the daily the flower is dead!, long live the flower!, 7-2-20

Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the Gate: “To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late. And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers, And the temples of his Gods.  – Thomas Babington Macaulay These are four plants with flowers which were…… Continue reading the daily the flower is dead!, long live the flower!, 7-2-20

the daily sunday and tuesday, 6-16-20

Part of Sunday was a visit to Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant. This mural goes further to the left and to the right. . Their chips are made fresh and hot. . If you want extra hot on top of fresh and hot then you gots your extra hots right here (add tongue sizzle here). .…… Continue reading the daily sunday and tuesday, 6-16-20

the daily 2020 – a space modesty, 5-22-20

  Well, this is on our living room floor. What is it? 1. Is it a monolith (‘mono’ meaning ‘one‘, ‘lith’ meaning ‘lith’) left here by mysterious strangers from outer-space? 2. Is it an obelisk (‘obe’ meaning ‘oboe’, ‘lisk’ meaning ‘pointed nail’) left by Australopithecines (a pop band from Australia) in the dead of night? Persistent Reader:…… Continue reading the daily 2020 – a space modesty, 5-22-20

the daily e-z-2-look-at-pitchers dump and added purge, 4-30-20

Due to Covid-19* you are likely still stuck in isolation with persons you’d hoped were your loved ones. You know by now if that’s fact or friction. Only you know whether your housemate’s persistent throat clearing shower whistling inappropriate giggles food chewing fingernail clicking knuckle cracking knuckle dragging long yawns grunting when sitting in a…… Continue reading the daily e-z-2-look-at-pitchers dump and added purge, 4-30-20

the daily purge+ 4-14-20

Question: Where is the first Baseball game in the Bible? Answer: In the Big Inning. Eve stole first, Adam stole second, Cain struck out Abel, and the Prodial son came home. The Giants and Angels were rained out. While we’re on the topic of humor howzabowt some more Bible jokes? Q: Who was the greatest comedian…… Continue reading the daily purge+ 4-14-20

the daily bone, 3-6-20

These are the V’s knees. In a joint effort to find relief, Susan and I visited our orthopedic surgeon to look into knees replacement surgeries. ‘Knees’ = plural, meaning two knees*. Doctor E. said it’s best to stick to one at a time considering my health record (which has set no records) so let’s take…… Continue reading the daily bone, 3-6-20

the daily purge 1-24-20

My Sweet Rib* puttered through the cabinettes below our bathroom sinks the other day. Among the many items** she found unworthy of keeping were several pill boxes. Getting older is a skill – a delicate ballet of eating poorly, drinking excessively and, eventually, popping pills to reverse the effects of the first two. The top…… Continue reading the daily purge 1-24-20

the daily purge 12-5-19

Oy! 12-5-19 is Day One when The Purging Lutheran finally gets down to clearing out my desk of all the fiddle and faddle which has gathered over time in the drawers. It’s understood there is always a reason why a person saves a circle of beads, crosses, and Christian body decor. Oh, and earbuds. Apple…… Continue reading the daily purge 12-5-19

the daily purge 11-19-19

Here is a popular book people have been buying since 1992. The Purging Lutheran picked this up sometime in ‘two-thousand-and-clackity-clack’. My Sweet Rib and I read it (skimmed through it) to find the astonishing answers of who we really were, or are, or what we want to be. These are the options laid out by…… Continue reading the daily purge 11-19-19

the daily pork 11-1-19

The author of Know Your Groceries is named Frederick Blaine Humphrey. He was born in New York ~1876 and died in California, 1952. ‘Humphrey’ is not a common surname. Please do not mistake him for Minnesotan politician, Hubert Horatio Humphrey. It’s an easy-to-make error. Another easy doink! is to mistake Frederick Blaine Humphrey for professional typesetter, Hubert Blaine…… Continue reading the daily pork 11-1-19