Monthly Archives: January 2006

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Is the pain in my own life all waste? Has no strength or even sweetness sprung out of my past sorrows? And when I look back on my sins, may I not sing Te Deum laudamus for all the pride … Continue reading

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AXIS OF EXTINCTION

Mark Steyn coins the term “axis of extinction” to describe western countries that are contracepting and aborting themselves out of existence. Read the whole thing.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

The conflict between science and religion . . . is like the conflict between a podiatrist and a poet. One says Susie Smith has fallen arches. The other says she walks in beauty like the night. In his own way … Continue reading

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Ask people about God nowadays and they usually reply, “I’m not religious, but deep down, I’m a very spiritual person.”  What this phrase really means is: “I’m afraid of dying, but I can’t be arsed going to church.” – Colin … Continue reading

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

You must remember that all outward events are the result of either chance or providence. You cannot reprimand chance; you cannot impeach providence. – Marcus Aurelius

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GOOD BOOKS I READ IN 2005

Naked Economics – Charles Wheelan Letters From a Stoic – Seneca Meditations – Marcus Aurelius 900 Grandmothers – R.A. Lafferty (the best collection of science fiction short stories. Ever.) The Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis (all 7 books; for … Continue reading

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I LOVE MY NEIGHBOR, IT’S ME I CAN’T STAND

Some form of the “golden rule” appears in the writings of just about every culture that ever bothered to write stuff down. It usually goes something like “do unto others as you’d have them do unto you”, or, “love your … Continue reading

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THAT SOUND YOU HEAR . . .

. . . is the Man in Black spinning in his grave: Barry Gibb Buys Johnny Cash’s House That’s just so wrong, in so many ways . . . I’m not sure I can muster the will to go on … Continue reading

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BOOK TALK

This article about libertarian themes in children’s literature is of interest to me as a middle school teacher, and as a person with libertarian leanings. I haven’t read any of Margeret Peterson Haddix’s work, but I know from long experience … Continue reading

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NEW YEAR, NEW HOME

I’ve decided to move the blog to my own domain, and to start using WordPress. We’ll see how this all goes. I going to try (NOT resolve) to blog more, and to put more truth, wit, and relevance into the … Continue reading

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