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1998-12-23

'Twas Glenn Knight before Christmas

'Twas Glenn Knight before Christmas,
Thinking what to say
To fill up his quota
Of posts for the day,

When what should appear
In surplice and alb
Through mirror dot org's connection:
A virtual Jeff Kalb.

Glenn said
> Into my plans
> You're throwing a wrench.
> Can't you just instead
> Go see Harold French?

>> Now Glenn, reconsider.
>> To you I send *Hope,
>> Crossing the Threshold of*,
>> And it's signed by the Pope!

> Can't I pick my own gift?
> I'll exchange yours for money.
>> You can in twelve days
>> On your own Epiphany,

>> When one Weismann will come
>> From out of the East
>> (side of Chicago)
> With more gifts on his beast?

>> Camel? He might smoke
>> But not ride as of old;
>> No frankincense, myrrh,
>> Jay the only Gold.

>> He'll bring you the gift
>> Of Great Ideas dialogue:
>> His Mortimer Adler
>> Mail order catalog.

>> But my work here is done.
>> "See" you in the Cafe.
>> My next stop is Zaheer's
>> So I'm off to L. A.

But Glenn heard Jeff exclaim
As they signed off the site,
>> Merry Christmas to all
>> And to all a good night.

--Edward De Vere

1998-12-23


1998-12-20

My niece Aimee graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee and we went to a reception for her at Switzers on 51st and Howard, a favorite of her father, my brother Mike.

1998-12-20


1998-12-16

President Clinton Explains Iraq Strike

1998-12-16


1998-12-04

SPEECH LOG

Dr. Kathryn Morgan, of the University of Toronto, spoke on "Revisiting Dr. Frankenstein: Gender, Bio-Technology, and the Creation of Human Artifacts," as part of the 1998-1999 Colloquium Series, Department of Philosophy, Marquette University.

1998-12-04


1998-12-01

SPEECH LOG

Dinesh D'Souza, John M. Olin Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, spoke on "Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader," at a Luncheon presented by the Wisconsin Forum.

1998-12-01


1998-11-29

Annual Alumni Mass and Breakfast at Marquette University High School. Mass in the newly renovated Igatius Chapel.

1998-11-29


November 20-24, 1998 Quebec City

Chateau Frontenac.

1998-11-20


1998-11-11

SPEECH LOG

David A. Keene, Chairman of the American Conservative Union, spoke on "The November Election Returns," at a dinner presented by the Wisconsin Forum.

1998-11-11


1998-10-30

SPEECH LOG

Dr. Edward Mahoney, of Duke University.

1998-10-30


1998-10-21 Mundelein, Illinois

SPEECH LOG

Michael Novak, "John Paul II and Social Justice."

Avery Dulles, S.J., "John Paul II and Evangelization."

Jean-Marie Cardinal Lustiger, Archbishop of Paris, "Twenty Years of John Paul II's Pontificate" (keynote address)

all at the John Paul II Symposium.

1998-10-21


1998-10-01

How does one recognize liberally educated people?

1. They listen and they hear. ...

2. They read and they understand. ...

3. They can talk with anyone. ...

4. They can write clearly and persuasively and movingly. ...

5. They can solve a wide variety of puzzles and problems. ...

6. They respect rigor not so much for its own sake but as a way of seeking truth. ...

7. They practice humility, tolerance, and self-criticism. ...

8. They understand how to get things done in the world. ...

9. They nurture and empower the people around them. ...

10. They follow E. M. Forster's injunction from Howard's End: "Only connect..." More than anything else, being an educated person means being able to see connections that allow one to make sense of the world and act within it in creative ways.

--William Cronon, "'Only Connect...': The Goals of Liberal Education," The American Scholar, Autumn 1998, pp.76-78

1998-10-01


1998-09-29

SPEECH LOG

Hon. Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain, judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, spoke on "The Federal Judiciary Today" at a luncheon presented by the Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society.

1998-09-29


1998-09-16

Daniel G. DiDominizio, Professor of Religious Studies at Cardinal Stritch University, spoke on "The Church in a Secular Culture: The Czech Experience," at a breakfast presented by the Peter Favre Forum.

1998-09-16


1998-09-14

RECONSIDERATIONS

Fides et Ratio by John Paul II

1998-09-14


1998-05-20

SPEECH LOG

Janine P. Geske, a justice on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, spoke on "Finding God on Retreat in the Dominican Republic" at a breakfast presented by The Peter Favre Forum at The University Club.

1998-05-20


1998-05-07

SPEECH LOG

Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson of the Wisconsin Supreme Court spoke on "Let Fifty Flowers Bloom: Federalism and the State Constitutions" in honor of The Sesquicentennial of the Wisconsin Constitution at at luncheon presented by the Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society at the Milwaukee Athletic Club.

1998-05-07


1998-04-26

Lovin' that oven!

This morning's newspaper had this article about the Kenner Easy-Bake Oven, which unexpectedly contained the following.

Karen Berres, 46, of Franklin, said she wanted an Easy-Bake Oven so badly when she was 11, that she tried to invent one with a metal storage cabinet and a light bulb unscrewed from a lamp shade. (Don't try this at home, kids.)

She snitched ingredients to secretly make brownies. "I utilized the similar-color method of ingredient substitution for eggs by putting two egg-size chunks of butter in the batter," she said, explaining that her mother would have missed the requisite eggs.

After several hours of not-very-patient scrutiny, little seemed to be happening. "The heat, if any was indeed created, was dissipated by my constant need to open the door and see if anything had occurred."

Finally, Berres conceded that the brownies had baked as much as they could, and she shared the slightly warm goop with her brother, "who had taken a casual interest in this project because it might lead to something edible."

1998-04-26


1998-04-15

SPEECH LOG

Jean-Loup Dherse spoke on "Laity Preparing for the Millenium: If Not Us -- Who?" at a breakfast presented by The Peter Favre Forum at The University Club.

1998-04-15


1998-04-01

RECONSIDERATIONS

Sacred Signs and Active Participation at Mass: What Do These Actions Mean, and Why Are They So Important? by The Rev. Cassian Folsom, OSB


I have often thought, contemplating a page of the Talmud, that it bears a certain uncanny resemblance to a home page on the Internet, where nothing is whole in itself but where icons and text-boxes are doorways through which visitors pass into an infinity of cross-referenced texts and combinations.

--Jonathan Rosen, "The Talmud and the Internet," The American Scholar, Spring 1998, p. 50

1998-04-01


1998-03-18

SPEECH LOG

Very Rev. Andrew Nelson, Vice Rector and Professor of Moral Theology at Saint Francis Seminary, spoke on "The Common Ground Initiative" at a breakfast presented by The Peter Favre Forum at The University Club

1998-03-18


1998-02-23

RECONSIDERATIONS

Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders, World Islamic Front Statement

1998-02-23


1998-02-18

SPEECH LOG

Christine Firer Hinze spoke on "Work and the Welfare Table: Eucharist and the Ethics of Welfare Reform" at a breakfast presented by The Peter Favre Forum at The University Club.

1998-02-18


1998-02-04

SPEECH LOG

Professor Gerard Bradley of the University of Notre Dame Law School spoke on "The Decalogue, The Schools and Judicial Power: How Far Shall Judges Go?" at a luncheon presented by the Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society at the Milwaukee Athletic Club.

1998-02-04


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