cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
Meadowlark Lemon has passed on to his reward at the age of 83. He was a famous basketball star lauded by Wilt ‘the Stilt’ Chamberlain as “the most sensational, awesome, incredible basketball player I’ve ever seen.”
Winter has finally made its presence known to us upper-Midwesterners today and promises to continue to remind us of its presence for several days to come. The weather patterns have seemed a bit out of whack this season even though I’ve enjoyed the later arrival of winter. I actually had the pleasure of an outdoor cigar on December 23rd. It was very pleasant. The geese have had no need to move even an inch further south since they had plenty of open water and open ground that still has grass showing.
From the New International Version of the Bible, Luke Chapter 2:
It strikes me as sad that people seemingly in the prime of their lives and their careers can be ruined by themselves in such short order. I refer to the sad situation in the Menomonee Falls School District where a teacher apparently had an ongoing sexual tryst with a student in the school building.