the daily bour·geois /bo͝orˈZHwä/, 6-11-20

Just in case anyone believes I’ve grown soft and round while living in a retirement village, you are w-rong, w-rong, w-rong! I totally embarrassed Susan by going out in public with a toothpaste stain on my shirt. Don’t ever say I’m not ‘a man of the public’. I can ‘slob it up’ as well as…… Continue reading the daily bour·geois /bo͝orˈZHwä/, 6-11-20

the daily dumbrella (and ho-ho! meme), 5-29-20

Mornings north of Ruskin begin on the back porch with a cup of coffee and two cigarettes. We have nice shade from the trees (Hey, you friends!) until the Earth spins to a point when we have no shade but … voila! … we’ve got this handy and dandy umbrella left behind by Ms. Previous…… Continue reading the daily dumbrella (and ho-ho! meme), 5-29-20

the daily everything is coming along nicely (i think), 5-19-20

This morning was a big day at The Purging Lutheran’s southern outpost. My Sweet Rib had scheduled throughout the day for the fellow to come fix the ice maker, another guy to work on the air conditioner, and to have a new bed delivered in the afternoon. By the time I rolled out of bed by 9-something…… Continue reading the daily everything is coming along nicely (i think), 5-19-20

the daily walter malino does swan lake (with divertissement purge) 4-17-20

Anyone having read The Purging Lutheran this week has been treated to the glorious illustrations of Italian illustrator, Walter Milano. Through his daring artwork we have covered universal topics such as science, politics, animal husbandry and tourism. Finally, the arts gets its due today but not just any art but the gentlest of them all -…… Continue reading the daily walter malino does swan lake (with divertissement purge) 4-17-20

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 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

the daily purge 12-12-19

Prologue: I have only a high school education. This is a neck lace My Sweet Rib gave up some time ago and The Purging Lutheran is fairly certain I know the reason why. It’s a pretty hefty feller and I can believe she would struggle standing up straight and walking in a straight line. You…… Continue reading the daily purge 12-12-19

the daily galosh 11-26-19

People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them. Eric Hoffer Jeremiah 9:3 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth on the earth… One danger of secret sin is that a man cannot commit it without being by…… Continue reading the daily galosh 11-26-19

the daily purge 10-30-19

The Purging Lutheran operated a Bible study group for about 16 or 17 years. It took a while to figure out some things such as … Q1. when to run the small group Q2. where to meet Q3. how to go about teaching a small group but most importantly Q4. why run a small group? A1.…… Continue reading the daily purge 10-30-19

the daily poke of the view from the comic strip pew (part 2) 9-3-19

Many Christians get angry when they suffer from disaster. They’ll ask, “If I believe in Jesus, why is He letting me get beat up on?” Well, everybody gets smacked around in life, so deal with what you are given with the understanding that the unjust receive similar treatment even if you don’t see it. Use…… Continue reading the daily poke of the view from the comic strip pew (part 2) 9-3-19