the daily Schwimmbad, 6-19-20

Today the wife and I visited our local Schwimmbad. The word ‘Schwimmbad’ is the German translation for ‘swimming pool’. I think they otter change it to ‘Schwimmgood’ because it was wunderbar! The water is warm and clean looking. I did save a bug who was struggling. I scooped it out unto the pavement. He wiggled…… Continue reading the daily Schwimmbad, 6-19-20

the daily melt warning, 6-10-20

Susan and I made the decision to upgrade the warranty on our home in Fla. The nice fella came over to run a quick inspection just to make sure we weren’t upgrading simply to cover a pre-existing condition*. It is very toasty here in Hotsville, USA. I took a photygraph of the young man’s truck…… Continue reading the daily melt warning, 6-10-20

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 purge 3-10-20

By the looks of this picture it must always be time for summertime here in the The Purging Lutheran’s home. Spring? Who needs ya? How do we have so many of these? We never used them best to my recollection yet here they is. Here’s what happens: 1. TPL and My Sweet Rib at Big…… Continue reading the daily purge 3-10-20

the daily spag-hetti, 2-20-20

I’m not one for taking pictures of my food or am I a fan of ‘selfies’ but my breakfast spag-hetti had no such compunction about either. It wanted to take a ‘selfie’ of itself and I let it. No skin off my oddly shaped nose. Shortly after this photograph was taken, spag-hetti went to work…… Continue reading the daily spag-hetti, 2-20-20

the daily guidance or recommendation offered with regard to prudent future action 12-11-19

The Purging Lutheran will find this is true. What other nidbits of advice seem reasonable? Let’s find out, shall we? “Never miss a good chance to shut up.” ― Will Rogers “Never ruin an apology with an excuse.” ― Benjamin Franklin “I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s…… Continue reading the daily guidance or recommendation offered with regard to prudent future action 12-11-19

the daily purge 11-12-19

OK, back to work. How am The Purging Lutheran going to rid my home of books, jewelry, spic’n’spacs and other such so’n’sos? Not until they’ve been photodocumented, written up and sent on their ways. That’s how. One at a time, one day at a time. “The tedious never die; that’s what makes them tedious.” ―…… Continue reading the daily purge 11-12-19

the view from the latvian pew 8-18-19

English language service, Mac. Lāzdinš. Service began with Ryan’s baptism – “in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” (original Greek εἰς τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ Πατρὸς καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ καὶ τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος, eis to onoma tou Patros kai tou Yiou kai tou Agiou Pneumatos, or in Latin…… Continue reading the view from the latvian pew 8-18-19

the daily purge 7-30-19

The Purging Lutheran bought this book back in the 90s when I worked at Borders. This book isn’t just about which bushes do or don’t belong in your front yard, what kind of dirt is best for your begonias, or is a smoke tree, the chittamwood, safe for your kids to play near, and other such…… Continue reading the daily purge 7-30-19

the view from the trinity pew 6-30-19

Trinity at 11700 block of Olio, Sunday morning 10:30 service, 2 Pastor Mikes presiding I used to go to this church a long time ago as a poll worker but never as an attendee. Years ago it held a Wesleyan congregation but the name went away from the sign and became Trinity. I don’t know…… Continue reading the view from the trinity pew 6-30-19