Sage advice for a Thursday morning. . . Thanks “B.”


… storms are stronger than you.

Let yourself be swept away.

At the end, you will hopefully land in a better place.

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You May Cancel Your Gym Membership




Long known to many of us, but now settled science for the masses.


A far-reaching pronouncement, worthy of your taking a few minutes to read . . . and most of you will be glad you did.

The Facts are in.

It should come as no surprise that Kurt at CulturalOffering broke the news.

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True Then. True Now.

th-21This was true then and it is still true today.

“These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own.”


G. K. Chesterton.  (1874 -1936)

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iPod Panic

iuDo you ever put your music on shuffle, but then get annoyed and upset when it doesn’t play the songs you want to hear?

Asking for a friend.

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Sunday Pipes #14

A beautiful rendition of Metallica’s  classic  “Nothing Else Matters”  by Dr. Helen Ingram.

I found humor in one of the comments that note the fire extinguisher is there in case the organ catches fire while playing Metallica in church.

It appears from her Twitter feed that Dr. Ingram shares my appreciation for the Peaky Blinders.


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thIt is Lent and regardless of your faith (or lack thereof), anyone can benefit from reading and listening to the words found in a post from my old blog, A Simple Village Undertaker.

Sometimes admitting the truth about ourselves is painful and even embarrassing.  How can you claim to have any integrity if you cannot bear to tell the truth about yourself”?

Blot Out My Transgressions

If nothing else matters, listen to this beautiful piece of music. . . but there is so much more to be found there.

Again, Thank you, John, for sharing this.

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If Anybody Asks. . .

If anybody asks, just them he committed suicide.

The Paul  Thorn Band recalling a little old fashion Southern justice.

“If you play, you have to be willing to pay”


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I cannot comprehend what happened today in Florida and that comes from a guy with 35+ years in Emergency Services and as a funeral director.

I need to escape. I’m done. Turn off the TV, maybe forever.

I need the music of my youth.

A story of a simpler time. Told by the late, great Peppi Marchello.

This song is so 1970’s.

Coo Coo Coo Blues
I walked into a bar on a Friday night
I was there to have me a good time
I bought a drink for a lady at the pinball game
She said, “My name is Deon and before we go on
let me guess your name.”

Bill means tall, and Joe means cute
Fred means cool, and Tom is smart, who are you?

Coo Coo Coo, Coo Coo Coo
Since your face could stop a clock
I’ll call you Coo Coo Coo

“Very funny”,
I just laughed to show her I was sharp as a tack
She said, “Better beat it turkey, before my boyfriend
gets back.”
Too late too late too late now you’re in a mess
He said, “I’m her man, do you know who I am?”
I sez now “let me guess”

Bill means tall, and Joe means cute
Fred means cool, and Tom is smart, who are you?

Coo Coo Coo, Coo Coo Coo
Since your face could stop a clock
I’ll call you Coo Coo Coo

Next thing I know I was flying right across the room
He threw a right that missed but I tripped on a stool
Let me let me help you came a friendly voice
He sez “I’d like to introduce you to the boys”

This is Bill and this is Joe
(“How ya doin’, Handsome?”),
this is Fred and I am Tom, who are you?

Coo Coo Coo, Coo Coo Coo
Coo Coo Coo, Coo Coo Coo
Since my face could stop a clock,
Call me Coo Coo Coo


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Instilling the self-confidence kids will need to carry them

through all the failure they will experience because

they weren’t taught competence instead.




Found on Pinterest.

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Stand Down On The Mayday, K

IMG_0963“Stand down on the Mayday, K”*

Baylor has found a forever home in Houston.

Thank you to the folks who reached out, offering to adopt the little (soon to be big) guy.

Here are the back stories: Mayday, Mayday.

He Followed Me Home, Can We Keep Him?


There is a quote by Aristotle that goes, “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies”

What the great philosopher fails to mention is that one of the two bodies is often a dog.

Kudos to Megan for running with this, caring enough to not let him go to a shelter and for still loving us after we said we couldn’t have a fifth dog at the house.

*A little firefighter lingo.


Martha isn’t very happy that her new friend has already moved out.





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