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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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On Steven Adams’ Balls … And the Endless Man-Woman Debate on Pain in the Privates

This blog has choice about entering the discussion on Steven Adam’s balls. First off, let me stress that while Steven and I both have New Zealand citizenship, and both have made *major contributions to the game of basketball world, this blog has no direct relationship with, or knowledge of, Steven’s balls. Every guy of the […]

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Wet, Cold and Afraid

The all-grown-up musician son rings at 12.30 a.m. Which, despite him being all grown up, always makes Dad’s heart miss a beat. “Dad, there’s this little white dog running around in the street in the rainstorm by the Watercare plant. He has a collar on. What do you think I should do?” Father and son […]

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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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