Roscoe's Story

This is my story and I'm stick'n to it.

“Wokeness is Weakness”

I heard the guy on local radio say that this morning as he was considering Joe Biden in particular and the American liberal movement in general. His observation makes a lot of sense.

Posted 30/Apr/2021 ~ 11:55 Central Time #blog #QuickNotes

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Thursday 29/Apr/2021 – listed and logged

Prayers, etc.: * 07:00 – Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel * 09:20 – Jn 13:16-20 * 19:45 – Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Thursday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum. * 20:00 – The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 29 April, St. Peter, M * Tonight's Five Decades of the Rosary before bed will be the Joyful Mysteries.

Diet: * 07:05 – bowl of oatmeal * 10:30 – pasta salad * 11:00 – grapefruit * 13:30 – fried fish, egg plants * 15:00 – ice cream * 18:45 – pasta salad

Chores, etc.: * 07:05 – Our Immigration Problem – A Right Angle * 07:30 – Iran's Man in America – Dinesh D'Souza * 12:30 – watch game shows with Sylvia * 15:00 – watch financial news * 16:00.– leisure reading * 17:00 – Newsmax TV * 18:00 = local news and weather * 18:30 – Wheel of Fortune * 19:00 – MLB TV, Cubbies vs Braves

Chess: * 11:00 – moved in all pending CC games

Posted 29/Apr/2021 ~ 21:30 Central Time #blog #DailyList

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Another Black Win

Black Win

Offline life has kept me too busy to talk about my chess lately, but I have been playing everyday. At the moment I have 12 active correspondence chess games in progress, which is just about as much as I can handle right now given the increased pace of my life away from the board.

This is one game I won recently with Black when White resigned after my 51...e2. There was nothing White could do to prevent one of my pawns from advancing to the last rank and promoting to a Queen. Checkmating the White King then would be inevitable.

The position of pieces at game's end is above, and our full move record is below:

1. d4 d5 2. f4 Nc6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Bd3 g6 6. O-O Bg7 7. g3 Nb4 8. c3 Nxd3 9. Qxd3 O-O 10. a4 a5 11. b4 axb4 12. cxb4 b6 13. b5 Ne4 14. Nc3 c5 15. dxc5 bxc5 16. Ne5 c4 17. Qc2 Bb7 18. Ba3 Re8 19. Nxe4 dxe4 20. Nxc4 Bxa1 21. Rxa1 Qc8 22. Qb3 Rd8 23. Nb6 Qc7 24. Nxa8 Bxa8 25. Bb2 Rd3 26. Qa2 Rxe3 27. Rc1 Qd8 28. Ba1 h5 29. Qb2 f6 30. Rc8 Qxc8 31. Qxf6 Re1+ 32. Kf2 Rxa1 33. Qxa1 Qc2+ 34. Ke1 Qxh2 35. Qc3 Qg1+ 36. Kd2 Qf2+ 37. Kc1 e3 38. Qc8+ Kg7 39. Qd7+ Kh6 40. Qd1 Qxg3 41. Qd3 Qxf4 42. b6 Be4 43. Qd1 Bf3 44. Qe1 Qxa4 45. b7 Qa3+ 46. Kc2 Bxb7 47. Qc1 Qc5+ 48. Kb1 Be4+ 49. Kb2 Qxc1+ 50. Kxc1 Bf3 51. Kc2 e2 0-1

Posted 29/Apr/2021 ~ 12:15 Central Time #blog #chess

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Wednesday 28/Apr/2021 – listed and logged

Prayers, etc.: * 05:50 – Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel * 08:30 – Jn 12:44-50 * 22:20 – Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Wednesday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum. * 22:30 – The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 28 April, St. Paul of the Cross, C * Tonight's Five Decades of the Rosary before bed will be the Glorious Mysteries.

Diet: * 07:00 – bowl of oatmeal, fresh apple slices * 12:30 – bowl of soup, plate of pancit * 16:00 – cooked bananas with butter * 20:00 – small dish of ice cream

Chores, etc.: * 06:30 – Busting the Digital Cartels – Dinesh D'Souza * 07:50 – Big Tech Tyranny – American Thought Leaders * 08:00 – Hooray for Holly WHO? – Bill Whittle * 10:30 – load weekly pill boxes * 11:00 – yard work * 12:30 – watch game shows with Sylvia * 14:00 – prep for tonight's KofC mtg. * 16:30 – catch a vlog update from a guy who has recently flown from the Philippines to the US. * 18:15 – KofC pre-meeting, Zoom meeting, and post-meeting work. * 21:15 – follow local storm coverage

Chess: * 15:50 – moved in all pending cc games

Posted 28/Apr/2021 ~ 22:55 Central Time #blog #DailyList

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Tuesday 27/Apr/2021 – listed and logged

Prayers, etc.: * 04:00 – Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel * 05:00 – Jn 10:22-30 * 20:15 – Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Tuesday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum. * 20:20 – The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 27 April, St. Peter Canisius, C D * Tonight's Five Decades of the Rosary before bed will be the Sorrowful Mysteries.

Diet: * 07:00 – bowl of oatmeal * 13:30 – bowl of pancit * 15:45 – dish of ice cream * 19:00 – munching on cheese

Chores, etc.: * 05:20 – The Height of Hypocrisy – American Thought Leaders * 05:30 – The “Woke” Ruse – Dinesh D'Souza * 10:00 – yard work * 16:00 – Newsmax TV * 18:00 – local news and weather * 18:30 – Wheel of Fortune * 19:00 – NCIS * 20:40 – found the radio broadcast of tonight's Rangers/Angels game

Chess: * 14:25 – moved in all pending CC games

Posted 27/Apr/2021 ~ 20:45 Central Time #blog #DailyList

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This morning's yard work

Dead Branches

Pruning the big bushes in the back yard is proving to be quite a project, The pile of dead branches pictured above is the result of what I accomplished this morning. Sorry about not having a readily identifiable object in the photo so you'd have an idea of the size, but I estimate the pile as roughly five feet high on average, five feet deep, and maybe fifteen or twenty feet long.

Wore me out doing that, let me tell you. Tomorrow's chore will be cutting the branches into smaller sizes and loading as much as possible into the green organics bin for the city to haul away on Thursday.

Then I'll begin pruning away the rest of the dead branches so the new growth can come up better. The picture below shows some of what I'm talking about. The green you can see is the new growth and it's really coming up fast now. With the rain we're predicted to have tonight and again tomorrow night, then the hot, sunny weekend, I'll have to hurry and get the dead wood cut and out of the way while I can still get to it.

More Branches

And the adventure continues.

Posted 27/Apr/2021 ~ 15:45 Central Time #blog #chores #YardWork

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Monday 26/Apr/2021 – listed and logged

Prayers, etc.: * 06:05 – Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel * 20:00 – Jn 10:1-10 * 19:50 – Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Monday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum. * 21:20 – The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 26 April * Tonight's Five Decades of the Rosary before bed will be the Joyful Mysteries.

Diet: * 07:00 – bowl of oatmeal * 10:30 – sausage, egg roll, and little snack cakes. * 16:00 – 3 boneless pork chops

Chores, etc.: * 06:35 – 500 Scientists Flagged for CCP Connections – Crossroads with Joshua Philipp * 09:15 – Thunder Round! – a Right Angle * 09:30 – started the weekly laundry * 09:40 _ began transcribing a KofC Council business meeting * 16:00 – MLB TV * 17:00 – follow financial news * 18:00 – local news and weather * 18:30 – Wheel of Fortune * 19:00 – MLB TV

Chess: * 16:30 – moved in all pending CC games

Posted 26/Apr/2021 ~ 22:00 Central Time #blog #DailyList

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Sunday 25/Apr/2021 – listed and logged

Prayers, etc.: * 05:00 – Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel * 08:00 – Jn 10:11-18 * 17:20 – Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Sunday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum. * 17:30 – The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 25 April, 3rd Sunday after Easter * Tonight's Five Decades of the Rosary before bed will be the Glorious Mysteries.

Diet: * 05:50 – egg rolls and sausages * 08:30 – fresh apple slices * 11:15 – buffet meal at Golden Corral * 15:15 – bowl of meat and vegetables

Chores, etc.: * 05:50 – Beard Blather 60 * 08:20 – The Triumph of Perseverance and Ingenuity * 13:00 – watch NASCAR Race * 17:00 – MLB TV * 18:15 – Newsmax TV * 18:00 – catching YouTube updates from some Philippines based vloggers

Chess: * 13:50 – moved in all CC games

Posted 25/Apr/2021 ~ 20:45 Central Time #blog #DailyList

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Signs of Life

While policing the yard this morning I noticed signs of life in that conglomeration of big bushes by the back fence. Though the big branches which have been getting bigger every year are mostly all dead, new leafy branches have sprouted up from the roots. My task now will be careful pruning: getting rid of the big dead stuff as quickly as I can so the new growth can flourish.

Posted 25/Apr/2021 ~ 09:20 Central Time #blog #QuickNote #chores

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Saturday 24/Apr/2021 – listed and logged

Prayers, etc.: * 08:30 – Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel * 09:10 – Jn 6:60-69 * 09:40 – No Fun At All – The Virtue Signal * 20:15 – The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 24 April, St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, M * 20:45 – Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Saturday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum. * Tonight's Five Decades of the Rosary before bed will be the Glorious Mysteries.

Diet: * 09:50 – bowl of oatmeal * 13:30 – steamed vegetables, pork chops, sausages

Chores, etc.: * 10:05 – Diet Woke – Bill Whittle * 10:30 – yard work * 13:00 – watch movie with Sylvia * 15:00 – NASCAR Xfinity race * 19:00 – Svengoolie

Chess: * 15:50 – moved in all pending CC games

Posted 24/Apr/2021 ~ 21:00 Central Time #blog #DailyList

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