Rufus' Rants

Rufus the dog.

Hello world! My name's Rufus and I intend to use this blog to opine about whatever's on my mind. Paul belongs to me and has decided it'll be okay for me to use this part of his website to that end. So, here's the world from my perspective...

HERITAGE

Down here in the south, May is traditionally the month in which, “decoration day” is observed.  It all got started after the Civil War.  There were so many confederate soldiers buried that their families began meeting annually to maintain the grave sites and cemeteries.  Eventually, the commemoration evolved into to what we now recognize nationally as Memorial Day.

Pop said that when he was little, they would gather at Crane Hill where the men would trim around headstones and spruce up the plots while the women were busy spreading out food for “dinner (lunch for you non-southerners) on the grounds”.  After … continue reading »


LOVE DOES

Last Thursday was Valentine’s Day.  Pop bought cards for the missus from him, me and Lula Belle and she got one for him.  I understand the Christmas gift giving thing now but, seein’ as how this is my first one of these Valentimes, I ain’t quite figured out what’s up with this holiday.

Pop could tell I was kinda confused (must be the way I tilt my head to the side) when he was explainin’ it all to me.  He said that folks have kinda latched onto this time as an opportunity to show their significant other how much they mean … continue reading »


AN ANIMUS OF NIHILISM

Okey dokey.  You read the title and figured, “What in the world is that pup talkin’ ’bout now?”  Well, I ain’t got a clue.  Every once in a while I figure I can learn more by keepin’ my eyes and ears open than flappin’ my yap or peckin’ on the keyboard.  So, ol’ Pop got to waxin’ eloquent (his words, not mine) the other day about gettin’ older and the inevitability of change.  Shoot, I’m still lookin’ forward to my first birthday this month so I don’t know a whole heckuva lot about change!  That bein’ the case, I’m lettin’ … continue reading »


FAMILIARIZATION & FASCINATION

Now that I’ve experienced my first Christmas I’m not only familiar with it but fascinated, too.  It’s one of those special times that makes me wonder how anyone could lose their fascination with it.

Pop was talkin’ ’bout this young man who did the preachin’ the other day at church (I have to stay home and watch the house while him and the missus go there) and how he focused on folks sometimes gettin’ so familiar with Jesus that they lose their fascination with the miracle of how He got here and why He left.

Pop took the topic a step further … continue reading »


THE FLAVORS OF QUARKS

I’m a smart dog.  Everybody knows that.  Pop tells me how smart I am all the time . . . ‘cept when I do somethin’ dumb.  I keep reminding them that I am still a puppy.

When it comes to philosophizin’, though I know about as much about that and psychology as I do about the flavors of quarks*.

 

*quark – An elementary particle and fundamental constituent of matter.  They combine to form sub-atomic composite particles such as protons & neutrons.  The six types of quarks are known as flavors.

 

Anyway, while Pop was readin’ about the sad situation up in Connecticut where … continue reading »