Ye Olde Cleanse

As you get older a common desire is to get rid of the clutter and dead wood in your life.  Both people and things.  Kentucky and I used to talk about removing the dead wood from our lives 30 years ago so you can only imagine how much more there …

In the Pink

Glad to know Max gets in his AFDs before and after the barrel drinking. This is a blog about beer and drinking after all — except for the ones about Sarah and Rachel (not to be confused with rest-in-peace Lou and Rachel). So, we drink on, boats against the current …

Iconic Photos

What makes a photo Iconic?  I think if you think of someone or something then the first image that comes to mind is Iconic.  For example.  If you mention Hunt, you think of: The ex CEO of Jordan Publishing, you think of: The Clash, you think of: And of course …

The Mini-Break

So tomorrow (today) is already March 1st.  If you are in the 55+ club you’ll know full well that instead of getting 12 months to a year, you are lucky if you have 12 weeks.  It all goes by so fast.  This year my wife and I are going to …

The Next Day

Where are we now? Where are we now? The moment you know You know. Though we were poor. You see, someone’s got to be behind the camera. Directing the talent! Snow White to this Magnificent Seven. As long as there’s sun As long as there’s rain As long as there’s …

Die With Dignity?

So they often talk about dying with dignity, but it seems to me the older you get the less likely that is to happen.  This is why people like James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Bruce Lee, Jean Harlow, Natalie Wood, and of course Jesus died young so they didn’t have to …

Dead Shark Syndrome

So life continues with its fair share of highs and lows.  When you get into your fifties you can easily suffer a little bit from “dead shark syndrome” – walking around with the dead lifeless eyes of a shark.  There are few surprises at this age and most of the …

Cooperation

Nothing makes me happier than when The Consul helps out a lesser mortal in making this blog better.  Writing a blog takes a lot more time and effort than most people realize, and even if it is drivel, it is our drivel!  So when you see things like this:it fills …

Beast Seen

One of the oldest stories on this site is that of the Beast of Rodborough: Christmas Ghost Story Well, over seven years later the beast has been spotted again, though this time in a domestic setting. Does this mean it has finally been domesticated? Or should the public be warned? …

Tearjerkers

I loved Max’s Top 10 slow punkers  and was left wondering what mine would be… Well, I probably can’t better it. A few changes here and there but it’s just quibbling. Then I started thinking more generally about the maudlin tearjerker that goes well with a bottle of something good …