Waxing (John's blog)
Lady of Guadalupe
2016-01-21 14:10:00 UTC
Ever thought of a professor’s presentation as a series of intellectual riffs? I did last night.
In music and poetry, a riff is a repeatable theme, idea or phrase (thanks to the Free Dictionary). Jazz is largely comprised of riffs, short rhythmic improvisations. Or, unfortunately for compartmentalization-minded folks like me,…
Old Man Hands
2016-01-18 21:05:00 UTC
When does aging not matter?
Dear God in heaven! That’s the question to start off a conversation? What am I? Some old guy?
Well, yes, but that doesn’t matter. It does matter, but it doesn’t. Not really. Hmmm. Better get on with it.
Only two answers are worth pursuing to…
2016-01-08 12:47:00 UTC
The www.homelesscatholic.com website is officially live. We left beta two days ago. Been told it takes 48 hours for the site to be live for those who’ll be checking the site from just about anywhere in the states. Hmm. Something deeply philosophical about that
Still working out the updates portion…
Last day with Dan
2015-12-31 04:25:00 UTC
Misleading title, but I couldn’t resist. Tomorrow is the last day of the year and I’m meeting up with Dan Baker. Been two years. Wow. time flies when you are fun loving, or something like that.
Dan’s in town on respite from his studious life at Villanova. I think. I’ll…
2015-12-28 16:08:00 UTC
So many holy days in this fistful of holiday weeks, don’t you know? A sure sign of homage and community gathering, but a mostly bustling time, hurried and worried time.
I’ve been laid up a bit due to a head cold, and I gratefully escaped the wrestling of the clock,…
The Inspector & Engineer
2015-12-18 13:19:00 UTC
The framing inspector from Pikes Peak Regional Building showed up for the fourth time yesterday, summarily rejecting the final piece of the 4-story property with another list of issues for me to deal with. He is a kind man, limping on a recently surgered (that’s past tense of going through…
Life of its own
2015-12-14 13:50:00 UTC
I would like to say that the last few days have been momentous, and if you count that time moves from moment to moment, then the last few days have been momentous.
Maybe because the Broncos lost to the Raiders? Or, I forgot to sign up and help with the…
The Journey Begins
2015-12-12 13:55:00 UTC
The journey begins in earnest today, or yesterday. Kind of depends. We actually began some time ago, in 2005. I caught on to the problem of homelessness in an airport, and all my homeless friends were going through similar problems at about the same time. Well, we’ve all been going…
My Phone is Dying
2015-12-10 14:04:00 UTC
My Phone is Dying
Can you have imagined 30 years ago saying that your phone
was dying? That plant you gave me is dying. My dog is dying. My grandmother is
dying. And now? My phone is dying.
The statement is enough of a message in itself, but not only…
Manning the Waffles
2015-11-16 18:41:00 UTC
I manned the waffle machines at Sunday breakfast in my parish’s dining hall yesterday. That
was not my plan, but that’s what happened. The regular wafflers, as I like to call them, were
otherwise engaged. I was the only young-enough old guy to manage the manufacture of the