This is Metal Dad's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Metal Dad's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Metal Dad
Between desire and despair
out of step with the world...
Interests: music, film, books, family, and reformed theology
Recent Activity
I realize I am not the best Dad in the world. I am all too aware of my shortcomings in this area. Nonetheless, being a father is the best and most important thing I've done in my life. I had wasted so much of my life seeking my own gratification... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Being alone often leads to bouts of morbid introspection. Fortunately, this is not one of those times. But on this Father's Day weekend I had some random thoughts on family. We would have had a houseful of children but it just didn't work out that way. I think that I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Now that I'm settled in Minnesota and the Missus is back in Illinois for a few days checking up on her sister and our sons I can take advantage of the solitude to crank tunes as loud as I want. I usually won't play hardcore, metal, and free jazz when... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
LISTEN TO THE REISSUE OF VERBAL ASSAULT’S RAGING SEMINAL LP ‘TRIAL’ The landmark sophomore album from the hardcore torchbearers is due out this Friday via Atomic Action! Records. Known as one of the foremost pillars of East Coast hardcore, Verbal Assault’s influence is still pervasive in the rumble and rage... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
This past weekend we moved into our new home in Minnesota to stay. We had lots of help from our two sons who drove up with us to help unload the truck. #2 Son getting ready to drive the truck from Illinois to Minnesota. Mrs. Metal Dad followed him in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Make America Hate Again by Slapshot Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
I am referring to the blanket support for the state of Israel by many American Evangelical Christians. One contributing factor is the influence of dispensational theology on American Christianity. The Scofield Study Bible helped the spread of this peculiar dispensationalism. The hugely popular The Late, Great Planet Earth by Hal... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
That's something #1 Son said to his mother once. When he was a young boy he was happiest with his head buried in a book or teaching himself a programming language on the computer or watching Kurosawa films (I do not exaggerate) on VHS. One summer day his mother encouraged... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
My own parents have been gone for some time now. Father-in-law passed some years ago. The one year anniversary of my Mother-in-law's passing is right around the corner (May 30). After her death I felt somewhat like an orphan since I had no more parents around. Mother-in-law jokes are wasted... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
We had a very nice time last weekend after closing on our new home up in Minnesota. We spent the weekend looking for furniture and figuring out how we wanted to arrange things. We found this really good sushi place in Anoka and had dinner there twice over the weekend.... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
"The new element in the New Testament is not eschatology, but what I call the tension between the decisive 'already fulfilled' and the 'not yet completed,' between present and future. The whole theology of the New Testament, including Jesus' preaching, is qualified by this tension." - Oscar Cullman The Now... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Just a few random thoughts and observations on this May Day. It's comforting to know some things remain the same. Thugs in Paris celebrate International Workers' Day by destroying public and private property as well as attacking police. We had a great call with The Light of My Life this... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
It's been an interesting couple of weeks. The first phone call from The Light of My Life was hard. She was all "Don't want to stay at my new school. Want to go home." Subsequent phone calls went much better. She seems to be adjusting. She is so social. Being... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
First Day of School Last Day of School A Pictorial History of Her AFOs Today is the day we were to drive to Minnesota and move The Light of My Life into her new school/residence. Unfortunately, over the weekend I began to experience episodes of Benign Positional Vertigo. Of course... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
You could give my Dad a piece of wood and a hammer and he could make a replica of the Alamo in his sleep. Alas, he was not a very patient teacher and truth be told, I had no real interest in tools. So it was quite a thing to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
I'm pretty sure my contrarian orneriness was inherited from my dad who was a curmudgeon first class. Someone from a long line of East Texas hillrods who married a Mexican-American woman in 1940s Texas definitely was not afraid of going against the grain. Since my outlook tends to be on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
The Light of My Life got wired up for an in-home EEG.It's pretty cool. They left a notebook which has software which monitors/records her brain activity. She's wearing a device in a fanny pack which is connected to the electrodes attached to her head. Her head is covered to keep... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
It's been a bit unseasonable on the weather tip around here. Sixties yesterday and close to it today although it has dropped down to the forties and is getting cloudy. Rain is in the forecast for tomorrow and earlier they were saying 1 to 3 inches of wet sloppy snow... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Taking a break from going through the house to see what we want to keep and what we want to give away or sell in light of our imminent exit from the Land of Dishonest Abe. Put on this 1997 release from Brutal Truth. I'd almost forgotten how good these... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
"To judge from what the rather mediocre students said at the CNN townhall, their education transmits sentimentality over reason, attitude and mush over canon and curriculum. They’ve been forced-fed a pedagogic diet of pop psychology by female teachers who promote every mythical, politically correct orthodoxy that pervades the Zeitgeist." Ilana... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
In order to avail ourselves of some great resources for The Light of My Life who ages out of the Special Needs Educational system here in Illinois on her next birthday in June, we will be moving to Minnesota later this year. We started purging our current home maybe a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Both of my parents were born in the US as was I. We did not emigrate from another country. I don't understand the conflation of ethnicity and nationality. I'm not saying that one should not appreciate their ethnic or national heritage. If one emigrates here then goes through the process... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life