Saturday, January 18, 2014

Conflict Managers

Conflict managers is still used by some schools as a way to help children resolve their arguments amongst themselves. Not surprisingly, it is also used as a means of combat bullying. Does the program teach children important communication and mediation skills, or does it prepare them to accept the nanny state with meddlesome bureaucrats?
Rainbow Looms and the cheap knock-offs appear to be a popular toy for elementary school children; one of my nieces has one. Today I found a 3rd grade class in which the boys were also playing with the looms to make bracelets. "Hm." Such trends come and go, though one might argue that the appeal of making such things with their own hands does not completely disappear even in Uhmerican girls. Could the boys be learning something else instead. The gender reconstructionists would object to any such redirection of boys towards more masculine pursuits.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Spent some time tonight with xiao Jimmy and the OD. Xiao Jimmy unexpectedly agreed to go to the OD's church tonight for dinner, but he said he felt like he had to because of their little chat last night. Before meeting them, I stopped by Van Heusen to see if I could find a red tie; nothing cheap and pleasing to the eye. Will check Sears and JC Penny tomorrow. Later tonight I went to the groom's house and spent some time with him and his wedding party.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Couldn't stay awake for all of Fr. David's class; commute in SF was bad today, as one of the lanes for 19th Ave. was closed for a block or so. Was that really necessary?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Doing Grass-Fed Beef Right

Forbes: Strip Steak: Las Vegas Chefs Discuss Burgeoning Trends Across America's Playground's Steakhouses

Supposedly the grass-feed beef was discontinued at AS because people prefered the corn-fed beef (and its fat).
First Things: Legion Reformed? by Thomas V. Berg

Life After RC
Bluegrass Situation: Nora Jane Struthers' Banner Year

NRA Life of Duty

Season Preview

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

My m. grandfather passed away tonight, a little after 8. Eternal memory.

A Republican Hero

The party didn't deserve him, one of the few who is aware of peak oil.

The Congressman Who Went Off the Grid by Jason Koebler

Roscoe Bartlett spent 20 years on Capitol Hill. Now he lives in a remote cabin in the woods, prepping for doomsday.

Gatto's Thesis

Echoed by others -- NY Post: US education model creates assembly-line workers by Kyle Smith

Ava Aston ~ Acapella Version of "Jesus Take The Wheel"

Monday, January 13, 2014

Geopolitika Interview with Thomas Fleming

America: A Growing Servility by Thomas Fleming
Read Part 1 of the English version of Thomas Fleming’s interview with the Serbian magazine Geopolitika, on the decline of America.

City Journal Review of The Church Building as a Sacred Place: Beauty, Transcendence, and the Eternal

City Journal: Sacred Revival by Colette Arredondo
A Catholic architect calls for churches that “look like churches.”

I actually received this book as a gift for Christmas - looking forward to reading it. Now if only Mr. Stroik would do a study of Byzantine architecture...

Duncan Stroik - faculty page
Hillenbrand Books


Originality and Tradition

Duncan Stroik's YT channel

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Korean Period Movies in 2014

HanCinema: Historical Hysteria: Korean period films coming in 2014

Watch Brittany Haas, Paul Kowert, and Jordan Tice In Studio

Becoming the New Barbarians

The video for his talk given to NPI is now available.

Via Jack Donovan:


David Clayton Speaking in Berkeley Tomorrow

Sancta Trinitas, Unus Deus: Beautiful Prayer: Transforming Today’s Culture Through The Liturgy

Monday, January 13, 2014 (7:00 PM)
St. Mary Magdalen Parish, 2005 Berryman Ave., Berkeley, CA

In San Francisco: Special Event: Latin Class in San Francisco (Introductory Latin) (Feb. 10 to June 2)
W. Winston Elliott III recommends Chris Ferrara's Liberty: The God That Failed. Does he agree with all the details of his historical narrative? Seems like it.

Sacred Liturgy

Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas at the National Folk Festival 2013, Canberra, Australia