Monthly Archives: July 2014

Stiff Upper Lip… No Sausage

A former student of mine has married an Israeli woman. They’re going through the process of bringing her into this country legally (How quaint!), so at the moment, he’s over here and she’s over there. Of course, over there is … Continue reading

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For the Articles…

Many years ago, I made a brief attempt at doing stand-up comedy. I was dreadful, and eventually I figured out that my sense of humor is largely reactive. If someone says or does something, I can say or do something … Continue reading

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Sometimes This Stuff Writes Itself

I checked the mail this morning as I was bringing the garbage can back from the curb, and discovered that I was being offered a wonderful opportunity: Let’s see… Useless but hyped? Overly expensive? Does nothing but talk? Includes an … Continue reading

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QotD: Tragic View Edition

When I hear people talk about the right and wrong sides of history, I typically remind myself that they mean the right and wrong sides of historians, which ain’t necessarily the same thing. I suppose a prime example of this … Continue reading

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Burning the Ships

The Spawn is currently relaxing upstairs, a couple of days after having some wisdom teeth yanked. A note on how times have changed: She made her mother and me promise that we’d get some video of her when she was … Continue reading

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QotD: First Drafts of History and Such…

A friend of mine also happens to be a professor of communications, and part of her gig means that she teaches folks with an interest in journalism — a field in which she has actually worked. Along the way, she … Continue reading

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Quis Custodiet/Cui Bono?

Well, it appears the Mad Dog’s employer is in the news. Things seem to have gotten a bit out of hand in the renovation of the headquarters of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. As Ian Tuttle notes at NRO‘s Corner: The … Continue reading

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Extra Fireworks

Got out of bed this morning to find that apparently the same Wheaton College I mentioned in the last post has received at least a temporary exemption from having to cover contraception in its insurance plans. (Interestingly, CNN’s coverage focuses … Continue reading

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Credit Where It’s Due

Mondoville College is affiliated with a Christian denomination — the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Although we don’t require a faith statement or anything (in recent years, our faculty has included at least one Muslim and one Baha’i), we do … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day!

When I worked at Sears in the mid-80s, I once had a customer ask to speak to my superior. “I don’t have a superior,” I said. “I’ll be glad to let you speak to my manager, though.” Surprisingly, I held … Continue reading

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