The Praise of Food

Desiderius Erasmus wrote The Praise of Folly, but being in a nonsensical, and hungry (in that late-night sort of way) mood, I’ve decided to switch the gears of this blog a little and write about a couple of my favorite restaurants. The first I will mention is the Italian Village in my home town of … Read more

The News That Isn’t

Tonight I watched a little of the Dateline NBC special interview with the parents and sister of Laci Peterson, the California woman who was brutally murdered along with her unborn child last December. Katie Couric asked the usual inane questions of the family which mostly consisted of “How did you feel when _____________?” What is … Read more

The Finishing of a Book

If you’re like me and you like to read a lot, you will know that there is something special about finishing one. Especially when the volume is a long and laborious one. There is a certain sense of accomplishment and satisfaction that goes with turning the last page. Usually my eyes can’t help but get … Read more

Chicken Little

The Dixie Chicks appear to be at it again. The lead singer, Natalie Maines, wore a T-shirt with some less-than-subtle initials on it, apparently aimed at rival country singer Toby Keith (isn’t it funny how much country music is resembling professional wrestling these days?). The Chicks were again booed, which makes me think that may … Read more

“Reality” Check

As I was flipping through the channels tonight (this is the phrase people use when they don’t want to be embarrassed at what they were watching), I caught about 15 minutes of one of the new reality shows called For Love or Money. Apparently the formula of this show is that 15 women vie for … Read more

Truth Unfettered is Dangerous

William F. Buckley enters the fray over evangelical Christians in Iraq. Buckley, a Catholic, brings a rare level-headed response from a non-evangelical on the issue. If you’re not familiar with the discussion, it involves the question of whether or not Christian aid groups, such as Franklin Graham’s Samaratan’s Purse and others, should be allowed to … Read more

Johnny Estes, R.I.P.

And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; … Read more

Summer Reading

I always love summers (especially academic ones) because I get to read more. Not that I don’t read enough the rest of the year, but in the summer, what I read is dictated by me. I get to pick, and this suits me just fine. This summer have plans for many books to complete, though … Read more

Matrix Reloaded

Here is my promised, and brief review of The Matrix Reloaded. The effects are out-of-this world, the fight scenes borderlined on the beautiful, and the storyline was disappointing. The movie ran like a director’s cut at times, including scenes that could easily have been left out. There were good philosophical questions raised, but they didn’t … Read more

SPF 15 is worthless

I’m back from the windy and sunny South Carolina coastline. The sun was yellow, but my previously blinding-white skin is now quite pink. No more. From now on, it’s SPF 30+.