Showing posts with label G.K. Chsterton. Show all posts
Showing posts with label G.K. Chsterton. Show all posts

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Practical Distributism

Reflecting on OWS:

I think the thing the young people are looking for, but maybe can't articulate a desire for Practical Distributism.


No, not everything on the list is kosher, but hey, it's a start.

Here's one of the best opinons of OWS I've read:

Here is Gerald Celente on OWS:

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Peter Hitchens

On the tails of my earlier entry I had to find a Youtube interview of Peter Hitchens.

I find him wonderful. I would love for him to go ahead and cross the Tiber already.

Maybe he should read G.K. Chesterton instead of his brothers books.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Dave Ramesy and Rich Dad/Poor Dad Robert Kiyosaki

A week or so ago, Dave Ramsey kinda gave an endorsement to Robert Kiyosaki of "Rich Dad Poor Dad" fame.

I am often entertained and enjoy the practical advice Mr. Ramsey offers on his show. But, this was one time I thought maybe I'll need to double check even his advice.

I was surprised. Because a few years ago I had come across some fair and honest critics of Mr.Robert Kiyosaki .

And yes, I had already read the book which made reading the criticism fair.

So I find myself passing along this information.

See Steve Braun of Liberty Family Resources:
Rich Dad Poor Dad Part 1.

And John T. Reed.
In Mr. Reeds article, he links to a G.K. Chesterton article!

Mr. Reed also has a B.S. detection article you might find interesting.

And, here is Kiosaki's response to John T. Reed for balance:
In it Mr. Kiosaki's defense of his RDPD book is: "It was written to let people know that regardless if you did well in school or not, regardless if you had a high paying job or not, that each and everyone of us has the ability to reach the land of financial freedom if we have the proper financial education."

I think you could find better books to learn financial basics and education. One that I enjoyed reading when I first started my financial education, my sweet sister-in-law suggested nearly 15 years ago comes to mind is David Chilton's "The Wealthy Barber". I have given a copy to young people graduating college. "Veritas Financial" also has some excellent material (H/T to a Fine Mess).

And, for a while I was listening to Crown Financial Radio call in show, I might start again. Crown is a "Christian Financial" Ministry that happens to have collaborated with a Catholics in Orlando to produce some materials specifically for use in Catholic Parishes. I have never taken that course, but am happy that they realized Catholics really are different*.

My younger brother was visiting this past week and basically told me that whenever a "consumer education" reporter started spouting off "how to use your credit cards wisely" on a news program he would just shut the tv off. Who is it who pays the 'consumer reporter"? Credit Card Companies and Banks, he said.


*Adrienne, who has my attention daily, had a link to La Bella Vita, a fabulous Foodie Blog, and it really has some mouthwatering photos... Well by googling chance I found, it's blogger also has another blog Beautiful Catholic Faith that has the above video! And now I am a FOLLOWER! Why is it that when I google and find a wonderful blog, that it is no surprise that their blogroll also has some of my favorite blogger's listed?

Monday, January 14, 2008

I finally joined a club that would have me as a member.

A gift from me to me.

A membership to the American Chesterton Society.

With a little encouragement from reading the great blogsters :

Deo Gratis and Wife and Mom of Two

Oh and being really bummed if I couldn't get to see Dale Alqusits show on EWTN Sunday nights : "The Apostle of Common Sense".
That and Project Runway.

I even treated my self to a new ornament.

Time Tested Beauty Tips

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure,
share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair,
let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise,
walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone.
even more than things,
have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed;
Never throw out anybody.
Remember, If you ever need a helping hand,
you'll find one at the end of your arm.
As you grow older,
you will discover that you have two hands,
one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears,
the figure that she carries,
or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart,
the place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,
but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she lovingly gives,
the passion that she shows,
and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows! --
-Sam Levenson

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