Like this video which I found at Deacon Greg’s Place, which I hope you peek in on every day!
Do you remember when you were a kid, and you’d want to bring a book with you to supper, and your mother would yell at you to get the book off the table and then give you an Irish love-tap with the back of her left hand so that your head would snap back and hit the wall, and the wedding band would leave a mark on your forehead?
No? Oh. That’s how I remember it! Anyway…I knew there was a reason I wanted to be a monastic!
Longtime Anchoress readers will be very sorry to learn that Dick Meyer will no longer be writing his provocative columns, for the foreseeable future. “I have some new chores at NPR now, and so this will be my last weekly ‘Against the Grain’ column,” he writes.
This of course totally sucks. Meyer is the only writer besides Christopher Hitchens for whom I have created his own category, and the only one of the two who responds to my emails! His columns have been wonderful fodder for me, jumping off points for my own sometimes lengthy meanderings, (sometimes we have even agreed on an issue) and the comments on his columns (into which he’s joined from time-to-time) have been interesting and fun. Meyer even mixed it up, once with our friend, Shana – the maker of fine Rosary Bracelets.
And too, if you look in the acknowledgments of his recent and well-received book, Why We Hate Us: American Discontent in the New Millennium, you’ll see Lizzie’s name, ’cause she helped midwife the first draft and came up with the better half of the title!
Well, I’m sure we all wish Meyer “good luck,” while mourning our loss, (and I appreciate his leaving us a list of his favorite books) but if he’s going to help journalists learn how to be grown-ups, then I’m all for it. If that is in fact what he is going to do. Let us pray.
Nancy Pelosi: Gets the full flaming skull treatment. And the CIA is burning her, too! I am pretty sure it feels like torture to her.
Jim Geraghty: Is Obama’s Administration the Alinksy Administration? I don’t approve of calling the president by any name but his own, but reader Mark S. thinks we should call him President Transparency. Or President President Unsustainable. President Elite-shocker. President Time to Stop Blaming Bush. President McWhine-y.
To that last link, I say come now, sir, trim the budget by 800 billion or so, and we’ll ALL give you well-deserved props, but for the relatively minuscule cuts you’re making? As Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil said to Vicomte Sébastien de Valmont in Dangerous Liaisons, “One does not applaud the tenor for clearing his throat.”
I love my FIL: he’s 75, does that mean he doesn’t get a stent if he needs one?
Boy Scout Explorers: Training for Mayhem
Notre Dame: All the University had to do, to avoid a lot of heat was this.
Something totally different: The Value of Vows
Delicious Pascha Java (aka Jingle Bell Java) only available from the Mystic Monks until Pentecost, May 31st!, so stock up now!
I can’t believe I voted for this fellow. Won’t make that mistake again.
I’ve never heard of this addiction, have you?