I have good days and bad days. Maybe a better way to say it is that some days I'm off my game. It used to frustrate me and make me angry, but then I found the signs of impending doom, and head them off at the pass. I learned this finishing drywall, of all things. … Continue reading I’m having a bad, bad day…
My grandmother was one of the few in my family tree to grow old. I think there's maybe three that lasted past the age of 70. Every now and then, when we'd chat she'd say "Don't grow old". At the time, I blew it off. What did I know? I was a dumb kid. I'm … Continue reading Don’t Grow Old
Lord and Master of my life, Take from me the spirit of laziness, discouragement, lust of power, and idle talk. Instead grant to me, your servant, the spirit of purity, humility, patience, and love. My Lord and King, grant me the grace to be aware of my own sins and refrain from judging others; for … Continue reading St. Ephrem the Syrian
We're inundated by foreigners here. Not the ones from other countries (although they may as well be). These ones are moving here from out of state, usually blue ones. How do I know? Their strange ways and license plates. Mostly the license plates, and the cars (which I'll get to in a bit). When I … Continue reading Damn Foreigners….
When Covid19 first came out I spent quite a bit of time studying what was, and how would affect me. I like math so, for instance, when one of my cancer doctor said I had an 85 to 95% chance of being cured by just doing chemo and radiation, as opposed to surgery which had … Continue reading Some thoughts on Covid
King of the Hill is a funny show. Even more so if you live in Texas. I swear I've met every type of character portrayed in the show in real life. I had a boss at one time that was eerily similar to Hank Hill. He once lectured me on lawns and grass for an … Continue reading The simple pleasures
We've just started Lent. For those Godless, Lent is when Catholics like me remember Christ's 40 days in the desert, found in the beginnings of Matthew and Luke, chapter 4, and try to emulate it. It's a time where we seek to examine our lives and seek to make changes. I prefer the advice of … Continue reading Lent
I read somewhere once that Billy Joel was asked now that he was older, did he miss anything? His answer was "competence". I can't agree more. I find myself saying, over and over, "Ah..for chrissakes, can't you just do your job?" What really gets my goat is when they (whoever it is) is working hard … Continue reading Can’t you just do your damn job?
If you haven't been following the travels of Roosh this last year, you should hit his YouTube channel and watch them. I've enjoyed the series tremendously. So, done with his travel, he appears to be gearing up to migrate into the wilderness by buying a truck, and put out a video of what he looked … Continue reading Roosh Buys a Truck
I grew up around men who fixed things. And fixed them properly. They showed me the way to do nearly everything, and started with the fundamentals. Things that if you get wrong at the beginning, everything else will be screwed as well. I thought of this as I watched my neighbors fence go up, replacing … Continue reading Fundamentals (part one)