son needed to be at a ball diamond sixty minutes away by 7:00 a.m. the next morning. Yuck. I spent all morning Saturday at the field, suffering through my self-inflicted suffering (my [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

    “Without patience our expectation [of the spiritual life] degenerates into wishful thinking. Patience comes from the word ‘patior,’ which means ‘to suffer.’ . . . What seems a hindrance becomes a way; what seems an obstacle becomes a door.” Henri J.M. Nouwen

    Saturday

    Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

    On Rand They say blogs can’t survive on a single post a day, but TDE is doing well with that format. It brought in over 16,000 different visitors last month and is on pace to do the same this month. One bad thing about the single post approach, though: It often forces me to delay [...]

    Brews You Can Use

    Friday, May 21st, 2010

    Hung Morning Small hangover this morning. A client hosted a “dry run” for its new restaurant/bar. Oberon is always good, especially when it’s free. I’m paying for it this morning, though. * * * * * * * I’d always wondered about this: “Irish distillers, like their U.S. counterparts, spell their finished product with an [...]

    Thursday

    Thursday, May 20th, 2010

    Thursday Miscellany I guess we have an Arab Miss America, which is fine with me, but this line from the Detroit Free Press puzzles me: “she is the first open Arab American to win Miss USA.” Are there closeted Arabs? Doesn’t their olive-color skin color give it away? I mean, it’s not like they’re just [...]

     


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