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    Archive for July, 2011

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, July 31st, 2011

    “The person who is dedicated to Christ is equally earnest in small things as in great.” St. Jerome

    Saturday

    Saturday, July 30th, 2011

    Vacation is Over I’m back. I spent the weekend in Alpena, Michigan, at the ancestral cottage on Lake Huron. Whatta difference one week makes. On my way home on Friday, I discovered that “they” are revising the economic figures going all the way back to 2007, including the first quarter 2011 figures. What’s that mean? [...]

    Friday

    Friday, July 29th, 2011

    When I got back from vacation, I realized the YouTube video I posted was indecent. Actually, the video wasn’t bad, but the “still shot” displayed on the TDE page was, so I’ve deleted it. My apologies for anybody offended. In lieu, here’s a little joke: An old man was sipping a glass of Jack Daniels [...]

    Downtown in Alpena, Michigan

    Thursday, July 28th, 2011

    Thursday

    Thursday, July 28th, 2011

    Seen on the Internet

    Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

    “The Continental Dollar dropped to 1/16500th of a troy ounce of gold, or the price of gold “increased” to $16,500 Continental Dollars before the currency was terminated.”

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

    From the Notebooks From 2004 I suspect the act of reading may have become more difficult than the act of writing. Five (even two) years ago, I would’ve scoffed at the notion that reading is harder than writing. Now I’m not so sure. Why could that be? Couple of possibilities: With reading, there is no [...]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

    Received in an Email 1. The fattest knight at King Arthur’s round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi. 2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian . 3. She was only a whiskey maker, but he [...]

    Seen on the Internet

    Monday, July 25th, 2011

    “5% of Twitter users generate 75% of the Tweets.”

    Monday

    Monday, July 25th, 2011

    From the Notebooks Christian Studies in Skepticism Significant: “Living in history, we experience only the present, the immediate. This is as it should be; it simplifies decision and directs action (for in this world only ignorance give us the freedom necessary to act).” Romano Guardini, The Lord, p. 363. Emphasis added. This passage has a [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, July 24th, 2011

    “The fact is that purification and austerity are even more necessary for the appreciation of life and laughter than for anything else.” Chesterton

    Seen on the Internet

    Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

    “Back in 1927, Lenin offered some shockingly prescient predictions for the century ahead: Germany will militarize herself out of existence, England will expand herself out of existence, and America will spend herself out of existence.”

     


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