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    Archive for December, 2011

    Saturday

    Saturday, December 31st, 2011

    NYE BYCU Edition If Black Wednesday isn’t the biggest drinking night of the year, tonight is. I actually get started a little early, congregating at my local drinking club with other men for beer, football, and some of the finest male conversation of the year. We start at 2:30 and usually wrap up by 7:00. [...]

    Friday

    Friday, December 30th, 2011

    Michigan Beer A TDE reader sent me this great story last week: The Top 50 Brewers in America. It’s a list of the top-selling craft breweries in America. The list is based on 2010 sales, but hey, it’s only 2011, so it’s not too stale. I was glad to see my hometown favorite, Bell’s Brewery [...]

    Thursday

    Thursday, December 29th, 2011

    Things have been pretty hectic, both around the office and at home, which is unusual. Typically, the holiday week offers a chance to catch up on things and take it easy. Oh well. I’m not complaining. Clients are calling at the office, and I have kids at home who still think I’m halfway cool. But [...]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

    For the past three years, almost all of my sources have pointed to 2012 as the Armageddon Year, but Jim Rogers thinks 2012 is going to be alright. Of course, he thinks it’ll be a temporary reprieve, due solely to the fact that 2012 is an election year and that means a lot more spending, [...]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

    Books for Christmas I received a handful of good books for Christmas. Most of the books are intended to further my exploration of the thought and background of Albert Jay Nock, but I also received a book that I requested for the sole reason that it sounds like fun: The Complete Book of Spirits. It’s [...]

    Monday

    Monday, December 26th, 2011

    Whew. The Christmas Hangover. It was a whirlwind four days. Drove to Detroit on Thursday, north of Detroit on Friday, back home late Friday evening. Christmas Eve celebrations, then Christmas morning festivities, followed by a trip to my Mom’s in the evening. I always know I had a good Christmas when I’m a little glad [...]

    Something for Christmas Morning

    Sunday, December 25th, 2011

    “He is born poor, and he teaches us that happiness is not to be found in an abundance of earthly goods. He comes into the world without any ostentation, encouraging us to be humble and not to depend on the applause of men.” Francis Fernandez

    Something for Christmas Eve

    Saturday, December 24th, 2011

    “We consider Christmas as the encounter, the great encounter, the historical encounter, the decisive encounter, between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly; let him rejoice.” Pope Paul VI “There were only two classes of men who heard the cry that night: Shepherds and Wise Men. Shepherds: those who know they know [...]

    Friday

    Friday, December 23rd, 2011

    Received in an Email Politically-incorrect humor: I was devastated to find out my wife was having an affair but, by turning to religion, I was soon able to come to terms with the whole thing. I converted to Islam, and we’re stoning her in the morning. Went to the pub with my girlfriend last night. [...]

    Thursday

    Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

    Drinking Corner Leinenkugels has a great assortment of beer-related stuff. They even have beer soap (but no beer shampoo). I used to drink a lot of Leinenkugels. I loved their Sunset Wheat, mixed with a few ounces of their Berry Weiss, but alas, I’ve determined my body doesn’t tolerate wheat beers well, so I’ve largely [...]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

    Family Guy I’ve been reading some Nock. Albert Jay Nock, one of the premier American essayists of the early twentieth century and one of the founders of modern conservative/libertarian thought. A weighty man, that Nock. But also a disturbing man. In a 1964 biography, Robert M. Crunden said Nock was greatly fond of the ladies. [...]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

    Paul Surging From The Atlantic: “Newt Gingrich’s campaign is rapidly imploding, and Ron Paul has now taken the lead in Iowa. He’s at 23% to 20% for Mitt Romney, 14% for Gingrich, 10% each for Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Perry, 4% for Jon Huntsman, and 2% for Gary Johnson.” Link. In response, the [...]

     


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