My facebook page, if you like that kind of a thing

Posted in New Links on July 26, 2011 by Verge

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welcome to my head

Posted in New Links on August 25, 2010 by Verge

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Shit from my Attic III

Posted in Daily Pictures on October 4, 2017 by Verge

My very dear and treasured High School letterman jacket numbers, our graduation tassels, and the Prom Court sash that Merry Rawls and I won for dressing like a couple of real dorks.  

Some trophies I won and have kept all these years.  Starting on the right with 3rd place in the 5th grade lip sync contest, where I played a guitar just like a’ringin’ a bell.  Next to that is the trophy for the pinewood derby victory I won with my red with black stripes piece of wood.  all the rest are for the 77 Greentree soccer team.  Then I stopped winning trophies.  Such is life.

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This was given out at the Prom.  Oh, such were the days before Uber.  Not sure kids these days know what that shiny thing is inside the satchel, but even if they did, they definitely wouldn’t know how it was supposed to get them home.  Even if you found a pay phone, I wouldn’t even know what phone number to call.  911?

The thirtieth of September, two thousand and seventeen

Posted in Daily Pictures on October 4, 2017 by Verge

Yom Kippur at the old digs.

Shit from my Attic II

Posted in Daily Pictures on September 29, 2017 by Verge

today’s finds… more to come

Shit from my Attic

Posted in Daily Pictures with tags on September 29, 2017 by Verge

So, lately I’ve been going through my attic in an attempt to clean it out in anticipation of me and Monica finding our dream home sometime in the next year and getting the hell out of Atco, not because we don’t like it, we actually love our place after ten years of making it our home, but I hate the drive to work and I want to make a change.

When I started clearing out the attic,  it was all the stuff ready at hand, the stuff that I used every single year, like Halloween decorations, and suitcases, and pet carriers. But now that all of that good stuff is packed away and relocated to my storage unit down the street,  I am starting to hit the stuff I haven’t seen in 10 years and it’s got a lot of history in there.  So here’s some pictures of the shit in my attic that I discoverer over the next couple weeks enjoy.

Always Something There

Posted in Daily Pictures on August 16, 2017 by Verge

Key West 2017

Posted in Daily Pictures, Good Times, Vacations on February 13, 2017 by Verge

Just got to Key West with Monika for a four day stay over at a beautiful 100 + year old Bed and Breakfast mansion.  We don’t have a thing planned other that relaxing poolside and going back to Hemingway House to say hello to the kitties.

I just got back from 10 days at the Super Bowl, my second ever, in Houston, Texas, my first time ever.  Since I’ve got some time on my hands, I’ll be blogging at least a few hours a day, and I’m working my way backwards over the last year and a half.

Stay tuned if that’s your thing.

Why I Don’t Hate you…

Posted in Friends and Family, Masonic Insights, Reflections on February 1, 2017 by Verge

I’m in Houston for 10 days.  I’ve never been to Texas.  I’ve never needed or wanted to go to Texas, but here I am.  I’ve nothing against this state or the people that live in it.  I guess some people from “the North” might think that it’s some kind of terrible “South” state where hate is everywhere.

I’ve yet to had even a sliver of hatred pointed at me.  Me, part of a group of outsiders that have literally invaded their city for two or three weeks.

Over the last few years, I’ve never weighed in on what’s going on in our country, either on my blog, or on Twitter, or especially on Facebook.  I’ve kept my opinions to myself and my close friends, my wife, my family (who I most often disagree with).  I haven’t put out ultimatums to my contacts to “unfriend” me if they don’t agree with me.  Perhaps they unfriended me, but the digital friends that they were, I didn’t notice.

I’ve been a Freemason for a long time.  I’m a brother to all of them.  I don’t hate them, I don’t love them, necessarily, but I am their brother because that is a necessity.  Without a doubt, the most important thing I’ve learned is so simple it’s absurd.  We don’t ever talk about religion.  And we most certainly don’t talk about politics.  Those of you who know me well might find it hypocritical that I was the Chaplain of my Lodge for three years, but my brothers always appreciate my words.

Now, I find myself in an awkward place, both physically and in history. I don’t know what will happen this week, this year, this term, or ever.

Tonight, on my way home from a staff party late in Houston, I encountered a woman who just wanted to get back to her hotel, but couldn’t find her way, and just wanted someone, anyone, to help her.  A friend and I went out of our way to walk her back to her hotel so she was safe.  I’m not asking for a medal.   What I am saying is that I didn’t care about who she voted for, or if she went to church, and she certainly didn’t ask those questions of us.  We helped her because she is a human being .  She’ll forget our names tomorrow, but she won’t forget the help that we gave her.

I don’t care about your political or religious beliefs.  If you’re not willing to be human, and be a decent person to others, than you truly are no “friend” of mine.

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