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    Archive for June, 2010

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

    I like to read off-the-beaten path books, as long as I have indicia that they’re reliable and good. I saw this book by Erik Ritter von Kuehnelt-Leddhin: The Menace of the Herd. I’d been wanting to read some KL for many years, but his books are out of print and expensive, so when I saw [...]

    Monday

    Monday, June 28th, 2010

    Rich Karlgaard at Forbes points out that public sector employees make A LOT more than folks in the private sector: Who are America’s fastest-growing class of millionaires? They are police officers, firefighters, teachers and federal bureaucrats who, unless things change drastically, will be paid something near their full salaries every year–until death–after retiring in their [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, June 27th, 2010

    “We shall ask him to help us uproot our egoism, to cure us of thinking too much about ourselves and to eliminate from our hearts any kind of lukewarmness.” Francis Fernandez

    Saturday

    Saturday, June 26th, 2010

    Econ Saturday Rough week in the market. I had nearly 10% of my family’s money in this fund. If you click on the link, you’ll see that it had a horrible week. Fortunately, I noticed it start to dip and saw an online article that predicted the fund was about to unravel, so I sold [...]

    Brews You Can Use

    Friday, June 25th, 2010

    All Beer Items Today Another great old ad, perfect for drinking Friday. I drank a lot of Blatz as a young man, but never got it this way . . . though goodness knows I tried to talk my girlfriends into it! (Just kidding. No lectures about impurity needed.) * * * * * * [...]

    Thursday

    Thursday, June 24th, 2010

    A Few Quick Things Worked until after 8:00 last night, then sat in the basement until 10:00 under threat of a tornado warning (man, our town’s tornado alarm is eerie-sounding . . . which is a good thing, of course). It’s the third time this year funnel clouds have forced us into the basement. When [...]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

    Teens to Oil That’s the teen mission group from my church this week. My son is in the upper-lefthand corner. My daughter is in the lower-righthand corner. The mission is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I guess they’re in a pretty rough section of town. Abbie and her friends won’t go jogging. * * * * * [...]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

    My two oldest kids are at Catholic Heart Work Camp this week. My middle daughter was at a friend’s for the day/night. The house hasn’t been clean in months. So we bribed the four remaining kids: work hard to pick up the house, and we’ll take you to the movies. It worked fairly well. We [...]

    Bird Watcher Porn

    Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

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    Monday

    Monday, June 21st, 2010

    Miscellany Monday Happy Summer. Enjoy the longest day of the year. * * * * * * * I love historical ancedotes, and this is one of the better ones I’ve heard recently: “Apocryphal story about Enrique Fermi, probably about other professors as well: student comes into Fermi’s office, surprised to see that Fermi’s got [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Saturday, June 19th, 2010

    “Let us not think that in another place, in another situation we would be ready to follow Our Lord more closely . . . The fruits of sanctity Our Lord expects are those produced in and from the environment in which we find ourselves, here and now: tiredness, sickness, family, the job . . . [...]

     


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