The Face of Pain

So I am up enjoying my morning coffee, when I turn on the telly to see Margaret Brennan interviewing The Man…Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky. My gut reaction? What a fantastic forest green dress Brennan is wearing. Then, as I watched the man describing what is happening in his country, and how, with the U.S. leadingContinue reading “The Face of Pain”

God’s Office Hours

24/7. Anytime, anywhere. You don’t have to be inside a venerable edifice to speak to the Creator. It doesn’t even have to be Sunday. I talk to God all the time. I thank him for things, I offer prayers to those in need, and I am constantly asking for forgiveness. My use of His nameContinue reading “God’s Office Hours”

God Saved the Queen

Rest well, Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen of the United Kingdom has ascended to her rightful place among the pantheon of world leaders. No matter what was happening in this tumultuous world, the Queen was always there, as steady as a rock, representing the United Kingdom with class and grace. When a young American boy,Continue reading “God Saved the Queen”

Military Brat

I am one. I suppose that is where my great respect for the members of our armed forces comes from. I lived on a total of seven different miltary installations in five different countries. The bases were self-sufficient. You had no need to go off base unless it was to break away from the rigidContinue reading “Military Brat”

On and Off Again

It is raining on and off again in southern Ohio, which is why it stays so green here. August 28 is the traditional end of the summer, and here it is rigidly adhered to. Like the space vehicle that sits idle on the launching pad. I read where a majority of Democrats do not wantContinue reading “On and Off Again”

I Made a Girl Cry

Arguably my finest hour. I was playing Your Song by Elton John, and as I was finishing the last chorus, Karen nodded to me and directed my attention to the bartender. She was a pretty young blonde girl and she explained that her grandfather’s favorite song for his wife was this same song. You alreadyContinue reading “I Made a Girl Cry”

Knowing When to Quit

Never. I would love to say I am such a noble individual and that I do not believe in quitting under any circumstances. I would dearly love to say it, but it is a falsehood. I have quit at certain times in my life, or more accurately, I just didn’t care enough to fight orContinue reading “Knowing When to Quit”

Enough Already

I am sure you already know what I am going to say next… I say enough to these stories that people post on Facebook that show a cat, dumped by the side of the road by some asshole who has forfeited their eternal soul, but are too fucking stupid to even realize it. But theContinue reading “Enough Already”

Teaching the Basics

Here I go talking about a subject I have absolutely no business talking about. That never stopped me before. And it didn’t stop the male legislators who voted against Roe v Wade. As you know, Karen and I were not blessed with children. Even though I have no doubt I would have been a kick-assContinue reading “Teaching the Basics”