Daily Archives: February 25, 2015

IT WAS TWENTY YEARS AGO TODAY

I stood before the pastor,our best friends and Almighty God and swore to my beloved child bride to love,honor,obey,and be a monumental pain in the ass for the rest of my natural life. During the course of our lifetimes we have had many acquaintances,friends and in most cases,some lovers. It took 45 years and three bad marriages to find my best friend forever. In all our years we’ve never had what you would call a really serious fight. Neither of us are wired that way. We’d both been around long enough to know the realities of marriage and knew when something was broke you fixed it,not just throw it away.

She has a daughter and son who were teenagers when we married and I look at them as my own. Her daughter (Isabel and Olivia’s mom) bonded instantly. Her son took some time and effort. He was never used to having another male in the house and he had to learn that the old bull still had enough powder in his horn to rule the roost (mixed metaphors…it’s what I do). Eventually we made peace and now I call him the son I never had.

Some people get lucky and find the right one early in life. Some don’t until their later years and some never find a true life partner ever. We’ve had some money in the bank and we’ve been down to less than nothing. We always made it somehow,I suspect,because we had each other,our family and our faith to see things through. My time on earth is growing short but I will spend whatever is left of my life with the bestest buddy I could ever find.

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DW ALWAYS SAYS ONE OF THE REASONS SHE MARRIED ME IS BECAUSE I CAN ALWAYS MAKE HER LAUGH. I CAN’T FIGURE OUT WHY.

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MEDIA BIAS: “The standard isn’t even remotely the same”

Mark Halperin: “Huge Double Standard” on Media Coverage of Controversial Statements

2015_02 23 Media double standard

I LOVE the background graphic on the set, especially given that they spelled sacrilege correctly.

This word is commonly misspelled sacrelige, I believed from a mistaken assumption that its roots are “sac” [a bag or pouch] and “religious” [belief in a religion]. Pointy white hoods come to mind and a case could be made that Kluxers committed a good deal of sacrilege, but I digress.

The correct root of sacrilege is sacri- [sacrum = sacred] and “legere” [take possession of].

Sacrilege n. \săk′rə-lĭj\ Desecration, profanation, misuse, or theft of a holy person, sacred place, or thing which has been consecrated to a divinity.

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