the daily purge 6-28-17

It is called ‘hardware cloth’ but we all know it as ‘chicken wire’. In France it might be known as ‘poultry netting’ (Poulet! Poulet!). One use for chicken wire is to hold ‘stucco’ together but we all know it as ‘plaster’. In France it might be known as ‘plaster of Paris’ (Plâtre! Plâtre!). Here in…… Continue reading the daily purge 6-28-17

the daily purge 6-26-17

Notice: What do you think about these songs? Selected by Alice Cooper Do Ya by The Move I Have The Touch by Peter Gabriel Mr. Soul by Buffalo Springfield Maybe you have heard them, maybe not. Probably few of you have ever heard Selected by Alice Cooper, but probably Elected by Alice Cooper. Do Ya was a song rerecorded…… Continue reading the daily purge 6-26-17

the view from the pew 6-24-17

Some months ago Holy Cross made changes to its audio/visual protocol. Were these changes radical enough to exclude me from being counted on to fill in running the board in the future? No. The board can still be operated with a hand-held remote. Our hymns were these: “All People Who On Earth Do Dwell” (opening); “Have…… Continue reading the view from the pew 6-24-17

the daily purge 6-22-17

[WARNING: Do NOT make efforts to contact the dead. No good will come of it] The Purging Lutheran recently stumbled upon the deceased Melville Bissell, founder of Bissell Inc., maker of fine homecleaning products. I offered him the opportunity to say what was on his mind after having died in 1889. TPL: Mr. Bissell, speak your…… Continue reading the daily purge 6-22-17

the daily purge 6-21-17

Today is the summer solstice, or in Latvia, Jāņi ([jɑːɲi]), an annual Latvian festival celebrating the summer solstice. On Jāņi all people travel from the city into the countryside to gather and eat, drink, sing and celebrate the solstice by observing the ancient folk traditions relating to renewal and fertility. and fertlity. Precious Cat Ultra Litter Attractant…… Continue reading the daily purge 6-21-17