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More on Carl Larsson

August 3, 2012


Esbjorn Doing His Homework, Carl Larsson, 1912

MEREDITH writes:

It pained me to read that some of the Swedish painter Carl Larsson’s critics questioned the happiness of that family, and called him a hypocrite.  What rot!  And how wonderful that he had such a family and a haven to retreat to, as all men should.  It allowed him to go on, and continue to paint, and we all benefit from his work today. Read More »


The Temptation of Government Loans

August 3, 2012


KAREN I. writes:

The post about liberalism leading people to error, and then exploiting their error reminds me of something I saw a family do recently.

I live in a large apartment complex. It features townhouse-style apartments in a country setting, and it is very affordable, with heat included. Several families with stay-at-home parents have chosen to live here because the good value allows families to live on one average income fairly comfortably. I will be the first to admit, it is not a lavish lifestyle, but an average family determined to have a mother at home can do so without tremendous difficulty.  Read More »


A Vitalist Upgrade for Your Office

August 3, 2012



The constant drudgery of a desk job was always an attractive target for some uber-vitalist freak. Exercise balls to sit on? That’s nothing. Try this on.


Write to General Mills

August 3, 2012


JONATHAN writes:


I read your article on boycotting General Mills due to the company’s public support of homosexual marriage. The company’s stance originated in a blog post by Ken Charles, General Mills’ vice president of “global diversity.”

I believe his direct e-mail would be: Read More »


A Pledge of Traditionalist Indigestion

August 3, 2012


PAUL writes:

Deep-Southern-fried death to be sure, but I will find something to eat at Chick until I am assured Chick will prosper. I don’t know where one is, but I will find one and become a Chick customer until the crisis is over. Read More »


The “Special” Olympics

August 3, 2012


JAMES P. writes:

The International Olympic Committee browbeat the Saudis into including women on their Olympic team, according to CNN. In Saudi Arabia, women are, for all practical purposes, forbidden to participate in sports. Therefore, the Saudis had trouble finding any female athletes to take part in the IOC-mandated charade. Finally, the Saudis nominated an 18-year-old judo fighter who “is a virtual novice, a blue belt who has only been at the sport for two years.”

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