Tag Archives: temperance

Daylight Saving Time: A Modest Proposal

Perhaps I should remember my station, and be respectfully silent before the weekend’s mighty display of power and glory. I am, after all, but one of those who live neither in the Northeast megalopolis nor the shining lands of San … Continue reading

Posted in being a citizen | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Pythagorean Dribble Glasses

The diagram shows how a Pythagorean cup works. It’s a thinking person’s dribble glass, sort of. The cup, pan, and ladle in the photo is a yuza no ki. Both are gadgets used for teaching moderation. The yuza no ki … Continue reading

Posted in being Catholic | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Temperance, Catholic Style

(From O. Herford, via Life Magazine/Wikipedia, used w/o permission.) (“Life” magazine, Demon Rum, and Matthew 12:45: June 26, 1919.) My household is “dry:” there’s no beer in the fridge, wine in a rack, or whiskey on a shelf. That’s partly … Continue reading

Posted in being Catholic | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments