Archive for July, 2005

Splish Splash

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

I went swimming today. Not in the gorgeous pool pictured below, mind you; that’s one of the Hearst Castle swimming pools — the Neptune Pool — and believe me, they keep an eagle eye on every tourist. No touching allowed. I hadn’t been swimming in years. Among the numerous pools in Santa Clara, the city […]

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Christian Iron John

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

According to the article linked below, on any given Sunday women outnumber men 61% to 49% at Christian services. Murrow, a 1983 Baylor University graduate and author of “Why Men Hate Going to Church,” contends that the modern church is too chatty, too touchy-feely and full of hokey rituals that don’t affirm a guy’s manhood. […]

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Unassuagable Little Frailties

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

There is this curiously durable myth that European trains are wonderfully swift and smooth and a dream to travel on. The trains in Europe are in fact often tediously slow, and for the most part the railways persist in the antiquated system of dividing the carriages into compartments. I used to think this was rather […]

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