Dropped by the closest Chick fil-A today; the chicken was all right but I don't know if the breading is something I can handle. It's a step above McDonald's, but maybe too pricey - I'd be better off making my own chicken tenders/nuggets. I'd probably prefer the salad option at Chipotle, even though the quantity of chicken is less. (The chicken for the Chick fil-A salads is breaded as well.) Here's a paleo recipe for chicken nuggets. Curious though that a fast-food chain that started in the South doesn't have self-service fountain drinks but it's probably the company's way of maintaining their brand of good customer service, by having its employees refill drinks rather than having customers do it for themselves. Pleasant service with a smile. Chick fil-A has been behind in switching to antibiotic-free chicken.
On the way home I noticed that the local store of the Habit has closed, replace by a Thai restaurant? Or maybe I was mistaken about its location, unless it had moved... time to try it again?
Unmasking Feminism has gone dark, after some protractedfighting between "anti-feminism" female bloggers and commentators. What's the real story? What internet persona is real? Maybe it's the nature of blogging (as opposed to paid writing) that it attracts certain kinds of people - especially if it becomes a popularity contest. (Paid writing, too, has its problems, and it is not free from narcissism.) We shouldn't generalize about women and an inability to check themselves, should we? Or how such drama results when order is not imposed by men?
There may be a few who can be moral teachers to others, but how much talking is necessary? (I think that point made by Matt Forney is valid.) Some learning or reacquiring of a traditional moral system is necessary but this book-learning (or internet-learning) is not enough - it must be practiced. Some men may enjoy being groupies of female "traditionalist" bloggers; others may be looking for a more acceptable "outlet" to spread their ideas, which they can encourage women to read without seeming "bigoted" or "limited." Well, this latest fracas seems to have taken out two anti-feminism blogs, which is unfortunate, especially since Unmasking Feminism had a treasure of historical material.
What sort of books does the androsphere need to produce? There seem to be enough guides for dating and the like. There are a few MRM looking at divorce, legal misandry, and so on. Dalrock should write a book on the decline of marriage and the reasons why, perhaps. Some ethical and political treatises that explicitly deal with questions of patriarchy? What else? Then blogs can become more like internet fora, though these would become less necessary if traditionalists would network with people in "real life."
Yesterday at DL a Korean visitor chanted the Gospel text in Korean (part of the recitation of that text in different languages as a part of the celebration of Pascha) - the chant sounded familiar, but I can't say if it is exactly the same as what I heard at the local Korean Catholic church a while back. I should visit that parish again some time, and find out if one of the Korean-American priests in the diocese knows something about it. Alas, Chinese is a family of tonal languages, but maybe there is something to adapting Buddhist chant to Christianity.