Monthly Archives: November 2011

Consumerism’s Efficiency

I’ve said a lot of nasty things about consumerism, always checking the mirror as I do. But let’s give it what’s due: it’s efficient: If in a consumer society, through all the advertising and subtly seductive approaches to it, you’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Consumerism

Tofu Tidbits* 11/30/11

5 Best Toys Ever. Life, or just a bucket list? The Thing That Used to Be Conservatism. Pecking order. Occupy something other than a job. In the name of national security. New link. * Temporarily renamed in honor of the Nativity … Continue reading

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Tofu Tidbits* 11/29/11

OWS explained. “A Mongolian Idiot …” New Catholic Mass update. So many hopeful signs…. Bye-bye, Barney. * Temporarily renamed in honor of the Nativity Fast, about which Mystagogy has some more information.

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Tofu Tidbits* 1/28/11

Sharp-dressed men. Post-peak living. Making a federal case of it. Spend it or save it? * Temporarily renamed in honor of the Nativity Fast, about which Mystagogy has some more information.

Posted in Economia, Legalia, Playful

Tofu Tidbits* 11/27/11

Brought to your by the letter “P.” Presumtuous congratulations. Palantir. Protest as the tie that binds. Prayer (modern). Prayer (a bit older, not ancient).

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Tofu Tidbits* 11/26/11

To see ourselves as others see us. Undue influence. Schools and Imagination. Rehabilitating our built environment. Gail Collins on Ron Paul. Concern for the environment. * Temporarily renamed in honor of the Nativity Fast, about which Mystagogy has some more information.

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Architecture, Poetry

Tofu Tidbits* Black Friday Supplement

Today’s supplement is brought to you by my aversion to frenzied crowds and by the letter “N”:

Posted in Christianity generally, Economia, Food, Journalism, Legalia, Political Matters, Roman Catholicism, State capitalism

Tofu Tidbits* 11/25/11

Values voting. The logic of the left. Akathist of Thanksgiving Plus ça change…. * Temporarily renamed in honor of the Nativity Fast, about which Mystagogy has some more information.

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Abortion distortion factor, History, Life political issues, Political Matters, Protestantism, Religious freedom | Tagged

Tasty Tidbits* Thanksgiving Edition

Do not call. 1st Thanksgiving, 2nd thoughts. Pledging allegiance to something. Why can’t our poor be as generous as the Chinese? 3 acres and  Penguin. Do you know your turkey’s real agenda? Poet/Lyricist Scott Cairn’s premier

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Tofu Tidbits* 1/23/11

A pox on both houses. This is “Job #1”? All lashed up and nowhere to go. 4 Guidelines for modesty. Incarnational poetry.

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