the daily zobu, 3-17-20

As I get older I am convinced that aches and pains have actually laid dormant in my body waiting for the completely wrong time to say, “ (((grunt ))) ”. Off and on for the past few weeks I have a soft, lowing pain near my lower rear driver-side teeth. So off to the dentist…… Continue reading the daily zobu, 3-17-20

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 1-31-20

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

the daily purge 6-18-19

These are the leftover parts of a hanging lamp The Purging Lutheran hung over our kitchen table a few years back. It replaced a hanging lamp which My Sweet Rib destroyed in a fit of cleaning frenzy. I think. Or she might have been changing the light bulb with a hammer. Or maybe she growled…… Continue reading the daily purge 6-18-19

the daily purge 3-8-19

The Purging Lutheran does my due diligence when it comes to poring over facts and figures on items I am throwing away. Usually, there’s too much information to use during my 30 – 120 minutes of therapy. I looked up what I thought would be oodles of synonyms for the word ‘moccasin’. All I found…… Continue reading the daily purge 3-8-19