Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Prayers Are Needed

My dear friends, I don't normally ask for favours but I know a good young man who could use prayers. Adam is Hayley's boyfriend and is in the hospital with cellulitis. While they finally have him on pain meds that work, he really isn't improving as far as the infection is concerned. So prayers for healing would be greatly appreciated. He also needs prayer for he is frightened he will lose his leg.  And as you can see, he needs to keep dancing with my daughter! 
Thank you
UPDATE:  Adam is home now, and his leg, while still swollen, looks much better.  Antibiotics will continue, but he is off the pain meds.  Needless to say, he is still rather weak. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Annoying Survey

How well will you score?
I got 19 out of 64.  Far better than I thought I would.  I must be getting old!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Beard Musings

Beards/facial hair.  Love or leave it.
I came across this  article in the express so I decided to see if there were other articles (strictly limiting to 2014 articles) on the subject.
time to reach for the razor?
NYT says uncool?
UPDATE: Even Smithsonian Magazine
My nephews have beards.  One is short, the other longer.  My brother in law has had a beard since he retired.  My father and one brother have always gone without, my other brother has dithered over the years.
Me? I prefer a clean shaven face.  I realise it is a personal preference and have never bothered.  Except once - when we started dating he was clean shaven.  He later grew a moustache (at the bequest of another woman, but that is another story) and I did not like it.  So he shaved.  "She" insisted he grow it back and he did.  I never said a word, but that pretty much told me the position I had in his life.
So here I state my case:

Ewan McGregor

Sean Connery


Every one looks better in a kilt!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

How to Woo

As Duff and Nonsense  plots his funeral, no doubt he will include his favourite Shakespeare speeches.  My favourite was delivered by Kenneth Branagh in 1989.  I however, am a bit of a romantic (ok ok, I exaggerate, I really do wear my heart on my sleeve) so there are no battlefield ramblings in my playlist.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Crime Wave

Paco's excellent and thought provoking post:

What Happened to a Government of Laws
And how long can a society stand when its own “elite” refuses to abide by the law? When the highest government officials commit lawless acts with impunity, does this not tend to wear down the ingrained lawfulness of the average citizen, in ways great and small? Leftists frequently like to characterize conservatives as extreme libertarians who cherish a return to some romanticized version of the old west, where men carried their freedom in their holsters. Wouldn't it be ironic if we do, indeed, wind up with a society along those lines because the High Sheriff decided that his tin star invested him with the divine right of kings?