Sunday, October 31, 2004
Saturday, October 30, 2004
Friday, October 29, 2004
This article by Rich Lowry explains why Kerry's Catholicism is confused at best.
Thursday, October 28, 2004
Wednesday, October 27, 2004
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
- overall cholesterol is 189! That's below 200, which is the goal.
- "good" cholesterol is 32; should be over 50 but when I talked with my doctor about this number a long time ago he said a lot of it is genetic and the fact that I've raised it significantly in the last two years is excellent.
- "bad" cholesterol is 121 (should be less than 130).
- Glucose is 92 (range is 65 - 120)
- Triglycerides are 218 (should be less than 150).
But their most striking finding was the near total lack of editorial and news
coverage devoted to the increased importance of secularists to the Democratic
Party versus the role of traditionalists in the GOP. The numbers are
mind-boggling: 43 stories on secularist Democrats, 682 stories on traditionalist
Republicans. In 1992, the Times alone published nearly twice the number of
stories about Evangelicals in the GOP than both papers did about secularists
among the Democrats for the entire decade. The bias is even worse among
television journalists, who filled the airwaves with stories about the
"Religious Right" and the Republican Party, but who didn’t file a single
story—not one—about the Secular Left’s relationship to the Democrats.
Thanks to Mark Shea for the link.
Monday, October 25, 2004
It really doesn't take much to make me happy.
Saturday, October 23, 2004
Friday, October 22, 2004
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
The good news: my blood pressure is 110/60, and my weight a mere 218. I'm in generally good shape. I need to go get my blood work done again to see how I'm managing my cholesterol etc.
The news: what I thought was hives is actually shingles. Fortunately I have a pretty mild case, and it's already healing, so I should be fine in a week or so.
The bad news: I have an umbilical hernia. It has not been bothering me (actually, I'm pretty sure I've had it for quite some time), but my doctor thinks that due to its size I should get it evaluated and probably repaired since it won't get any smaller. I tend to agree since I'd rather get it fixed now while I should recover well etc., than have to deal with it when I'm 60 and it will be more of a hassle.
Sunday, October 17, 2004
Saturday, October 16, 2004
Friday, October 15, 2004
Thursday, October 14, 2004
A lot of Catholic Democrats, whether they are clergy or laity, have used the “seamless garment” as an excuse to sideline the abortion issue, making it one among many others. And, we can’t do that.Thanks to Catholic Light for the link.
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Monday, October 11, 2004
Happy Columbus Day!
These days, Columbus gets a bad rap. People apply today's standards to behavior then and lay all kinds of things at his feet. In my book, Columbus was a hero. Of course since I am a member of the Knights of Columbus you'd probably expect that! See how the Knights celebrated today.
Saturday, October 09, 2004
The CNN fact check is pretty interesting. All in all Bush seems to come out better on that part.
Friday, October 08, 2004
Wednesday, October 06, 2004
I have been a Sinfonian since 1983, and I can truly say that associating with this group of men that I'm privileged to call "brothers" has been one of the best things that ever happened to me.
The Object of this Fraternity shall be for the development of the best and
truest fraternal spirit; the mutual welfare and brotherhood of musical students;
the advancement of music in America and a loyalty to the Alma Mater.
So let it be for Sinfonia!
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
Thanks to Catholic Light for the link.