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Archive for March, 2010

What a wonderful old man Chalmers is. Or rather, he has all the buoyancy of youth. When so many of us are wringing our hands in hopeless despair over the vileness and wretchedness of the large towns, there goes the old man, shovel in hand, down into the dirtiest puddles, cleans them out, and fills the sewers with living waters. It is a beautiful sight.

– Thomas Carlyle

Brief bio by George Grant

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Vittles

Personal Study Tours

A fantastic sneak-peak into the personal libraries of the men associated with T4G. If you only watch one, see Mohler’s.

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Think Big

A look inside the fast-paced and fun corporate environment of Facebook.

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Waiting on Your Refund?

Mine is in hand and already gone, but follow the link to find out when you can expect to receive your tax refund. Wondrously, if you haven’t filed yet, you can use this link to find out when to expect it and how much it will be.

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Hockey Fever

A chart showing water consumption during the gold medal Olympic game.

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In Defense of Food

“You now have to eat three apples to get the same amount of iron as you would have gotten from a 1940 apple, and you’d have to eat several more slices of bread to get your recommended daily allowance of zinc than you would have a century ago.”

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Grooveshark

Live stream full-length custom songs and albums and make your own playlists. This is different from LaLa and Pandora and the others. I use it every day.

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Hot Brown at the Brown Hotel

If I were in the market for a $20 breakfast, I would so be here when I spend three days in Louisville next month.

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As a child C. S. Lewis attended a number of schools (which he hated), but in 1914 he moved to Bookham at Surrey to study privately with his father’s former tutor, William T. Kirkpatrick. Lewis homeschooled under Kirkpatrick for the next two years before receiving a scholarship to Oxford in December of 1916. In a letter dated October 12, 1915, Lewis described his typical day of schooling to a friend. (Lewis was 16 years old at the time, soon to turn 17.)

Typical Schedule:

  • Breakfast and a short walk
  • Thucydides and Homer
  • 15-minute break
  • Tacitus
  • Lunch at 1:00

Read the rest here at Ray Fowler’s site.

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Amazing On-Bird Video

What happens if you attach a camera to a peregrine falcon and a Gos hawk…and live to tell about it.

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Nature War

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Vittles

Books Should Be Free

Here is a source for lots and lots of free downloadable audiobooks.

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Uber-Compendium of BEAUTIFUL Libraries

Biblioteca Angelica - Rome, Italy

Many, many more in link.

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Fiverr

What will you do for $5. Some things are silly, some could be helpful.

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