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 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 cancellation, 3-12-20

As of March 12, 2020 various universities, professional sports leagues, Bible studies, pizza deliveries and college basketball tournaments have been either cancelled or postponed* because of the Wuhan virus. Who am I to argue with this? Politics aside, it’s always a good idea to 1. wash your hands, 2. sneeze into your elbow pit or…… Continue reading the daily cancellation, 3-12-20

the daily lazy, ivan bilibin expiration day

We’re slicing through the water at Z number of knots on our way back to Fort Lauderdale. Two days at sea is the best way to end this cruise. If you are familiar with water it is likely you know of some of its uses. Drinking it is one but you ought not drink this…… Continue reading the daily lazy, ivan bilibin expiration day

the daily purge 1-31-20

Sometime technology can get too ‘-ology’ for The Purging Lutheran. I hads to ask My Sweet Rib what this was b’fore I photo-documented and tossed in the box for Goodwilly. It’s an alarm clock. I mean had I used the process of elimination I would have eventually narrowed it down to that. I might have…… Continue reading the daily purge 1-31-20

the daily reflection 11-29-19

How sin sees itself. 1 Corinthians 13:12 We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as…… Continue reading the daily reflection 11-29-19

the daily purge 10-8-19

What? A purge? When wuz the last time we seen a purge? Days? Weeks? Minutes? Hours? All answers are right. All answers are wrong. It depends ‘where’ you are. What did John Lennon once sing? “Turn off your mind relax and float down stream. It is not dying, it is not dying. Lay down all thoughts, surrender…… Continue reading the daily purge 10-8-19

the daily purge 8-20-19

Alright, this is a pneumatic screen and storm door closer. The Purging Lutheran, while doing my due diligence to ensure the infallibility of my posts, uncovered three meanings for the word ‘pneumatic’. It’s a Greek word which,  broken down, means ‘breath’ and/or ‘wind’. Looky here Origin early 17th century (in pneumatic (sense 2 of the…… Continue reading the daily purge 8-20-19

the daily poke (around the internet) 7-17-19

The Purging Lutheran can’t spend all my time writing stories about throwing out beat-up shoes and unopened tubes of graphite powder. As my foggy mental breakdown seems to have lightened a bit maybe it is time to broaden my horizon. Every now and then the internet tosses stuff out there which raises my eyebrows. I…… Continue reading the daily poke (around the internet) 7-17-19

the daily purge 7-16-19

The Purging Lutheran readily admits I know hardly anything about the Amish lifestyle but if I had to muster up a guess at what an Amish woman’s shoes looked like, they would be these. They are black, appear easy to slip on (and off) and, frankly, a little ‘clunky’ looking. That’s not a criticism only…… Continue reading the daily purge 7-16-19