Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

A blessed Thanksgiving to all of my readers. As it happens occasionally, it is also my birthday - - 54th, to be exact. Here's a photo of the 54-year old fatman:

I make the skull beads in my hatband from the teeth of my enemies, incidentally. ;-)

Monday, November 23, 2015

New Wheels

Yet another Nissan Sentra. My last two cars were Sentras (1987 and 1993), this new 2015 makes the third:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Happy Veteran's Day... my fellow veterans. Thank you for serving.

The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:

The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:

The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
(Numbers 6:24-26)

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Sympathy Needed

Mark, one of the co-bloggers at the Borepatch blog, lost a son under the most tragic of circumstances a parent can.

If you read the Borepatch blog, please go over and offer Mark some sympathy and prayers.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Aikido Founder A Sudden Amazon Bestseller

If you watch The Walking Dead, you know that this past Sunday's episode featured the book The Art of Peace, a collection of sayings by the founder of the Japanese martial art Aikido. As you might (or might not) expect, the book has suddenly become a #1 bestseller at

And just incidentally, as I was wheeling my trash bins up to the curb a few minutes ago, I saw two boys down the street clacking sticks together, and it's probable that they saw The Walking Dead on Sunday and were pretending to be Morgan and Eastman, practicing "Aikido." It brought a smile to my face to see them outside in the damp grey overcast, instead of inside playing at their gaming consoles.

Maybe there's hope for us after all.