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As an additional comfort dog post, we just learned that one of the very first of these comfort dogs died today. Howe was a beautiful, handsome, sweet faced Golden Retriever, one of the bigger dogs of this breed and we... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at respublica
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Holy Cross school in Collinsville is celebrating Lutheran Schools Week with a different assembly even each day. Yesterday two Golden Retrievers from the Lutheran Church Charities Comfort Dog program arrived to lots of 'aw' sounds. Noah is a 21 month... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at respublica
Today is National Grammar Day. Do with it what you will. If nothing else, all of us stand a chance of seeing examples of poor grammar today and that's a good thing. Take a short quiz to find out if... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at respublica
Take the name bakery off your letter head is what i say. "Nature's Bakery, which last year took over Theodoro Baking Co.'s Hazelwood facility, will cease bread and donut production there by April as it focuses on healthy foods." I've... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
Rand?!!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Getting around the FOIA at respublica
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Freedom of Information Act is front and center today as the stories broke about Hillary Clinton hiding behind personal, private emails during her tenure as Secretary of State. She had no government email account so it seems which means it's... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
This has probably been around for a while, but as I came across it this morning it made me laugh and mutter "how true." It is from someone named Al Lowe who has a humor page. I'm guessing Al is... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
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While we were in Collinsville this weekend during the snow event, the door to our screened in porch at the seminary must have blown open. One of the least popular aspects of living on campus in the winter is the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
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From the front door at the seminary today. Sailors take warning. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
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Cemeteries are normally quiet places, but yesterday as Dale, Ferdie and I took a walk through the Holy Cross Cemetery it was quieter than ever what with 6 inches of new and untouched snow. At first it was almost physically... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
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This morning's view. Ferdie is dis-inclined to move off the deck while our next door neighbor, John, is out shoveling. I'm very interested in seeing how the route to church will be because our street is under deep snow cover... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
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Snow may be fun if you get to be outside. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
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We're having some tree work done in Collinsville and snow doesn't keep the guys from Gildersleeve away so during the beginning of what could be a pretty deep snowfall, there they came. The neighbors came and took a bunch of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
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Someone on campus sent me this ahead of what would be an impending icy mix of weather. Today, ahem, maybe a lot of snow. And here is what we got March 1 last year. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
Woke up this morning to the local news trumpeting 4-7 inches of snow headed our way beginning in the late afternoon. Just stunned by this. Had just about enough of February. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
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3 degrees as we wake up this morning. Just dreaming. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
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From the PEW Research people, a chart showing the percentage of people in various categories who use Facebook. It looks like most everyone of all ages all income brackets all educational backgrounds. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
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Holy Cross in Collinsville was established in 1848 and saw the construction of 3 church buildings with the last being what is used for worship currently. The first was a brick structure, the second made of wood frame. (1855) Then... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
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Woke up this morning here in St. Louis to another snow. The streets are covered, the temps are dropping and cars are sliding on off ramps during rush hour. But we aren't the only ones. The southeast is getting more... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
Just the thought of this made me laugh last night. From Dimitri Sotis WTOP "Too cold to grill outside right now so Paul Kita tells you how to use a blowtorch in your kitchen." Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
This is just crazy talk IMHO, another in a long line of obsessive, self-interested lectures from health experts. Last night I watched transfixed as KSDK News Channel Five did a report which included almost all of their on air people... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
On April 16th what type of water heater you can put into your home will change as new federal regulations are set to kick in decreeing only water heaters which are more energy efficient. The new water heaters are supposed... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
Somewhere in London a family's home was destroyed and the family dog was killed by a fire which broke out from sunlight shining on a jar of Nutella. The sun reflecting off glass items has apparently caused at least five... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at respublica
89 dollars.
Toggle Commented Feb 23, 2015 on It doesn't take much to amuse me at respublica
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