Brother Rat’s April Report

3FBBI let Helen share my rule and rule reports with her good friend from the TSSF and I got my very own email in reply. Oh such excitement!

Dear Brother Rat,

I should be shocked at your Rule, but have to admit that I see some rather startling similarities to the true state of my own heart.  However I manage the subterfuge really well, so no one guesses.

I wish you a wonderful trip overseas.  Keep an eye on Helen.

With a loud squeak


This subterfuge thing sounds really good. Maybe I could try it and get myself noviced or even professed. But what is subterfuge? What does it mean? How does it work? Does bribing or kidnapping judges count as subterfuge? I asked Helen and she said, “Just go and look it up in the dictionary.” But what is a dictionary?

Never mind, next month I will be finding an American closet to hibernate in. It needs to be warm, dark, dry, quiet and full of subterfuge.

About John Michael

Pastor, teacher, husband, dog walker, gardener, petrocollapse agitator, contemplative, hiker. Currently serving as a Formation Coordinator for OEF and Dean of VT/NY conference of Lutheran Synod.

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