sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Wrap Up


It's been quite a week. 

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(left) My oldest daughter, Amanda, holds her sister Kelly's little girl, Olivia.  Having four girls means that I never get asked questions about baby care or postpartum issues. They handle it in-house without bothering grandpa.

Olivia Rose brings to three the number of granddaughters that I have living under my roof. I also have two daughters. 

They are all on notice that I need to sell the place in order to make the big move to Arizona, but none of them are making preparations to get underway. It's a big house with six large bedrooms and four bathrooms, so they're comfortable...too comfortable.

Trump on the Move

The polls are showing momentum for Donald Trump even as the Dems try to find strippers who will perjure themselves saying that Donald Trump said something to them or pinched their ass two decades ago or longer. The WikiLeaks keep coming and the Clintons look just as filthy as ever. I don't think that they could be MORE filthy than ever. That would take a real leap. Slick Willy's current mistress, the Energizer Bunny, is in the news again and --- well, who can blame him? Hillary...really, who'd touch her?

Nobody cares about Trump's tax returns. He's a rich guy who didn't pay any more than he had to. WikiLeaks is something else and despite the blockade of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, they're still getting out and Hillary is being blaggarded by her own words and those of her closest advisors. 

Will this surge be enough to put Donald over the top? I hope so.

Fact Checking:

There is a lot of liberal bias in fact checking this election season. This has been checked and it's valid:


Sunday Sermonette - Hurt

The song, "Hurt", originally preformed by Nine Inch Nails, was also preformed by Johnny Cash. I prefer Johnny's rendition. You can make of the song and of the lyrics what you may. It's a depressing song, and one that makes more sense when you're older than when you are younger. Age brings perspective and at times, regret for things that we have done, or possibly should have done. 

I share it with you few who read this blog - simply because. I'm not having a bad day - in fact today portends to be a very good day. But we all still live with hurt and it comes in different forms.

Sometimes forgiveness requires that we first forgive ourselves.


I hurt myself today 
To see if I still feel 
I focus on the pain 
The only thing that's real 
The needle tears a hole
The old familiar sting 
Try to kill it all away 
But I remember everything 

[Chorus:]
What have I become 
My sweetest friend 
Everyone I know goes away 
In the end 
And you could have it all 
My empire of dirt 
I will let you down 
I will make you hurt 

I wear this crown of thorns 
Upon my liar's chair 
Full of broken thoughts 
I cannot repair 
Beneath the stains of time 
The feelings disappear 
You are someone else 
I am still right here 

[Chorus:]
What have I become 
My sweetest friend 
Everyone I know goes away 
In the end 
And you could have it all 
My empire of dirt 
I will let you down 
I will make you hurt 

If I could start again 
A million miles away 
I would keep myself 
I would find a way