Yearly Archives: 2016

I Choose Joy

With this week of Advent being ‘Joy’ week, and after yesterday’s ‘rantier than usual’ post, I thought I’d be more joyful today.

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I’m a Christian…and I swear

I guess it’s time to explain myself. Some things have happened this year that make me think I should try to articulate why I sometimes use words that may be considered inappropriate for a Christian to use.

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A snow day when you’re homeless

As I looked out my bedroom window, I instantly wondered about how my driveway would get shoveled, how to arrange for someone to clean off my van whenever it snows, when and how I’ll put my snow tires on, and why I always seem to need to wait until after it snows before I make arrangements to sort all of that out.

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On being Pissed off with all of the construction

I was informed that some of the women coming into our building were being verbally harassed by some of the workers. They were being whistled at, sexual innuendos were being thrown at them, and they were being mistreated as though they were mere objects; less than human.

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When school Christmas concerts don’t suck

Last night we went to our daughter’s Christmas concert. As a musician, and as a bit of a grumpy critical guy in general, I didn’t have high expectations.

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Christmas caroling in ‘the hood’

So last night I went Christmas caroling.
That’s right. You heard me.
Our whole family bundled up, drove to Parkdale, and went Christmas caroling.

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I went to the gym this Advent morning

I went to the gym this morning. It’s been a long time. I’ve not had the motivation to go. The truth is, I’ve been kind of depressed. I’ve been in a ‘why bother?’, ‘what’s the point?’ state of mind. I’ve felt that no matter how hard I try, this disease is kicking my ass. It’s winning.

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