January 21, 2020

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: January 18, 2020

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: January 18, 2020 In 1868, Charles D. Blake took advantage of the interest in President Andrew Johnson’s  impeachment by writing a polka in honor of the occasion. Since he added no words, we don’t know how the composer felt about the POTUS or his trial. However, the fact that he […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: January 11, 2020

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: January 11, 2020 READ THIS PLEASE: I promise that this year — election year though it may be — will not find Internet Monk dominated by political themes and commentary. We won’t avoid it either, but when we deal with political matters, I will try to focus primarily on the […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: January 4, 2020 — Annual Review and Preview

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: January 4, 2020 It’s almost Epiphany, the end of the 12 Days of Christmas in the Western Christian world. Time to take the Christmas decorations down. Our friend Mike Bell thinks his neighbors might have left theirs up a bit too long. Today, we will look back on 2019 here […]

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 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 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 […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: November 9, 2019

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: November 9, 2019 My Sorrow, when she’s here with me, Thinks these dark days of autumn rain Are beautiful as days can be; She loves the bare, the withered tree; She walks the sodden pasture lane. Her pleasure will not let me stay. She talks and I am fain to […]