the daily 2020 in a nutshell, 7-3-20

2020 in a nutshell . The rest of today’s therapy circles the drain with another trip through the neighborhood. It doesn’t sound exciting, and mostly was not, but we did find an abandoned golf course on which we drove. Does the word ‘abandoned’ rhyme with ‘spooky’? Read on, Persistent Reader, you might be fascinated by…… Continue reading the daily 2020 in a nutshell, 7-3-20

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 retirement health-care system, 7-1-20

This is a sight no one wants to see anywhere. I’ve noticed the county ambulance come to our neighborhood three times. Under the circumstances with living in an area where the youngest residents are 55 years old I’d thought I’d see more of these. Then Susan reminded me where we live there is a volunteer…… Continue reading the daily retirement health-care system, 7-1-20

the daily very scary story, 6-30-20

While oot and aboot on our pre-evening gulf cart ride we took a turn down a mysterious road in our neighborhood NOT listed on any maps. There was only a sign which said “Boogertown Road – Crybaby Bridge ahead”. My father-in-law got lost driving years ago around in a Southern state, perhaps Mississippi or Tennessee,…… Continue reading the daily very scary story, 6-30-20

the daily gulf cart (and only known photograph of The Paraffin Lutheran), 6-29-20

First off, how is the weather in Tampa? David Byrne sez it best: All wet! Hey you might need a raincoat Shakedown! Dreams walking in broad daylight Three hun-dred six-ty five de-grees Burning down the house Now on to our newly decorated gulf cart. Whee! Susan loves her cats! Sing it Tom! What’s new pussycat,…… Continue reading the daily gulf cart (and only known photograph of The Paraffin Lutheran), 6-29-20

the daily gutter, 6-26-20

Here is the boss, . here is the ladder. . Open the hose, . and here is the scatter.   Genesis 28:12-22 10-12 Jacob left Beersheba and went to Haran. He came to a certain place and camped for the night since the sun had set. He took one of the stones there, set it under…… Continue reading the daily gutter, 6-26-20

the daily hot foot, 6-25-20

These are my feet standing on the parking lot outside the pool waiting for it to open. It is/was about 93° at the time. I’ve been wanting to talk a little about asphalt in one of my posts and this seems like an appropriate time. Did you know that on a hot day the surface…… Continue reading the daily hot foot, 6-25-20

the daily kitchen-sink, 6-24-20

This our pool where we get wet, talk to total strangers and smear sunscreen. . If you had permission to levitate above our pool it would resemble that toy-of-the-century last year, the fidget spinner. Ironically, spinning your body in the pool is frowned upon as it usually leads to pukies. . We have a wonderful…… Continue reading the daily kitchen-sink, 6-24-20

the view from the Christ the King Lutheran Church pew *, 6-21-20

Wow! It sure was nice to be back at worship service. Christ the King is an LCMS church in Very Hot, Florida, about 35 minutes north of where we live – Also Very Hot, Florida. We arrived a few minutes ahead of start time. We were greeted nicely by the pastor’s daughter. And, yay!, they…… Continue reading the view from the Christ the King Lutheran Church pew *, 6-21-20

the daily Schwimmbad, 6-19-20

Today the wife and I visited our local Schwimmbad. The word ‘Schwimmbad’ is the German translation for ‘swimming pool’. I think they otter change it to ‘Schwimmgood’ because it was wunderbar! The water is warm and clean looking. I did save a bug who was struggling. I scooped it out unto the pavement. He wiggled…… Continue reading the daily Schwimmbad, 6-19-20