Monthly Archives: December 2007

Back Tomorrow

Errands this morning, cutting up and hauling off a tree in the yard this afternoon, computer issues this evening.

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Death of a Thousand Cuts

As though we didn’t have enough things to spend our money on in this house, unfortunately I’ve recently discovered several sites where I can download classical music MP3s. This helps out immeasurably with the “minority recording” problem, where I want … Continue reading

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A Forgotten Master

None of the novels of James Gould Cozzens is now in print. More’s the pity, yet in an age of chick- and hen-lit and little minimalist novels with their one-sentence paragraphs about angst-riddled urban professionals, Cozzens’s work is out of … Continue reading

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Christmas Down Under

My lovely bride is in New Zealand for the holidays visiting with her mother, who’s celebrating her 80th birthday, while her poor husband sits abandoned and freezing at home. Here’s a picture of the family sitting down at dinner; she’s … Continue reading

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A Dog’s Christmas

Near Bethlehem some time ago, A flock of sheep was dwelling. To shepherds, sheep, and sheep dog, too, Angel choirs came telling. Good news, not fear, to all the world, A baby in a manger. “We’d leave to see,” the … Continue reading

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The Bee in Their Bonnet

Dog News recently had another one of their periodic complaints about “cheap champions,” or unworthy dogs receiving championships (no link available). As usual, the editors bemoaned the fact that in the U.S. any dog can get its championship if it’s … Continue reading

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A Constitutional Non-Starter

Professor Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics has written a book entitled “A More Perfect Constitution” with 23 proposals for revising the Constitution in order “to restore equity for ordinary citizens” and reform “outmoded provisions.” Among … Continue reading

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