Retreating into the Man-Cave

So this morning Sylvia told me she was bringing one of her lady friends over to the house this afternoon and for a few hours on Sunday to do some heavy duty cleaning. Having this joint cleaned up will be a very welcome change, but there’s no way I could have any peace of mind out in the parts of the house where they’ll be working.

So, it is my intention to lock myself into my sanctum sanctorum, my man-cave (my home office) while that house work by those ladies is in progress.

Is there a conciliar church? – Dominicans of Avrille, France

I’m posting this article here so that I can have ready access to it. The topic it discusses is very important to me. The seriousness and depth with which the sourced article considers the difference between the Traditional Catholic Church and the Conciliar Catholic Church is seldom found.

Is there a conciliar church? A study by Bishop Tissier de Mallerais Presentation of the document This study was first published in French in the tri-monthly review of the Dominicans of Avrillé, Le Sel de la Terre n°85 (summer 2013).

Source: Is there a conciliar church? – Dominicans of Avrille, France

The Walk, and the Recovery

Today’s biggest events in the Roscoe-verse were 1.) the walk home from the bus stop, and 2.) the recovery from that walk.

Oh sure, many other scheduled chores were accomplished: hauling the big blue recycle bin and big green organics bin out to the curb, today being the collection day for those; some banking, physically at my bank downtown, not online; lab work at my hospital; shopping while downtown; filling the daily medicine keepers for Sylvia and me for another week; printing an updated daily medicine list for Sylvia; fixing my brunch and lunch here at home; following the Comey testimony before Congress and comments about that on various social media platforms; doing the dishes and policing the kitchen; organizing paperwork and supplies back in my home office; etc.

But the day’s biggest, most significant events in my world had to be the walk back home from the bus stop after my business downtown, and recovery from that walk. The walk was only a mile, and when I was younger that wouldn’t have fazed me at all. But now, at 68 y/o and under this South Texas Summer heat, and me not being particularly physically active, that was significantly draining. And the recovery from that walk, still ongoing six hours after the fact, has me functioning at a much slower pace, in a much more mellow state than would ordinarily be the case. Interesting, that.

Here come the figs!

This year’s crop of figs in the backyard promises to be the most bountiful ever. What was a little tree when Sylvia and I moved onto the property has grown considerably over the years, and today it is just loaded with fruit.

The figs are still green, but I’ll be watching them closely to start harvesting when they ripen. It’s going to be a race between me and the squirrels and birds, I think, to see who can collect the most. 🙂


Islam is a political system, NOT a religion, and unless and until humanity wakes the hell up and STOPS referring to it as a religion, there is no hope. Islam is a hyper-aggressive, militaristic, expansionist, totalitarian political system designed to create a super-rich micro-oligarchical ruling class with a massive, destitute, genetically handicapped underclass below. The paper-thin faux-religious facade was a conscious, specific con from the very beginning – much like Mormonism and Scientology – a pure racket using borrowed and piggy-backed religious motifs to lend credibility to a massive, loosely-knit network of crime syndicate cells.”

Lest there be any doubt, I fully agree with Ann Barnhardt’s analysis of the Muslim problem and how to correct it. Her full article, from which the above paragraph is excerpted, is linked below.


housekeeping note

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The “Posts I Like” contains links to articles written by others that I am finding very informative and with which I usually agree very strongly.

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