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The Greatest Debut Album of All Time (Conservatively Speaking, as Only a Proud Poppa Can)

      Long ago and far away I blogged.  Then I stopped. Now I am back, briefly, to plug Junior’s debut album before this blog goes down the digital gurgler. Master Eli Moore spent the last three years seeing the world (47 countries at last count), improving his killer piano chops, falling in and […]

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Mighty Kasey Has Ducked Out

(Hogs note: Just to bring you up to date, the Missus is still ‘rearing’ all sorts of wild ducks in the back yard, a.k.a. Duck Med.  And a few days ago we adopted a wee 18-month-old pup, Kasey, from German Shepherd Dog Rescue.  Yup.)     DUCKDATE… October 2 Kasey is just doing “stay” so […]

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La-Z-Boy — Recliner or Magical Tardis?

We are in the process of decluttering our house of 18 years, as we prepare for retirement. This blog is not about THAT. We are in no way prepared to get into THAT. But we are happy to write about the La-Z-Boy. Because, damn, ya’ll. A sister here in NZ asked us to store her […]

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OKLAHOMA BUG WARS & LOCUST BOMBS

  It’s still summer in New Zealand. Every now and again, when I have a wander into the primordial jungle out back, I find a locust husk (or shell… what do you call those things they hatch from?). And every time, my childhood memories come pouring back. We had a mimosa tree in the front […]

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Humor During Lent? Of course!

  (Republishing this vintage blog because it’s Lent, ya’ll!) In New Zealand, we’ve already begun Lent — 40 days of prayer, fasting and penance leading up to Easter. Since this is mainly a humor blog, we will begin our Lent by republishing a favorite about two great priests who were incredibly funny in very different […]

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A Whimpering Old Woman

Sometimes your heart breaks. I was at the skin doctor last week  to have a few more pounds of ugly cut off the top of my head.  But when I arrived at the clinic, there was no receptionist; just three people standing in line. I joined them in the line for about five minutes, but […]

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Gettin’ Ettin By a Big Damned Python!

There are people in this world who are destined to be eaten by a Burmese Python. Most of those poor, poor people live in Burma. Or in Florida, which is where most Burmese Pythons seem to live nowadays. Thanks to the crack investigative journalism of Dave Barry, we now know the following: The Python Challenge […]

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