October 24, 2020

Saturday Ramblings 11.6.10

It’s Saturday. That means donuts and extra coffee for breakfast, time to read the paper, watching Bugs Bunny cartoons … what? Really? Since when? Oh my. Well, if Bugs Bunny isn’t on Saturday mornings any more, then may I present the next best thing: Saturday Ramblings. Did you vote on Tuesday? (This, of course, is […]

Saturday Ramblings 10.30.10

Happy Halloween, fellow monks. Here at the iMonastery, we have a strict rule: No costume, no candy. And believe me, we are candy fools here. Chaplain Mike hardly ever takes his costume off. Canadian monk Mike Bell scared his all at first with his slasher costume until we figured out it really was just a […]

Saturday Ramblings 10.23.10

It is that time of week, time for us to sweep up and put away all the leftovers. Time to clean and shine and wax and … oh, forget it. It’s Saturday, a perfect day to bake a batch of peanut butter cookies, watch some college football, and read your Saturday Ramblings. Cape Town, South […]

Saturday Ramblings 10.16.10

Two things that don’t go together: gutters and pine trees. Sigh … Climb ladder—grab a handful of pine needles from gutter, drop into big bucket—climb down ladder—move ladder over three feet—lather, rinse, repeat. After an afternoon of fun like that, there’s nothing I want more than a comfortable chair, a glass of iced tea, the […]

Saturday Ramblings 10.9.10

The baseball playoffs have begun, the leaves and acorns are falling, pumpkins are being sold at on every corner. That must mean it’s time for Saturday Ramblings. The baseball playoffs are in full swing (yes, pun intended) with the Cincinnati Reds and some other teams competing for a trip to the World Series. Michael Spencer […]

Saturday Ramblings 10-2-10

Well, well, well. We have had a busy week here at the iMonk ranch. Many of our posts have collected more than 100 comments from you and yours. Several have had more than 200 responses. My, my—you all have been very busy! It’s time to relax, pour a cup of coffee (make mine black, please), […]

Saturday Ramblings 9.25.10

Saturday? It’s Saturday already? Didn’t we just have a Saturday last week? Well what are we waiting for? Are you ready to ramble? And have you ever seen a paragraph where every sentence ends in a question mark? The Apostle Paul preached all night on one occasion, putting Eutychus to sleep. When he woke up, […]

Saturday Ramblings 9.18.10

Ah, the leaves are starting to change colors. Fresh apples are in the stores. Jugs of apple cider, too. Football is in full swing. The temperatures are cooling in the evening to where you almost need a sweater. Fall is in the air. Ah-choo! (Excuse me.) And so is the pollen. So grab a Gala […]

Saturday Ramblings 9.11.10

Well, we really know how to attract a crowd here at the iMonastery. All we have to do is list our five favorite anything and the commenters flock like hillbillies to a flea dip. My five favorite movies? (Harvey; Close Encounters Of The Third Kind; Joe Vs. The Volcano; Endless Summer; The Englishman Who Went […]

Saturday Ramblings 9.4.10

“Why is it,” I was asked while in England, “that you call it ‘Labor Day,’ but it is a day off?” I don’t know. If it makes you feel better, I’ll be working that day. So, why do you refer to Fridays as POETS day? “Push Off Early, Tomorrow’s Saturday.” I like it. I like […]