Friday, February 24, 2017

Listening to our first Tiger game of 2017 on the radio at work and it is a special feeling. Melancholy a bit, I am, with the recent passing of Mr. I. No big signings this year, no huge trades, and I for one am quite optimistic. The Tigers have acquired some huge contracts in recent years, but have no championships. We are ready for a championship in Detroit.

Dan Dickerson before each break: This is THE home of Detroit Tigers baseball

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Yo toda via espero un milagro
Yo toda via te espero a ti
The sunlight is fading
The longest shadows have been cast
Like songs from a siren
Hurricanes from the past
And I am a failure
Defeated every time
So let me lie here
A sidewalk for the shrine

I am so lonely
They say you were lonely too
Dear God be my savior
I wait for you

My broken spirit
Is trembling slow
Park bench for a throne now
My blanket is the snow
And I'm being haunted
By long forgotten dreams
For hurricanes have
The bluest eyes I've ever seen

I am pining for your mercy
For this storm to break
Lord you are my comfort
The hope for which I wait

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

It is Tuesday the 14th of February, in the year of our LORD twenty and seventeen. There is no snow on the ground, nor is there any coming our way to-day - the sun shines beautifully over Whitmore Lake!
We have been blessed with little snow so far this winter - much less than normal for these parts - and mostly warmer temperatures than normal. I've had to plug in the halogen light near the pipes only for two stretches of time, each about two weeks as I remember. As I get older and fatter, I detest shoveling snow more and more. I still find the scenery breathtaking when we get a fresh dusting: the pines covered like in a painting, the little bird tracks near our feeders, the rooftops all white below stacks releasing wood-burning smoke. I am nostalgic that way. But I surely do not long for icy roads and cleaning off vehicles.
We also had a wind attack Sunday night. I thought the house might be swept up into the air and I might see Miss Gulch traveling in mid air on her bicycle. Thankfully, no siding, gutters, skirting, or shingles were laying around the yard Monday morning.
The Super Bowl has been played and I will be drafting my fantasy baseball team soon. 
My dad is having a knee replaced at the end of the month.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Praise the LORD!

Father, I praise You this morning, for the sun is bright, and You a LORD of the UNIVERSE!

I praise You for Your creation

I praise You for Your plan

I praise You for Your Son

I praise You for Your Spirit

I praise You for Your Word

I praise You for Your Church

I praise You because You alone are worthy of praise!!


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Super Bowl Sunday 2017

I already cooked the chicken for our chicken mozzarella. Back and forth between Frozen and The Negotiator. Otie playing with my hood strings. FOX interview with VP Pence, then Chris Wallace with Terry Howie, Jimmy, and Michael.