Slice of Life

Pay Attention to Your Knees

Pay Attention to Your Knees

For a couple of years now my knees have been telegraphing signals to my brain which, when translated, communicated the fact that they were getting worn out. At first the communication came in just little snippets or flashes but over the last two years the messages were sent in paragraphs and chapters. Having avoided any […]

Floozies and the Gifts of God

Floozies and the Gifts of God

My little grand-babies are coming for a visit this weekend.  Even though we are blessed by the fact that we see them regularly, it is not often that we enjoy the opportunity to have them here, “over the river and through the woods” in Grampy and Grammy’s home. I’m excited! I have observed, with interest, […]

The Relation Between My Sinuses and My Underwear

The Relation Between My Sinuses and My Underwear

I’ve had a battle this season with the sinus infection.  Linda tells me that this is the third time this year and it’s getting tiresome. The second bout found me getting acquainted with the idea of “hosing my nose”; the process of washing my sinus cavities out with salt water by forcing salt water up […]

Lucy and her Daddy in "the house out back"

Fun at Casa del LuMarFin

My girlfriend and I arrived at Casa del LuMarFin this afternoon for a few hours of being Grampy and Grammy before retiring for the night and heading to the Chicago area for ministry tomorrow morning.  It’s a lot of fun interacting with these sweet girls.  I spent some time with Lucy as she played in […]

The Battle Against Bird Poop

The Battle Against Bird Poop

I’m fighting a defensive battle with the birds this year.  On one front, there are the ubiquitous sparrows.  A few days ago, I was alerted to their initial foray into forbidden territory by the sound of rhythmic scratching heard above the kitchen window.  I immediately identified the sound as that of sparrow scouts surveying the […]

Church Flies

Church Flies I had breakfast this morning in the cafeteria of the local grocery store.  It was not a pleasant time due to the large number of flies that seemed to be competing for bragging rights over which one could get past my defenses and plunder my plate of sausage, eggs and pancakes.  Eating was a […]

Crabby Old Woman

Crabby Old Woman

I had an appointment today to have an eye exam in preparation for getting some glasses.  The appointment was tucked into the midst of several errands so I anticipated a full morning.  The appointment was scheduled for 10:05 am.  I thought it odd when they set that time a few weeks go, but as I […]

Kitty Come Home

My sweetheart has always wanted a “lap cat”.  We’ve had several cats over the years but never was one as “lappable” as the current “princess” of the house, Noelle Starr.  There is actually an interesting relationship between the two.  At times Noelle’s insistence on Linda’s attention drives my sweetheart to distraction and even to harsh […]

Loyalty vs. Success

Loyalty vs. Success

Sitting on the San Francisco shuttle train as it bore me to the car rental center on Wednesday morning I unobtrusively eavesdropped on a conversation between two men of Asian descent, young, suited, talking about marketing and amalgamates and other things that are far beyond my interest or understanding.  My interest was piqued, however, as […]

Thank God for Dumb Smart Phones

Thank God for Dumb Smart Phones

My brother Mike will attest to the fact that I’ve been very critical this week of my “stupid smart phone” (a Galaxy Nexus).  It has given me fits every time I tried to TXT to multiple people at the same time, so I ended up having to copy and paste the same message any time […]