Today & Football

Football! Playing the game today for Paul Hornug, one of the all-time greats of Green Bay Football! Paul moved on to play the game for Real—in the great goalposts of the Ether & Universe—yesterday.

Paul never played for another team after Green Bay. He was a Packer all the way and adored by The Man (Lombardi) and his fans. Jackie & I once sent him a pair of “stay-ties”—for kids’ shoes—as his football shoes were always coming untied. Wonder if he ever got ’em! Back in those days, when we lived in Madison, Wisconsin, there was no such thing as velcro.

But of course he doesn’t need to worry about such things today.


And a Happy Birthday to Grandpa George on this the 15th of November, yet another autumn day in the hood. And a beautiful day it is.

Hello November

“November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.

With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.

The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring.”
― Clyde Watson

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Go Green Bay! Go Pack! Get Ready to Rumble!

It’s football weather: Sun, snow, sleet, rain, and Wind, wind, wind…

Football! Happy Days Here Again!

Making it perfect! Packers’ offense shines in 43-34 win over Vikings in opener



Photos taken by Bruce Kluckhohn, AP— for Packers

What a beautiful game. It looks like we’ll be able to make it through this season of Covid 19 with a Season to Match—Football! Need I say I am ever so happy?

The GOAT has reared up, snorted, and given a marvelous head-butt.

(For those who don’t know, GOAT stands for Greatest of all time, aka, Aaron Rodgers, QB.)

Notes To Self

Just be yourself. What does that mean? How do we just be ourselves? At which age are we closest to the self that is the self?

Today’s results in San Francisco—the public defender win. Chesa Boudin won the mayoral race for SF in California. This is a fellow who stood up against the Democratic machine and all of their endorsements to win. This could bode well for a message that really does need to be heard. Democrats, liberals, progressives, all are quite sick of the slick, the machine, the corporate in any dress that does not truly represent the people.

And the Packers won on Sunday, though a bit of a sloppy win, still a win. We’ve a bi-week coming up so this Sunday’s a freebee. We’re now 8 and 2. Not bad at all moving forward. Especially when we thought we’d have to wait for 3 years while the new team got put together. That’s the normal when the olds are replaced by the new players.

British novelist Julian Barnes was right when he wrote in his book “A History of the World in 10 ½ Chapters” that “Irony may be defined as what people miss.” And mostly people misuse irony when they mean poetic justice. That’s when people get their just deserts for how they have acted or lived their lives. That or another misuse, that of Karma, when it isn’t Karma at all. Likely it’s the “what goes around comes around” thinking.

Some quotes are just lovely of themselves, tho we might never find a good use for them. Consider:

“Yes, I have actually mined coal, and distilled liquor, as well as seen a girl in a pink dress, and seen her take it off. I am 54 years old, weigh 220 pounds, and look like the chief dispatcher of a long-distance driving concern. I am a registered Democrat. I drink.” ~ The Butterfly

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Game Day!

Green Bay at Detroit and so far not going well.


Jan. 8, 1994: #Packers win their first playoff game in 11 years on a scrambling, across-his-body 40-yard TD pass from Brett Favre to Sterling Sharpe in the final minute in Detroit.

That one went well. It doesn’t matter when, just so it does.