"A decanter can also be just to have a smaller quantity more accessible from a larger storage vessel. E.g. a barrel of bourbon would be decanted into bottles.
Decanters usually include stoppers, carafes do not. "
"A question: Apparently the right word in English is decanter, but it struck me as very odd. For all I know, a decanter is used to decant things (that is, separate the sediment, mostly with wines). Isn't carafe a more appropriate word?…"
"I don't have a man cave; the cave in our basement is for my girls, hence the girlcave.
I don't have male friends that are good enough to have over for such drinking, and I don't like drinking alone, so my imbibing is done with Mrs…"
"As far as I know, if it is genuine, and called crystal, it has lead in it. The older the piece, the more lead (32% lead oxide is common pre 1980s, newer is more like 24%). If it does not have lead oxide, it cannot legally be called…"
"I hate to necromance a dead thread, but this is something I too could use advice on. I've got a small mini bar set up going (Its actually just a bookshelf I repurposed, but its a dark wood against genuine brick wall in my rowhouse, so it…"
"I am a cradle Catholic, who is going on to his Masters work in Theology at Boston College this year. The maternal intercession of Mary in the Rosary, certainty of absolution in Confession and the contemplation of Adoration and reception of…"
" It's my favorite book and I first read it because I dated a girl who lived in Crete (Heraklion where Kazantzakis was born). I wish I could pick out some of my favorite lines, but in the meantime I'll just say that the…"
"Sorry I don't speak german, but I have heard of Balthasar, but never got as interested as you are:) I did give a presentation about Schweitzer in college last year, and while I don't agree with all his ideas, he was quite an interesting…"
"The only two things you need to know about storing whiskey/scotch/etc:
1) Light = bad
2) Air = bad
3) Leeching (picking up tastes/chemicals from containers) = bad
Just make sure whatever you use to store them is 1) airtight; 2) limit…"
"couple thoughts; on decanters, be careful of old ones (leach lead) and new, inexpensive ones (not airtight and leak alcohol out of top). I love decanters- so I am no knocking them, just sharing some of what I learned about them. …"
God, Culture, Languages (esp. German, Latin, Greek, and Russian), Personhood, Aesthetics, Phenomenology, Philosophy, Theology, History, Mythology, the Environment, Yoga, Coffee.
I. Lord of the Rings
II. Dante's Divina Commedia
III. The Alchemist
IV. Picture of Dorian Gray
V. Earth Abides
Lots of Thomas Merton, G.K. Chesterton, Jack Kerouac, and Theology books. In addition to the 100 Essential Books for a Man's Library.
Big Fish, Office Space, 300, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, I Am David, Everything is Illuminated, Hellboy, Surf Ninjas, Young Frankenstein, Anything by Stanley Kubrick, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Frequency, I am David.
Arvo Pärt, The Ragbirds, Andy McKee, Bill Evans, STS9, Iron and Wine, The Weepies, Sweet Japonic, Incubus, Phish, Passion Pit, Bach, Gregorian Chant.
"Our hearts were made for Thee O Lord, and they are restless, until they find their rest in Thee."-St. Augustine
"Men come and go, but earth abides."-George R. Stewart
"Acquire a peaceful spirit, and around you thousands will be saved."- St. Seraphim of Sarov
"Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be." -Anton Chekhov
"Evil labours with vast power and perpetual success-in vain: preparing always only the soil for unexpected good to sprout in."-J.R.R. Tolkien
"Christianity met the mythological search for romance by being a story and the philosophical search for truth by being a true story."- G.K. Chesterton
"If nothing that can be seen can either be God or represent Him to us as He is, then to find God we must pass beyond everything that can be seen and enter into darkness. Since nothing that can be heard is God, to find Him we must enter into silence."-Thomas Merton
"Sam, you're a gentleman and a scholar, and there are damn few left of us."-My Uncle Jerry
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"For East Asian classics, I'd start with the following Chinese books that were also seminal works for Korea and Japan:
The Four Books (Analects, The Great Learning, The Mean, and Mencius) The middle two are always overlooked but were a standard…"
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"About three months ago I went back to pen and paper for almost everything. I have been deleting apps off my phone ever since. Feels good.
However, if you really like the smartphone thing, I highly recommend you turn off all…"