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This week HGTV's House Hunters 9 o'clock time slot has been given over to people looking to buy a tiny house. I find this astounding and have been watching in disbelief. I know tiny houses are a thing, but mostly... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at respublica
One of our students here at Concordia Seminary shared what happened to him yesterday. By the time I got to the end of his story, the only thing I could hear was a choir crescendo singing the words from O... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
So glad, Rand. Any flooding?
Toggle Commented yesterday on Perplexing headline at respublica
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I have to say, I'm getting really tired of economic experts. What once was good is now bad and what was bad is now better for us. Headline from ABC7 in Chicago: Consumer Reports-Why Gift Cards Make Bad Gifts Come... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
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Ameren has been in our local area trimming trees which may be getting close to power lines and this is always a good thing to prevent lines falling from ice or wind. But, boy, these guys are not tree trimmers... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
From Fox2 News last night: Can gas prices go to low for our own good? This is the problem with gas prices. You'd think everyone would be happy with the steep drop in cost per gallon. I mean, seriously, all... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
Early last evening I sat down on the couch with my iPad and began scrolling through my Twitter feed to see what was going on in the world. Little by little more and more Tweets appeared about a hostage situation... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
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We woke up on December 14 to this Today we may reach 60. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
This is the time of year when it's very obvious that all wrapping paper is not created equal and it's impossible to determine how flimsy or workable each roll is due to the shrink wrap plastic packaging. I am a... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
yes they do.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Pals at respublica
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Yesterday afternoon Ferdie got a visit from his best buddy, Booj. Booj has been out of commission for several months after having undergone knee surgery. They were so happy to see each other and have a bit of a romp... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
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Beards are so the rage among many men these days-big beards, unruly beards, close cropped beards, any kind of beard. So I guess beard guys now want to add even more pazazz to their faces and someone came up with... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
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I was shopping at a local wine/coffee/specialty food place this week and came across these bottles of Coke on the bottom of one shelf. I am a Coke person and I have never seen these before. The carton says, Coca... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
I use katie's phone number, but I never seem to have it memorized so I fumble around entering it.
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2014 on Grocery add on fees at respublica
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A Maryland state senator is proposing a plastic bag fee because of rising clean up costs. Plastic grocery bags are also a good conversation starter, California has banned them altogether and many local communities have at least discussed banning them.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at respublica
The second annual Airplane Etiquette Survey is out with a list of what behaviors by passengers were most annoying. At the top of the list was "Rear seat kickers". The fact that the list is so long tells me that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at respublica
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I was shocked and saddened this morning to learn that Judy Baar Topinka died early this morning. Judy had a long career in public service and Illinois state politics, serving as state comtroller, state treaurer, member of Illinois House, Illinois... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at respublica
In an editorial yesterday, the Post Dispatch told readers they are turning off the comments to their online editorial page saying it is often taken over by trolls. It seems their opinion page gets comments which are vile, racist and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at respublica
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What's going on in St. Charles County these days? Last night the O'Fallon city council voted down an ordinance which would have allowed backyard chickens. This vote has mobilized the many chicken fans in that city to begin a petition... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at respublica
Have you noticed all the highlighted sales this Christmas shopping season? It looks as though audio people have finally discovered that people just don't like the small ear buds which come with every device that has sound. They just don't... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at respublica
We had Black Friday. We had Cyber Monday which actually last all week. Now it's Green Monday, at least on Amazon. Keep shopping folks, the colors keep changing but there are still deals to be had. Next week we'll probably... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at respublica
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I saw a couple of stories recently explaining the use of emoticons and acronyms while communicating on various social media sites and email. I guess it's good we aren't yet at the point where we can speak in emoticons or... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at respublica
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It seems as though babies are born with an instinct for understanding today's tech devices. All 5 of our grandsons picked up the process of using these things without explanation. Here's Jake yesterday browsing Dale's iPad. I mean, seriously. He... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at respublica
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Couple of stories that seem out of the ordinary today. Chlorine gas sickens 19 at Furrie Convention in Chicago I clicked the link. This gathering was officially called Furfest also called "Anthrocon," in which attendees celebrate animals that are anthropomorphic... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at respublica
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Each year on the first Saturday of December the seminary women's association (SWA) puts on a party for the campus kids. The idea is to have one classroom filled with gifts that each child can pick out for his/her parents... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at respublica