Better Late Than Never


Congratulations to Lord Ian Anderson.

(Eight years overdue)

A “before” picture and the “after” video of the awards ceremony.






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The Rise of the Fake Funeral Director

Perspective from accross the big pond.

Quite Literally Dead.

There is a trend in the UK funeral industry making people feel uneasy. In fact it is a trend that could significantly undo the high level of public trust currently intrinsic to the profession as a whole. In question is the growth in the number of money-driven individuals from unrelated professions portraying themselves falsely as experienced funeral directors and targeting aggressive marketing strategies at established and highly experienced firms.

Around ten years ago there was a crusade by those on the periphery of the industry (for whom it did not provide a livelihood) to convince the general public that they were capable of arranging their own funerals without the help of a funeral director; this was known as the “Do-It-Yourself” funeral. While it cannot be denied that some people had the wherewithal to put together the essentials of a service, the expected success of the DIY phenomenon did not come about. However, although not…

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Two Men, A Common Belief

von Goethe

von Goethe

“The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection”  . . . Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

“A Good Man Always Has to Know His Limitations” . . .  Dirty Harry Callahan

The same, but different, don’t you think?

Harry Callahan

Harry Callahan

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Worth Repeating

images-1As the  snowflakes begin to fall in Michigan’s Great Southwest. . .

“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” ― Roy L. Smith

As found on Emjayandthem’s Blog, followed by yours truly.


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Don’t Worry, Adults Are In Charge

Re-Blogged from Ann Althouse.     unknown

Don’t worry about China going to war over a phone call

I know some of you are still trying to figure out what happened and why.

Don’t worry. It will be OK.



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This I Remember

It was 1974 and I was “babysitting”  at a nearby neighbor’s and I remember seeing REO Speedwagon, pre Kevin Cronin, play this song on late night TV…Was it Midnight Special or Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert?

The late, Gary Richrath with his “Gold Top” Les Paul and Michael Murphy on vocals.

I recall thinking to myself, at age 14,  that someday I wanted to play like that.

Forty-two years later, I’m still trying.

I bet Keith Szita doesn’t remember?

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On Decorating

“The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson.

I  miss this place and the friends that visited there.

I miss this place and the friends that visited  us there.

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