I am a Presbyterian Minister, and I serve a purple church in a purple denomination. What I mean by that is that we have red and blue, Republican and Democrat in our congregation and in the PCUSA. In normal times that is a gift, and I have marveled and been grateful for the way people … Continue reading Define “All”
So I saw this argument on Twitter. (Did you know people argue on Twitter?) The argument was about which Star Wars movie was the best in the franchise. I chimed in, Episode IV, A New Hope. But I stipulated. I don't know if it was the best, I don't know who gets to decide, and … Continue reading Back in the New York Groove
I miss my dad. I miss my mom. I miss my Panda Mini Pro-Am BMX bike, and I miss 1982. I miss coming home from school and eating two packages of Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls and washing them down with a glass of ice cold whole milk, because I could. There were no such … Continue reading What I Miss
When I was a child, my family would travel. No wait. That’s not it. Let’s try again. When I was a child I walked like a child, I talked like a child. Hold on. That’s not it either. One more time. When I was a child my family sent me to the greatest summer camp … Continue reading He Was in Heaven Before He Died*
In the summer of 2006, I was working with a youth group and took them to Cleveland for a work trip. During that week, we worked with Habitat for Humanity, served in a homeless shelter and lived in "intentional community". (That means we gave up junk food, sodas and flip phones, saving parents roughly $300 … Continue reading Cleveland ROCKS!
This is not a post about Kenny. It's a post about Alice, and her restaurant. Not really. *** My dad was not a funny man. I take that back. He was not funny when he tried to be. He was not the guy at the party who would hold court, telling stories and jokes, everyone … Continue reading You Picked a Fine Time…
So, I love my doctor. The guy is great. I've seen him pretty much since we moved to Georgia, and I love the guy. Calls it like he sees it and has a great sense of humor. (Or at least my kind of humor.) Example: For whatever reason, I have a really low resting heart … Continue reading I’m not a doctor, but …
I wrote last week about turning 50, about being grateful for what's behind me and looking forward to what's in front of me. There is a lot I am looking forward to, but today, I am thinking of one date in particular. June 6, 2023. I can't wait for June 6, 2023. What's so special … Continue reading Looking Ahead
It's been a while, but there is a new post at http://www.patrickday.org. Read, comment, and share as you like. Thank you.
Silky's Sports Bar was one of my favorite places to hang out. They had great cheese-steaks, 1 lb burgers, and they served green eggs and ham on March 17th. It was a two-story building and a with a balcony. If I got a seat at the railing, I could see every television in the place. … Continue reading Take THAT!