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    Archive for March, 2012

    Saturday

    Saturday, March 31st, 2012

    Three Items Anybody know much about Jacques Ellul? I was embarrassed to tell a loyal TDE reader that I’d never heard of him. He wrote over 50 books and over a thousand articles. He thought of himself as a Christian anarchist and was interested in technology and culture. It sounds like he’s kind of Rothbard [...]

    Friday

    Friday, March 30th, 2012

    Pretty cool old wine ad I stumbled across yesterday. I took Marie to see “Jersey Boys” last night, so blogging is light. Great musical, btw. Making Atheists It’s hard to believe in a benevolent creator when you hear stories like this: Among the casualties of the Argyle building fire last month were 6,800 wine bottles [...]

    Thursday

    Thursday, March 29th, 2012

    Bullets “Adults use email.” It seems like an odd thing to say, but I’ve been saying it to my teens. They use Facebook to communicate, with the result that they don’t check their email, even when they’re expecting emails from potential employers, coaches . . . or me. “Adults use email.” It flows off the [...]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

    Stupid little hobby. The Hunger Games last night. No time for blogging. Just this great little pic I took of an assortment of signs at a northern Indiana Italian restaurant last Saturday: The movie, btw, is great. I didn’t read the books, so rest assured: you’ll enjoy the movie even if you didn’t read the [...]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

    The record: We went to war with Iraq because they had weapons of mass destruction. After we won and searched, we found no weapons of mass destruction. But leading up to the war in Iraq, Saddam acted like he had weapons of mass destruction, even though he knew it meant war and that he would [...]

    Monday

    Monday, March 26th, 2012

    Prices and Pot Menu Prices When Marie and I were dating, we used to go out to eat for $20, and that normally included a beer for each of us and the tip. I’m talking about middling restaurants, of the Chi Chi or Bennigan’s type. I distinctly remember that $20 was the magic number because, [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, March 25th, 2012

    “[A] loss of charity is the only loss we need really fear in this life.” St. Francis de Sales

    Saturday

    Saturday, March 24th, 2012

    Best Vocalist While drinking and enjoying some old tunes late yesterday afternoon, I pondered this question: Who’s the greatest pop/rock male vocalist of the 20th century? Jim Reeves? Marty Robbins? Johnny Mathis? Sam Cooke? Roy Orbison? I’m talking about pure singing talent, not most popular, the kind of voice that even an opera fan would [...]

    Friday

    Friday, March 23rd, 2012

    I always feature beer pictures, but I’m drinking red wine almost exclusively, so I thought, “Why not a wine pic?” I had this one on my phone, so it even meshes nicely with my “stupid little hobby” theme. It’s a photo I took while attending a seminar at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, [...]

    Thursday

    Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

    Stupid little hobby: I was at Michigan’s oldest college yesterday with my son, Jack, during AAU open gym basketball. I was on Kalamazoo College’s campus for two hours, marveling at its quaintness and its lack of students, until someone told me, “It’s Spring Break.”

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

    The Ben Bites Back Bernanke has been slashing back at Ron Paul and proponents of a gold standard. He says a gold standard handicaps the government’s ability to address economic conditions. Link. The left-wing Atlantic loves it, saying Bernanke is “schooling” his opponents (the colloquial term has two meanings: (1) imparting knowledge; (2) dominating opponents–you [...]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

    Bullets Is the world slowing down? It seems like everything is moving slow. Amazon packages are taking twice as long to arrive. Charter Internet is moving at a crawl. I know I’m moving slower these days. Maybe I’m just setting a trend. * * * * * * * A major shelf in my library [...]

     


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