Not much to update here, but I've added Coldequations and Foseti to my blog list. Also, I'd like to extend my congratulations to Foseti on his new little one, and B Lode on his child to be named later that is still in development. My own little reactionary family will be adding one as well in the next couple of weeks.
Amusingly, my little boy, with his big blue eyes and red hair and extremely symmetric features, is probably already a mightier soldier of reaction than I. Given the surge of procreation that has occurred in my church and social circle after his birth, I swear he must be contagious. I've even seen an SWPL woman in her early 40s play peek-a-boo with him and say 'oh I want one' at the Whole Foods. Nobody with 2 X chromosomes seems to be able to resist him, and even at places like a gun show, complete strangers dote on him.
Random messages: a letter to my daughter Julie
12 hours ago
Congrats on your full house!
Thanks...we're hoping for 3 eventually, and 4 isn't out of the question, but biology will probably limit us to 3. Had we been married in our 20s instead of our 30s, 4-6 would probably have been our goal.
Good for you. And thanks for the blog, it has ideas new to me, even after having spent immense time reading the reacto-sphere.
I'm glad you find the ideas interesting. Feel free to appropriate, borrow, or steal whatever you'd like from them. In the meme-space, I'm all about the virulence :-)
the surge of procreation that has occurred in my church and social circle after his birth
What kind of church is it?
Believe it or not, it's a very conservative evangelical Quaker church, although it is a lot more evangelical than Quaker, as we're not even pacifists.
Quakers are some of the best types around.
I don't know enough about them to know what "evangelical Quaker" vs. "non-evangelical Quaker" is supposed to mean.
Evangelical Quaker means that they're actually still fairly orthodox (lower case) Christians. In my experience, the more a group makes of being Quaker, the less Christian they typically are. Many Quakers, particularly on the East Coast, don't even claim to be Christians as such. Still, the denomination can claim quite a few previous successes back in the day (George Fox, for instance, would be considered very very Pentecostal by today's standards). For instance:
Fixed pricing---Quakers are behind the move away from bargaining over most merchant goods at the retail level. The amount of time and aggravation this saves is hard to overestimate.
The chocolate trade---largely set up by Quakers in an attempt to fill the economic vacuum created by the suppression of the slave trade, which they also participated heavily in.
The slave trade---mixed marks here, they managed to assist heavily in ending it in the British Empire without tearing the empire apart, but such wasn't feasible in the US due (IMO) to our national character.
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