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“Patron of Connectors” - The Feast of St. Andrew - November 21, 2021

Updated: Nov 29, 2021

I’ve hit a point in my life where I just don’t want to keep up with new stuff.

You know what I mean?

Like, new music…no clue what’s new right now – even from bands and musicians I enjoy. If they’re doing new stuff, I don’t know about it. I am perfectly happy and content collecting my old-school jazz, blues, and rock on vinyl.

Movies? I could not begin to tell you what’s in the theatres right now. I’m sure there’s some good films out there – I just don’t keep up with it. I think one of the last films Ericka and I went to see in a theatre was Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Revenant; and we left asking, “Did we just pay $125 to watch a dude crawl through the snow for two hours?”

Fashion…here’s my take on new fashion. Fashion is a train. If you want to look good, keep riding that train, but you always got to make the train and it’s always going to cost you money. That’s not bad. I have friends that are very fashionable, and they look great. You can keep riding that fashion train….or….you can just….not. You can just get off. Because there’s all these little fashion towns along the train tracks and you can say this is my stop. Many years ago I stopped in a quaint little fashion village called the late 90’s and I’ve been very happy. The sales tax is cheap and Chris Farley is the mayor. I used to look at guys when I was growing up and ask myself, “Why is that guy dressed like it’s 1975?” Now I know! Because that’s when he chose to get off the train. Good for him! Thankfully, I am married to someone who will sometimes say to me, “You know, you at least need to look like you care a little.” And so, she’ll hop on the train and go to a little fashion town further up the road and bring me back something – which is nice of her to do.

That’s just where I am in life.

But thankfully…I also have people in my life – and let’s call them something – let’s call these people…connectors