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CNSNews.com’s 10 Most Popular Stories Of 2010 | CNSnews.com

By idaflo | January 1st, 2011 | No Comments » 

CNSNews.com’s 10 Most Popular Stories Of 2010 | CNSnews.com.

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The Forgotten Man – Jon McNaughton

By idaflo | September 8th, 2010 | No Comments » 

From John McNaughton. A message set in art, makes a powerful point.

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Fact-challenged. History-challenged. Tolerance-challenged.

By idaflo | August 3rd, 2010 | No Comments » 

Sometimes the smart ones behave stupidly when given the opportunity to practice what they preach, as revealed here at the BLOG –  IGNATIUS Insight Scoop

St. Ignatius of LoyolaCheck, check, and check. That’s right, this must be a post about the upside-down world of ivory towers and the inside-out people that reside therein. From the Inside Higher Ed website, an anecdote from Timothy Larsen.

I had lunch this summer with a prospective graduate student at the evangelical college where I teach. I will call him John because that happens to be his name. John has done well academically at a public university. Nevertheless, as often happens, he said that he was looking forward to coming to a Christian university, and then launched into a story of religious discrimination….(continue reading HERE)

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Viewing Europe via microscope and telescope

By idaflo | June 5th, 2010 | No Comments » 

A personal favorite, Victor Davis Hanson, breaks it down and sums it up so we can all better understand what’s happening in Europe; using his lens of deep historical insight.

History Returns to Europe

Victor Davis HansonBy Victor Davis Hanson – at REALCLEARPOLITICS.com

VIENNA — Walk the beautiful streets in Munich, Strasbourg and Vienna, and you can see why Europeans thought in the last decades that they had reached the end of history. There is not a soldier to be seen. Sidewalk cafes are jammed midweek with two-hour lunch-goers. Fashion, vacations and sex dominate the ads and billboards…But beneath the genteel European Union veneer, few remembered that human nature remains constant and gives not even nice Europeans a pass from its harsh laws….(continue reading article here)

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POLITICS & CARTOONS

By idaflo | June 4th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Some history.  Know about Thomas Nast,  Boss Tweed – why their names are ever-connected – AND the power of ridicule.  Who are today’s Thomas Nasts?

Posted at livesfortunessacredhonor.com

…Many of the 21st century Tweeds are fairly easy to spot but where are the Thomas Nasts?  Michael Walsh (Big Journalism.com) suggests “a good place to start looking”.  Read about it & see another great video at MORE, PLEASE.


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Hemingway’s Top 5 Tips For Writing – after some thoughts about his life

By idaflo | May 25th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Ernest Hemingway in turtleneck, black and white photo taken by   Karsh

This is not the first time I have seen this list.  I just didn’t remember it came from Hemingway. His insights about chopping out extra words were seared into my mind by a teacher in High School. Having said that, and though the attached article avoids any mention of such things, I can’t post something about Ernest Hemingway without bringing up the topic of death and suffering. It was all over his writingsAnd because I am Lutheran and we love to focus on the “what does this mean” meme, it seems to me that part of the reason for his fiercely budgeted wording, was his sense that he had…no time to waste time.

Have not read Hemingway a lot, just enough to savor his “story”.

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