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Metal Dad
Between desire and despair
out of step with the world...
Interests: music, film, books, family, and reformed theology
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I believe Mrs. Metal Dad thinks I have some leftover affection for the Roman Catholic Church in which I was raised. This is most likely due to my fondness for liturgical, sacramental worship. I am grateful for my RCC upbringing. I have written before how it gave me an appreciation... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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I'll get to those in a minute. The Twins were up at the crack of dawn to take The Light of My Life to a couple of doctors appointments, lunch, and the Christmas program at her residence. You may be wondering, "What kind of father are you?" and "Why didn't... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Just sitting here in our new home in the Great White (not so white right now) I sometimes marvel at our present condition. It's positively surreal when I ponder the fact that I am retired and living in a very nice community. To be honest, the thought of being able... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Folks here vote to have their taxes raised but the French tell Macron, "Step off, punk!" Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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We have so much for which to be thankful. We were able to get The Light of My Life residence in an excellent Intermediate Care Facility. She is so happy there, lots of friends. She gets to go to "work" everyday. She loves keeping busy. Her transition could not have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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I don't believe I'm an Anglophile by any stretch of the imagination. However there is much in British music that I enjoy. I'm quite fond of early British psychedelia as well as some Sixties British pop. Petula Clark is in heavy rotation here. I've also a fondness for some prog-rock... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Not for a snow shoveling dog although I could have used one when we were in Illinois. Here in our new home snow plowing is one of the services which our HOA fee covers. Even though driveway plowing is provided I went out and cleared our driveway so when the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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This evening the Twins and I went to the Trott Brook Gospel Hall for their Sunday evening meeting. The Trott Brook Assembly is composed of believers who gather to the Name of the Lord alone. They meet for teaching and prayer. Every Sunday they remember the death of our Lord... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
I'm not sure how this artist slipped under my radar but it doesn't matter. Been listening to Amalie Bruun's body of work under the name Myrkur. Her music has black metal, folk rock, and goth metal influences. Whatever you want to call it it's just really interesting and good music. Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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MOST gracious God, by whose knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew; We yield thee unfeigned thanks and praise for delivering us from the bondage of Illinois, for leading us to the Promised Land of Minnesota, and for all the other blessings of thy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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I recall once when my mother's brother came to Chicago for a visit. He was a big man with a big personality. He used to drive around the San Fernando Valley in California where he lived looking for abandoned refrigerators. He would convert them into smokers and use them to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Look at the picture carefully. Describe what you see. Check your results below. The DNC sees potential votes while the RNC sees potential bus boys, gardeners, and domestics. Don't be misled by the MSM. Both political parties want illegal entry to continue as long as it serves their interests. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Did you ever stop to wonder why your elected officials are so useless? Could it be that folks intent on "doing their civic duty" keep putting these clowns in office? And if an incumbent liar and thief is voted out, they are usually replaced with a different liar and thief... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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That was how #2 Son described the way his ancestors ended up in the US in a school essay. My maternal grandparents were illegal aliens. As I heard tell, they strolled across the Rio Grande and made their way up West Texas. They settled in Ozona. Ranching was and remains... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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One of my favorite memories regarding our sons is when I took Sons #1 and #2 and one of their friends into the city to see a show at the Logan Square Auditorium. It was a killer bill: Recon, Down to Nothing, Sworn Enemy, Terror, Shai Hulud, and Earth Crisis.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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The Missus and I drove down and picked up The Light of My Life. She was in a good mood, happy and silly. We went and got some lunch then shopped for some groceries. We ended up in a Home Depot later to look for some stuff we needed for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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"Progressives" gaze wistfully at the sight of “refugees” headed towards the US border. Some see gardeners, some see bus boys, some see nannys and domestics, some see farm workers, the DNC sees voters beholden to a political party which will give them lots of cool, free stuff. Meanwhile the Statue... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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The Twins decided to head up North to do some hiking and general enjoyment of the pretty nice weather we're having up here right now. This past Sunday we had some flurries so winter is surely just around the corner. You know what their absence means? Lots of loud music... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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I can't believe I never saw this 1958 black and white sci-fi/Nazi exploitation thriller. My dad and I watched so many B movies on late night television. Also, when I was young he took me to the movie theater often. I think it was mainly so he could stop and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Sorry, couldn't think of any compelling reason. Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Not long after I came to saving faith in the Person and work of Jesus Christ I began attending a small Baptist congregation. I got involved in some of their activities. At the time it was a fairly small but growing congregation which rented facilities from a Lutheran church. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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"...God's special revelation-His written word-is necessary as the objective standard of morality for God's people. Over against the autonomous ethical philosophies of men, where good and evil are defined by sinful speculation, the Christian ethic gains its character and direction from the revealed word of God, a revelation which harmonizes... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life