Category: Society

Lessons from Robert Horry, aka “Big Shot Bob”

Those who missed last night’s NBA finals game missed quite a fight. When the dust cleared at the Palace in Auburn Hills, Mich., though, the San Antonio Spurs stood victorious with veteran Robert Horry leading the way. Horry scored five...

/ June 20, 2005

Is buying a house the best financial move?

A Torrey Honors alumnus, Micah Snell, posted this interesting piece in an online forum arguing that in many circumstances the conventional wisdom of taking out a large loan for a house might not be wise at all. His blog can...

/ June 6, 2005

On the Quill

Mark Olson at Pseudo-Polymath offers this reflection on the virtues of the quill: A good fountain pen has finely engraved metal, is machined to fine tolerances, and writes smoothly and well. I still find it amazing for instance, that the...

/ February 25, 2005

Beltre Blues

He’ll be wearing a different shade this season. The Mariners just spent a lot of money–more money on one player than ever before in club history. Cure-all? Who knows. And now for something completely different: Wish Beethoven a happy birthday...

/ December 16, 2004

Mr. Willingham Goes to Washington

The excommunication of Tyrone Willingham from the “Football Papacy” came as a surprise to many in the sports world. Notre Dame’s decision further tarnished a rapidly fading image. Now Willingham comes to Washington, hopefully to restore respect and integrity to...

/ December 12, 2004

A Man among us…

Not “That” Man. This man. 6 innings on a pieced together ankle in what was possibly his last World Series start (this year). Gutsy. Just plain gutsy. It’s amazing to see a pitcher who won’t let his team lose, as...

/ October 24, 2004
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About Mere O

Welcome to Mere Orthodoxy. We are a group of moderately literate, conservatively oriented college-aged guys interested in narcissistically opining on issues of faith, culture, literature, history, or whatever else suits our fancy. No topic is out of bounds. We endeavor...

/ April 13, 2004