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    Archive for August, 2011

    Making Its Way Around the Catholic Blogosphere

    Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

    Flannery on Ayn: I hope you don’t have friends who recommend Ayn Rand to you. The fiction of Ayn Rand is as low as you can get re fiction. I hope you picked it up off the floor of the subway and threw it in the nearest garbage pail. She makes Mickey Spillane look like [...]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

    Received in an Email I received a slew of emails this week regarding Chesterton. If you’re a GKC fan, you’ll find it interesting. For everyone else, you may want to check back on Thursday. First, Chuck Colson gives a favorable review of the Father Brown stories that Nancy Brown adapted for children: Excerpt: “The kids [...]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

    Received in an Email I guess it’s from 2003, but the link is making its email rounds and the Catholic Online published it earlier this year: Treatment of Catholic Church ‘Kangaroo Journalism’. It’s by a prominent Jewish businessman in Cleveland, Sam Miller. My apologies if you’ve already seen it a dozen times, but I figure [...]

    Monday

    Monday, August 29th, 2011

    New Book Many years ago, I was drawn to Martin Buber and Max Picard. Buber, I met in an Alpena, Michigan, bookstore, picking up his I and Thou for fifty cents and reading it on the cottage’s couch the rest of vacation. Knowing nothing about Buber at the time, I didn’t understand all (much) of [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, August 28th, 2011

    “That is one of the bitter curses of poverty; it leaves no right to be generous.” George Gissing

    Saturday

    Saturday, August 27th, 2011

    Gold Econ Saturday If you’ve read much about manias and crashes, you know that the number one element of a true bubble is participation, as illustrated by the Shoeshine Boy parable: Joe Kennedy knew it was time to exit the stock market in 1929 when a shoeshine boy gave him stock tips. For ten years, [...]

    Friday

    Friday, August 26th, 2011

    Useful Beer I’ve said it many times: Don’t drink for the health of it. Drink for the hell of it. But that doesn’t mean beer can’t be useful. It turns out that beer can be used for more than just drinking and shampooing. This nifty list of 14 possibilities is great, especially if you have [...]

    Blurb Thursday

    Thursday, August 25th, 2011

    Badger Beer Man The Badger Catholic articulates some deeply Beer-Manish thoughts: The problem with the modern man is that he thinks there is a disconnect from drinking and family. Look at the drunks in college now. They never learned what enjoying a beer was when they were growing up. The bar was “bad” and now [...]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

    Rise of the Zombies In Monsters from the Id, E. Michael Jones advanced an interesting theory: a culture’s horror films reflect its sub-conscious. Frankenstein was fear of the unknown energy known as “electricity.” Dracula was fear of syphilis. The rise of slasher movies in the 1960s reflected our culture’s disgust with (and horror of) the [...]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

    Drinking Corner with Jeeves Triumvirate: Schall writing about a Wodehouse book for which Belloc provided by the introduction. The Week End Wodehouse. I gotta get this volume. Notable excerpt from Schall’s essay: “What struck me on again reading Wodehouse was the central place smoking played in the everyday affairs of English gentlemen. If they still [...]

    Monday

    Monday, August 22nd, 2011

    Smashwords Whew. This ebook publishing thing is a real hassle. A friend recommended I try Smashwords. I downloaded their free “how-to” books and re-formatted Beer Man. It took over two hours. I then received an error message, which I think is now fixed, but heck if I know. Regardless, Beer Man is at Smashwords. You [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, August 21st, 2011

    “Riches are not forbidden, but the pride of them is.” St. John Chrysostom (But the way the stock market is going, this ain’t a problem either way. heh heh heh.)

     


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