Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Theology and Death of Osama bin Laden

I know, I know, you haven’t heard enough about Osama bin Laden in the last ten days, right? But since I haven’t had much blogging time this week, I thought I would post links to a couple of iconoclasts on … Continue reading

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Et tu, Brute?

The best laid plans go awry when your modem breaks in the Information Age. The technician just left my house, and all seems well now. Apologies to anyone whose Monday was incomplete without a Great Books post. Here are the … Continue reading

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Great Books . . . Tuesday?

Something is wrong with my modem at home, and so I will not be able to make the usual Great Books Monday post today. I’ve been promised the technician will be at the house tomorrow morning, so hopefully I will … Continue reading

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Beware Fake Quotes on Social Media

I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. How many of you saw this quotation attributed to Martin Luther King, Jr.,  on at least a … Continue reading

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80 Ways to Help Dump Debt

Often the secret to getting your personal debt under control is to adjust your consumption habits so that your expenses go down. Many websites out there offer tips to live below your means, but as usual the Art of Manliness … Continue reading

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New Site Page Devoted to Great Books Project

Now that we are over 1,750 pages into our Great Books reading plan, I thought it would be a good idea to create a dedicated reference page of the site that explains the project to newcomers and also catalogues the … Continue reading

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Smackdown 2011: Theseus vs. Romulus

It’s Great Books Monday, and I want to reiterate how immersion in the Western tradition helps you see and interact with the world in a richer and more meaningful way. If you read the “Tornadoes and Tolstoy” post last week, … Continue reading

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