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 science experiment, 3-24-20

Long ago Somebody came up with the idea of taking a couple hydrogen atoms and an atom of oxygen, connected* them and *POOF!* it became a water molecule. Fresh water is great for drinking, mixing with Kool Aid, brushing teeth, making ice cubes and, if you want, steam. Homer Simpson took this a step further…… Continue reading the daily science experiment, 3-24-20

the daily paperclip, er, uh trombone, no, wait! valentine, 3-5-20

WARNING! Saucy content! (This is an opinion piece by our science editor, Jacque Verbanq) ———————————————————— For this was on seynt Volantynys day Whan euery bryd cometh there to chese his make.*   I thought I’d jump ahead of the misery which is Valentine’ Day. No, love is not a misery. Having a card delivered is not…… Continue reading the daily paperclip, er, uh trombone, no, wait! valentine, 3-5-20

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 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

the daily purge 10-3-19*

The Purging Lutheran and My Sweet Rib has a hots tub and hots tubs needs a thang on which to hangs towels. So, MSR searched about on the interwibble for a towel holder and here it is. It is the best one she could find but *alas!* and *agack!* it didn’t work the way we’d…… Continue reading the daily purge 10-3-19*

the purging lutheran and his piazza pizza place placemat 9-13-19

The Purging Lutheran and My Sweet Rib found a little Roman pizzeria nearby our hotel. This placemat included headlines of American disasters (and some triumphs). Great Scott! All the things we wanted to get away from for a week come back like a cold slice of bologna to the face. LBJ (down in the right-hand…… Continue reading the purging lutheran and his piazza pizza place placemat 9-13-19