the daily kitchen-sink, 6-24-20

This our pool where we get wet, talk to total strangers and smear sunscreen. . If you had permission to levitate above our pool it would resemble that toy-of-the-century last year, the fidget spinner. Ironically, spinning your body in the pool is frowned upon as it usually leads to pukies. . We have a wonderful…… Continue reading the daily kitchen-sink, 6-24-20

the daily ANTifa, 6-4-20

Don’t these (ants) ever give up? – Bill Kilgore, Apocalypse Now Lt. Colonel Kilgore is responding to those North Vietnamese who keep fighting against a superior American military force. This is a hill where a colony of local fire ants live just a few feet from our gararge. It is about 8” long by 6”…… Continue reading the daily ANTifa, 6-4-20

the daily gutter, 5-28-20

Every morning since we moved to our jointly-owned dwelling here in central-western-but-just-a-little-south-and-east-of-Tampa, Florida, I stand in front of the kitchen sink window and swallow my medicines. While I do this I look out and wonder about my neighbor’s rain gutter. What gutter, you say? Above the window on the right you’ll see a three foot…… Continue reading the daily gutter, 5-28-20

the daily carnage, 4-9-20

Before anything, a reminder today is Maundy* Thursday. In Act One (Maundy Thursday) Jesus’ actions reveal that discipleship means crossing the boundary from selfishness to servanthood. While the plot against him begins to unfold, Jesus has a meal with his disciples and afterwards washes their feet. The humility and self-denial of the foot-washing  foreshadow the…… Continue reading the daily carnage, 4-9-20

the daily f. b. humphrey, 3-26-20

  [ Ed. note: If I had any shame at all I’d simply post a purge of some shoestrings I tossed out in the garbage the other day]   The Purging Lutheran (me) achieved some mild success with yesterday’s post, “the daily purge. j. o’rourke, 3-25-20” so what better way to sell-out for more clicks…… Continue reading the daily f. b. humphrey, 3-26-20

the daily zobu, 3-17-20

As I get older I am convinced that aches and pains have actually laid dormant in my body waiting for the completely wrong time to say, “ (((grunt ))) ”. Off and on for the past few weeks I have a soft, lowing pain near my lower rear driver-side teeth. So off to the dentist…… Continue reading the daily zobu, 3-17-20

the daily hoo-hah, 2-18-20 (with emergency purge!)

There’s not much going on today besides going to the bank to fill out the loan application for Casa Willow, so what to do, what to do? Let’s stare out the window of a moving vehicle and see what’s in Florida. To begin with we have a POPEYES chicken shack on the side of the highway. Or…… Continue reading the daily hoo-hah, 2-18-20 (with emergency purge!)

the daily lazy, ground dog day +1

Cruise ships can be fun if you don’t think too much about them. Observation – Public hots tubs have got to be the best way to share bio-sludge* with other people. Imagine a human crock pot for the elderly. Better yet, don’t.   No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can…… Continue reading the daily lazy, ground dog day +1

the daily purge 1-21-20

It’s back to The Lad’s games. The Purging Lutheran thought I was done with them but – yoiks and away! -here we are vis yet another. This time it’s Fallout 3. What more can be said about these games where the protagonist is dressed to the hilt in metal and steel? How about this – Why…… Continue reading the daily purge 1-21-20

the daily purge 1-10-20

The Purging Lutheran shall purge two books with one brick today. My father was a carpenter for his entire life and because of that some people always assumed his ‘measure twice, cut once’ DNA supply-sided its way down to me. Not so, Persistent Reader! My father trusted me to sweep the shop, throw bits and…… Continue reading the daily purge 1-10-20