There's another reason to get married, and that's for the spiritual. In Orthodox teachings, marriage is for a man and a woman to work out their salvation together, as a team. Their marriage creates a little church, with the man serving as the priest and the woman as his helper. When you have new children, … Continue reading Monday Quote
We have a gnarled mess of a tree in our front yard. It has to be cut down. I'd like to cry. Why? Because it's one of 3-4 huge trees that shade my house lowering my electric bill in the summer like no one's business. But it's rotted. And if it tumbles, it'll smash my … Continue reading Ooh…a project!
I'm almost afraid to admit it. I wasn't taking care of my business. For the longest time there's been water around the spa. It seemed to coincide with colder weather so I was figuring that it was simply the water cooking off condensing on the top falling to the pavement. It vexed me something awful … Continue reading DOH!
I'm listening to iTunes as I update things, drink wine, and relax. It's Friday for Chrissakes. Up pops Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, first movement. My daughter has a masters in music. Clarinet to be specific. I've heard her play all three movements dozens of times. She's made it her piece. I'm bubbling... It's not … Continue reading Bubbling…
When I run dry on things to write about I write about my dogs because they're an endless source of entertainment. There almost as funny as kids for doing stupid things and driving you insane. But that's not what I'm writing about today. I'm writing about the fact that we've hit a bit of a … Continue reading A Doofus Update
I'll say up front that this is one of the best books I've read in the last year. It's the story of a man coming to redemption and discerning who he is and what God wants him to do with his life. I'm glad I bought the paper version for reasons you'll see below. I first … Continue reading American Pilgrim
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..
We live in an idiotic and delusional world. We have a transportation secretary that neither likes nor understands transportation. FWIW, coming from a guy that doesn't have a car and driver on the taxpayer dime, a car is an EXPENSE! There are plenty of folks I know that do quite well for themselves living in … Continue reading God, Help Us…
https://vimeo.com/531003426 That didn't take long Jet loves basketballs. Usually they'll keep him busy for a few hours. This one? Ten Seconds he had it popped. No matter. They'll play with the wrecked ball for the next six months.
It's been a morning. Before I go further I need to explain some North Texas stuff.Around here, if your house was built after 1960 or so, the driveways are in the rear of the house. You enter through an alley to get to your driveway. This is good and bad. Good, because you get a … Continue reading What a Morning