Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,200 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve: “Knowing ‘The End'”

Two nights ago I watched the 20 minute end to a movie.  I heard that movie was good and watched it, well, at the end.  You can do that kind of stuff with cable these days. Tonight I got to watch … Continue reading

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Walter, My Dad

Dutifully went to work at the newly formed credit union for over 40 years.  The adverb cannot be emphasized enough.  8-5 and Fridays until 8 pm were the hours he kept while continually warning clients that a credit union is … Continue reading

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Ten Words I Hope To Never Use

“Basically,” is the beginning of her sentence to tell me what my many years of education cannot fully fathom. “Awesome,” is when the sun hits the earth.  Every other use is forbidden. “So unique,” is impossible to say since unique … Continue reading

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Walter: “That’s The Way It Is”

A High Bar I hope we all have people we can admire for their professional and honest approach to their work. For newscasters, a bar was set high with the work of Walter Cronkite. The weight of this man’s integrity … Continue reading

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Straw for Jesus

Joseph and Mary tried their best to prepare for their Bethlehem trip and be counted along with all the other Jews in the area.  (Why should they be left out of retirement benefits!)  Joseph smoked as many Old Gold cigarettes … Continue reading

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“The Holy Family” & Life; A Sermon

(the church is cross shaped with a left, center and right row of pews with the altar in the middle.) “The Holy Family feast day is as much about them as it is about our lives, in all its fullness.  … Continue reading

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Cooking & Relationships

Who needs Julia Childs?  Who needs Graham Kerr, “The Galloping Gourmet?”  Do you remember Graham Kerr?  I remember that he drank double the wine that he used in his cooking. We have a superb chef who easily knows his way … Continue reading

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Window Washers, Priesthood & Life

These two guys had eight, handy tools surrounding them for easy access.  I know because I’m watching them and count the tools wrapped around their waists as though preparing for a gun fight with the town’s villain.  Sometimes this tool … Continue reading

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A Christmas Message

“It’s a miracle,” we’d say to our family and friends.  “It’s a miracle, the birth of God’s Son into our broken and troubled world.”  It’s a miracle. Unfortunately, we’d all be wrong.  There is no miracle today.  I’m not being … Continue reading

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