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Jumble Sale

The Battle of Helm’s Deep is over; Gimli’s heart has been overthrown by the Glittering Caves; and the Riders are moving toward Isengard but are still on their way. Some springtime pics taken yesterday: A blue lilac getting ready to … Continue reading

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Table Talk February 24, 2017

About half way through the Council of Elrond, moving slowly. My first readings echo. I think I first became aware of this book when I saw the Ace edition at the check out line in a Kresge’s store, so 1965. … Continue reading

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Transition

Conservatives – “Grandpa, what’s a conservative?” “Oh, you know, our natural rights, free market economy, balanced budget, small government, Federalism as originally conceived, a few other things. Not Yosemite Sam in KKK robes.” “Grandpa, what’s KKK?” “I hope you never … Continue reading

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Morning People

People who sleep late  miss glorious sights. This morning’s sun rose in a pool of gold, lighting a fleet of clouds with yellow fire on their eastern edge. Spectacular and lovely and full of grace, if you were there to … Continue reading

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Fidel Castro Dies

Remember this, eulogists: Krushchev to Castro: In your cable of October 27 you proposed that we be the first to carry out a nuclear strike against the enemy’s territory. Naturally you understand where that would lead us. It would not … Continue reading

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This Day

Today marks the 53rd anniversary of the death of C. S. Lewis, among others. I first learned of Lewis some months after his death, in a magazine notice, probably an appreciation or obituary, in the winter of 1964. In The … Continue reading

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Told Ya

Been saying this for months. Wish I’d been wrong. Gee, we’re dumb.

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Tomorrow. Hide.

Election Day is tomorrow. No happy eve, this, for those who cannot stop their noses at the stench that roils off the both of ‘em. I understand those who, finding one stench more unpleasant than the other, make their decision … Continue reading

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What Goes Around . . .

Ross Douthat has some thoughts about the election, aimed at pro-life folks who are, holding their stomachs and gasping for air, thinking of voting for Trump. It’s a pretty good one; I think he’s getting something like this: A Clinton … Continue reading

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Cluck

The hardware store next to the bakery I visit on Saturday mornings has an urban chicken coop in the window. At first I thought it a rather posh child’s play set, but, nope, chicken coop.  Evanston is going to the … Continue reading

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