Monthly Archives: April 2004

Jerkface of the Day

Rene Gonzales is an ass, and I hope someone punches him in the nose.

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DaveTown 1% Club

You know how sometimes you meet a person you’ve admired from afar, and they turn out to be disappointing? This was categorically NOT the case with Mark Shea. When I was reading everything I could get my hands on about … Continue reading

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Pat Tillman, R.I.P.

Pat Tillman was a man; a real man. This guy pased up millions of dollars in the NFL for the outside chance at being accepted into the elite Army Ranger corp, where he’d be making $18,000 a year. He did … Continue reading

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AP Blunder

Victor L. Simpson, writing for the Associated Press about new Vatican statements concerning celebration of the Mass, makes the following statement: “Roman Catholics believe that they symbolically receive the body and blood of Christ when they take communion.” Odd. I … Continue reading

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

He [St. Thomas Aquinas] maintained controversy with an eye on only two qualities; clarity and courtesy. And he maintained these because they were entirely practical qualities; affecting the probabilities of conversion. – G.K. Chesterton

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Synchronicity

So I picked up my copy of G.K. Chesterton’s book on St. Thomas Aquinas again; I decided to do the ol’ “Page 23, Line 5″ trick on it, and found that it is the line which precedes a line that … Continue reading

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Bookshelf Incongruities

Bookshelf Incongruities I haven’t posted about this in a while, but every once in a while I look at my bookshelves, which have no semblance of order to them whatsoever, and notice the odd neighbors I’ve created. Tonight I noticed … Continue reading

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Happy Tax Day

Once again, the good folks at the Cato Institute have crystallized my thoughts precisely.

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Book Dealy Redux

Ok, take two: 1. Grab the nearest book. 2. Open the book to page 23. 3. Find the fifth sentence. 4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions. “They would ask why we haven’t … Continue reading

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Book Meme Dealy

The blog sensation that’s a sweepin’ the nation is to do this: 1. Grab the nearest book. 2. Open the book to page 23. 3. Find the fifth sentence. 4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along … Continue reading

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

I love Alfie Kohn. He’s more angry about the state of education than I am. Frankly, I didn’t think that was possible. Here’s a gem from his latest book, What Does It Mean To Be Well Educated? “The average high … Continue reading

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Friday Five

FRIDAY FIVE (courtesy of Heather) 1. What do you do for a living? I teach 7th grade. 2. What do you like most about your job? When I actually get to teach. 3. What do you like least about your … Continue reading

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I’m not a big golf fan, but I’ll be watching the Masters with interest this week, hoping John Daly will do well. If you’re not familiar with his story, he came out of nowhere to win a major tournament about … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner

I was very young when I first realized I had super-powers. I can remain invisible for extended periods of time. Junior High, for example. I can bend time and space so as to be alone in crowded rooms. I have … Continue reading

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I Forgot the Title of This Post

TV Linked to Kids’ Attention Problems I agree with the central thesis of this article, as given in the headline, but I didn’t really finish the whole article because I was reading it and all, and then oooh, shiny!

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