Not as big a deal as Mother's Day. I myself would be content to lay about all day and simply have someone to cook other than me. However, around this time I think of my own Dad. He was born in 1929, a few days before Black Monday. Although he lived through the depression, it … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day
Just when you think it can't get more stupid, something comes along to give you that sense of despair that, yup...it can always get worse. Phil at Busted Knuckles had a great piece the other day about a days worth of encounters where people just couldn't fix stuff and didn't even think to try. Worst … Continue reading Last of a Dying Breed
I'm not a sportsball fan. I can watch it. I understand it. I can talk about it. It's just not something that I care to invest any time or emotion whatsoever. I do watch the playoffs and superbowl, but in general, I have far better things to do with my time than gawp at the … Continue reading Superbowl of Suck
This is a sermon by an orthodox Abbot, Fr. Tryphon. I've never heard a Catholic priest speak with such clarity. At least not in the last 20 years or so. Probably longer. I find myself reading Orthodox literature more and more, especially writings from Seraphim Rose. I'm re-reading a few as I write and will … Continue reading Sunday Sermon
The Feral Irishman had a post up last week about a one line crack by a manager got him fired after 22 years on the job. One of my employee's cousins has been a manager for a local supermarket. He moved up the ladder over the past 22 years.A newly hired employee was prone to … Continue reading Newtons Laws of HR
Sometime ago, the grandkids were over. I was chatting with the son-in-law as one of the boys blasted around the corner, faceplanted, got up, shook it off, and continued wherever he was going. I looked at the scene and said, "You know, that's something I can't do anymore either". Getting old really sucks. Little dude. … Continue reading Don’t Grow Old
https://youtu.be/Fo--H_yx2vg I used to play at the youth mass at our parish for years. This was, by far, one of my favorites to play. I can still hear the rumble of my son playing my Jazz Bass, my guitar - one of my best creations, a Tele with Seymour Duncan Hot Rails and Ghost system, … Continue reading 10,000 Reasons..
Not the best version of this tune. But it's still good. https://youtu.be/PLk1LYIAea8 Seldom Scene is awesome. Just a group of normal blokes from the area I grew up. They all had day jobs, far as I know. None of them are good looking. Only one or two have really good voices. But they can play. … Continue reading Monday Music