January 21, 2020

About Daniel Jepsen

New Year’s Brunch, December 28 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for a New Year’s Brunch? I actually don’t have any items about New Years in the New Year’s Brunch. I just like saying New Year’s Brunch. It makes me feel sophisticated and cosmopolitan. Don’t judge. But it is still holiday time, so this week’s entries are all […]

Christmas and the Empty Chair

Dear imonk friends. On Tuesday night’s Christmas Eve Service I shared some thoughts on what Christmas means to me after a year of great loss and pain. I am posting them here in hopes it may help someone.   2019 has been the worst year of my life. I won’t go into details, but just […]

Christmas Brunch, December 21, 2019

Hello, friends. Ready for a Christmas Brunch? Let’s take a break from politics and divisiveness and focus on Christmas. We will start with some silly stuff, give a few lists, pose a couple discussion questions, and then conclude with Madonnas from around the world.   THE TWELVE THANK-YOU NOTES OF CHRISTMAS Dec 25 My dearest […]

Saturday Brunch, December 14, 2019

Hi, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for brunch? Well, it’s mid-December, and you know what that means: Superfluous college football bowl games, of course. This year there are 40 (count ’em) bowl games. Which, if my math is correct (an unlikely occurrence) translates into 80 teams playing in a bowl this year. Now, […]

Saturday Brunch, December 7, 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for some brunch?  The Apostrophe Protection Society shuts down. “We, and our many supporters worldwide, have done our best but the ignorance and laziness present in modern times have won.” No idea’ what me meant:  His name is Bond. James Bond. The trailer for the next Bond movie […]

Saturday Brunch, November 30, 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for some brunch?  Did you overdo it at Thanksgiving? Here is a helpful list of signs that you did: ~ Paramedics bring in the Jaws of Life to pry you out of the recliner. ~ You get grass stains on your behind after a walk, but never […]

Saturday Brunch, November 23, 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for some brunch? A Mexican church claims it has “accidentally” erected the largest baby Jesus statue in the world. “There is a space of between 26 feet between the ceiling and the floor and I ordered a statue measuring 21 feet, but I never intended to make it […]

Saturday Brunch, November 16, 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Semper Dry? A rule change means that male U.S. Marines, who previously had to stand in the rain, can now carry umbrellas while wearing their service or dress uniforms. (Women have long been afforded a black umbrella — but only in their left hand, to keep their right […]

Saturday Brunch, November 2, 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for brunch? It’s November 2019 and Los Angeles is in a state of urban decay. The population has exploded to 106 million people, and humans face a new threat from manufactured biological robots gone rogue… Back in 1982, this is how Blade Runner director Ridley Scott imagined […]

It’s Official: Halloween Now Sucks

Halloween sucks. There, I said it. It used to be cool; now it’s jumped the shark. Trick or treating is great. What kid doesn’t love dressing up, going door to door and getting candy! What adult doesn’t love seeing the kids in their costumes. You have to be Halloween’s version of the Grinch not to […]