All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.

Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!


Happy New Year

I trust with this being Monday January 4th 2016 you are all back at your day jobs.  For all practical purposes that makes today the first day of the work year.  I trust that the year is finding you and yours well.  It is my wish that you prosper this next year.

I've not forgotten the posts I owe you all.  This last year I enjoyed two weekends off from work.  With the exception of taking 8 glorious days of vacation in October, I worked the rest of the year in 6 or thirteen day straight stretches.  I'm not complaining, just explaining.  By the time I got a two day weekend for Christmas and another for New Years, I had run out of steam.  So I vegged out and slacked off on the posting. Things are slow at work and I've enjoyed my downtime and relaxing a bit.

I've let the queue of scheduled posts including BJW and GFF run out as well as not getting something up daily.  I apologize and will endeavor to make progress for the new year.


  1. WaterBoy4:28 PM

    No apologies necessary, but thanks anyway. You post when you can, we read when we can. It's great that you got a chance to relax with your family over the holidays, as well.

    All the best in the coming year for you and yours, and I hope that job opportunity comes to fruition.

  2. You mean you have a life outside the blog?

    Happy New Year, Res, to you and your family. May the blessings of the L-rd be with you this year.

  3. Happy New Year Res!

    Any news on the job front?

    1. On the job front; I was turned down on Christmas Eve. The first interview went so well that I had thought that I would be getting a second with upper management.

      I'm still looking.

  4. AJW3081:31 PM

    Real life always takes priority. Especially when you're likely to be out interviewing on a job, lifting, or hunting.

    Your bad jokes, wisdom, decency, and insight make the wait worthwhile.

  5. Susan2:11 AM

    No worries. Everyone needs to recharge the batteries at times.

    A company that sends you a message like that on Christmas eve stinks. That is very poor timing, and kind of mean to put a downer on somebody's holiday. Sorry to hear it.