Monthly Archives: June 2015

More Symbolism – The Safety Pin

Safety pins have countless uses.

  • Many people have good luck charms.
  • Many folks believe not being part of an accident or getting ill is merely a matter of luck.

I do not buy that reasoning but I am carrying a lucky charm in my left pocket.


Three days in-a-row I had walked past this safety pin lying in the sand. Last Sunday after mass at St. Bruno, I decided to pick it up and pocket it.

Well since that moment  I have been safe, free of sickness, and I have not even cut myself shaving.

The safety pin can be used by everyone as a reminder to stay in safe situations

and take action for others’ welfare and our own individual safety.


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[ for musement only ]

Grateful Dead Back! In Case You Missed It…

Fare Thee Well!

Fare Thee Well!

After 50 years, the playlist from the first of the five “Fare Thee Well” shows is below.

Friends report that attendees at last night’s Saturday show received roses as they arrived.

Stage at California Premier June 27, 2015

Stage at California Premier June 27, 2015

The Dead played the following standards during their first concert together in years:


“Uncle John’s Band”


“Cumberland Blues”

“Born Cross-Eyed”

“Cream Puff War”

“Viola Lee Blues”

“Cryptical Envelopment”

“Dark Star”

“St. Stephen”

“The Eleven”

“Turn On Your Love Light”

“Drums / Space”

“What’s Become of the Baby”

“The Other One”

“Morning Dew”

and the Encore: “Casey Jones”



Set 1: From the first concert in Chicago 7/3/15:

Box of Rain (lead vocals: Phil Lesh)

Jack Straw  (lead vocals: Bob Weir and Phil Lesh)

Bertha (lead vocals: Trey Anastasio)

Passenger (lead vocals: Bob Weir and Bruce Hornsby)

The Wheel (Jerry Garcia song)(Phil, Bob, Trey, and Bruce shared vocals) (>;

Crazy Fingers (lead vocals: Trey Anastasio) (>)

The Music Never Stopped (lead vocals: Bob Weir)


Set 2:

The last California Show

Second concert playlist: June 28th

Set One
Feel Like a Stranger
New Minglewood Blues
Brown-Eyed Women
(Bruce Hornsby on lead vocals)
Loose Lucy
Loser (Jerry Garcia song) (Bruce Hornsby on lead vocals)
Row Jimmy
Alabama Getaway (lead vocal: Trey Anastasio)
Black Peter
Hell in a Bucket

Set Two
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
Wharf Rat
Eyes of the World
He’s Gone
Drums (with Sikiru Adepoju on talking drum)
I Need a Miracle
Death Don’t Have No Mercy (Reverend Gary Davis cover)
Sugar Magnolia

Brokedown Palace


The final concert in Chicago on July 5, 2015 included these songs:

Set One:

China Cat Sunflower

I Know You Rider,

Estimated Prophet,

Built To Last,

Samson & Delilah,

Mountains Of The Moon

Throwing Stones

Set Two:




Terrapin Station >

Drums >

Space >

Unbroken Chain,

Days Between >

Not Fade Away


Touch Of Grey


Attics Of My Life


Two Thumbs Up for “Mad Max”

Both of my thumbs are pointed upward for the new “Mad Max” movie.

It is a must-see for motorcycle enthusiasts.


Best Advice I Have Heard All Day

“Accumulate for yourselves

treasures, where moth and

rust do not destroy, and

thieves do not break in and steal.”

photo by D. A. Dailey of stained glass windows at St. Catherine of Siena Church

photo by D. A. Dailey of stained glass windows at St. Catherine of Siena Church

~ Jesus Christ as recorded by St. Matthew 6:19-24

Over 100 Recipes including Ideas for Vegetarians and How to Cook Authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Pork

… it is almost dinner time

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Cooking comfort and gourmet meals with wine and love is the common thread in Confessions of An Oenophile *. The author spent two years living in California’s Napa and Sonoma County to write and focus group test his recipes.


Meet the nutrition challenge, surprise children with a variety of good tastes, and delight dinner party guests. Use ingredients that are commonly kept on hand in the kitchen.

Here are a few ideas from David A. Dailey’s cookbook, Confessions of An Oenophile *- An American Family Cookbook (ISBN = 978-1-4327-2254-8):

Jamaican Food

Auntie Yvonne, my oldest daughter’s godmother, was born and raised in Jamaica. So I believe her recipe is the most authentic as well as the most delicious I have ever tasted!

This recipe can be easy.

To illustrate this point:

If you can find it in the grocery, pick up two bottles of Pickapeppa Sauce. Look for a colorful…

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Happy Summer Solstice to Dan and all

Wandervogel Diary

Today at 11:39 am CDT is the Summer Solstice, the longest day (and shortest night) in the Earth’s annual journey around the sun. The sun rose this morning (and will set this evening) at its northernmost points on the horizon, and will soon begin its journey to more southerly rising- and setting-points.


dagaz 3.

The Solstice falls approximately midway in the fortnight (June 14-28) governed by the rune Dag or Dagaz. This fortnight is the “door” which lies at the meeting-point of the half of the solar year when daily light is increasing, and the half in which it is declining. It is interesting to note this rune’s physical similarities and differences with Jera, the rune of the Winter Solstice, which appears opposite Dag in the Runic Compass. It is interesting to note, as well, that Dag’s literal meaning is “day” while Jera’s is “year.”

The Summer Solstice is also…

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