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 purge (hunting style) 5-6-20

  The Purging Lutheran worked at Borders Bookshop* long ago. A fellow worker handed me a book saying it was ‘a great read’**. I think it was called ‘Winter’ maybe? Or not. It was about a Texan couple who decide to move to Alaska for the winter and write about there experiences. They chopped wood,…… Continue reading the daily purge (hunting style) 5-6-20

the daily ‘a is for this‘ ‘b is for that’ and so on, 4-27-20

  At the end of any of these please feel free to add the phrase “due to Covid 19”. A is for Amazon, our source for talcum powder but not disinfectant wipes, toilet paper, gloves and masks – due to Covid-19 (see how that works?) B is for ‘Birx’, an American physician who is working on The Wuhan…… Continue reading the daily ‘a is for this‘ ‘b is for that’ and so on, 4-27-20

the daily cross, 3-18-20

As long as I’m sitting here staring at the walls I might as well show you one of the walls I’m staring at. These are crosses and Jesus-related pictures I have gathered over the decades. Some have been picked up at trinket shops, used item stores, received as gifts, ones which have been in the…… Continue reading the daily cross, 3-18-20

the daily belly, 3-11-20

The wife and I went to visit my lap band surgeon this morning. So far I am down one bag of water-softener salt*. This is despite being out of town for a month living on a cruise ship for seven days and three weeks in an air b’n’b where responsible fooding was at a minimum.…… Continue reading the daily belly, 3-11-20

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