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    Archive for October, 2011

    Monday

    Monday, October 31st, 2011

    Happy Halloween If you want to see the difference between adults and children, look no further than Halloween. For little kids, Halloween is the biggest holiday of the year after Christmas. When kids get older, Halloween fades in importance. My first child was old enough to enjoy Halloween when I was 29. During the preceding [...]

    Carved My Own Pumpkin

    Sunday, October 30th, 2011

    First in 35 years: — Mobile post

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, October 30th, 2011

    “If we were bodily immortal we would feel no such need for technical gadgets saving time time by conquering space.” Erik Ritter von Kuehnelt-Leddin

    Saturday

    Saturday, October 29th, 2011

    Econ Saturday Our neighbor is a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan. He grew up in my hometown, but he lived in The Rome of the West shortly after college and grew in love with the Gashouse Gang’s descendants. He couldn’t get to sleep until 1:30 Friday morning after exciting Game 6. He woke up at [...]

    Friday, October 28th, 2011

    But I am of the opinion that a centralized administration is fit only to enervate the nations in which it exists, by incessantly diminishing their local spirit. Although such an administration can bring together at a given moment, on a given point, all the disposable resources of a people, it injures the renewal of those [...]

    Friday

    Friday, October 28th, 2011

    Just sittin’ around drinkin’ with the rest of the guys/Six rounds bought, and I bought five. Roger Miller. Possibly my favorite song lyric of all time. BYCU How long can I survive on beer alone? “Not more than a few months, probably. That’s when the worst effects of scurvy and protein deficiency would kick in. [...]

    Thursday

    Thursday, October 27th, 2011

    Late meeting last night. Today, just a few fall pictures from my neighborhood.

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

    Drinking Corner Everyone is getting into the craft beer business. A client recently sent me this link to The Abbey Beverage Company. The Benedictine monks of the Monastery of Christ in the Desert (New Mexico) control 84 % of the Abbey Beverage Company through a separate corporation, St. Luke’s Corporation. It sounds pretty complex for [...]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

    The Philosophical Life A rambling little piece Alex is a Freshman at the University of Michigan. He’s taking “Introduction to Philosophy,” and he’s really digging it. I guess he went in with one advantage: a father who encouraged him to take the subject seriously, not to feel stupid for grappling with the higher questions of [...]

    Monday

    Monday, October 24th, 2011

    Language Poverty The cold weather is coming back. That means it’s time to beat the “fuel poverty” drum. According to the mainstream press, a person lives in fuel poverty if he must spend 10 per cent of his annual income to keep his home acceptably warm. According to this article, the Queen of England is [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

    “A youth who is gentle bears many things; but a small-souled old man, who will be able to stand him?” Evagrius The Mind’s Long Journey to the Holy Trinity: The Ad Monachos of Evagrius Ponticus

    Saturday

    Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

    Econ Saturday Where are America’s poorest cities? Many are in states that, I thought, are booming (well, as much as anything “booms” in post-2008 America). 10. Laredo, Texas Texas has three in the top ten. They’re all near the Mexico border. Must be poverty leprosy that spreads. 9. Steubenville, Ohio For fans of Steubenville, take [...]

     


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