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Saturday our campus hosted a regional Lutheran Church Charities Comfort Dog conference and it was fun to be around these dogs to learn what they do and visit with the many handlers. The best part was when they all went... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
This is an interesting but somewhat incomprehensible story from CNN on 20 designs that defined the modern world. I'm still not sure what era of the modern world is meant here and the author, Stephen Bayley, lost me several times... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
There are tons of accidents in the St. Louis metro area today, mostly because of the endless morning darkness and wet roads. Wet roads on our dark interstates, at least on the Missouri side, means too many lane lines disappear.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
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The Houston Astros, after winning the American League title Saturday, will face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series beginning Tuesday. A couple of fun facts about the Astros. They began in 1962 as the Houston Colt 45s, but... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
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A woman UPS delivery person has our area for her route and let me tell you, she is very loved. She's good at what she does, friendly and is usually on the run from her truck to the door. But,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
This is the scary season, a time when deer are mating, and hunters are hunting. What this means is that deer are on the move and will all too often cross roads and highways. Drivers really need to be aware... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
Now this is something I bet you've never thought possible if you ever thought about it at all. In Hawaii: "Spam heists prompt retailers to put the wildly popular 'mystery meat' in locked cases." Yes, Spam. It seems this mystery... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
A press release from the Hallmark Channel announces their Christmas movie programming which begins on October 28 and continues each day until December 30. Yes, you read that right, Hallmark will begin broadcasting Christmas movies 3 days before Halloween. The... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
I had a little trouble taking this study seriously, but hey, I've been wrong before. The story headline reads, "Do Fish Suffer From Depression too? Experts Say Yes." The first sentence asks, "Have you ever seen a sad looking fish?"... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
Falls on St. Louis highways so far this year: Mattresses 142 Ladders 115 Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
Another map, another survey. Candystore.com determined what candy people in each state prefer for Halloween and probably all other times. I'm with the states who chose Snickers as a favorite. The entire list is at the link, scroll down to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
A couple of unusual stories hit the news today. A Texas County worker arrested for stealing 1.2 million dollars worth of Fajitas." Food for thought. I know that headline made me read the story. On the Collinsville Connection Facebook page... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
For decades we've read stories about flying cars. Those stories began with the Weekly Readers in grade school and continued at intervals throughout our lives. Obviously this has not become reality as yet much as we might wish when sitting... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
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I found this map last night and whoever posted it said, "I really don't get what this is trying to show." And I don't either. The title to the map has this in tiny print across the top. Closest #APTop25... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at respublica
Pizza Hut has announced a new item for sale which at first I thought was one of those joke websites. But its true. Recently the company touted its new delivery pizza bag "which uses 3 different kinds of insulating materials... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at respublica
Pizza Hut has announced a new item for sale which at first I thought was one of those joke websites. But its true. Recently the company touted its new delivery pizza bag "which uses 3 different kinds of insulating materials... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at respublica
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Yesterday afternoon and evening was October Fest here at Concordia Seminary. A cloudy day turned sunny just before it began and the temperature was perfect. Lizzie, Christian, Ferdie and I set out for the Fest in the golf cart and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2017 at respublica
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I got a kick out of this Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at respublica
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This is one of those annoying things I find when I just want to read a linked article from a news outlet. This is from the Post-Dispatch Twitter feed this morning: I was interested in why the Gypsy Caravan was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at respublica
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The Roseland neighborhood on the southside of Chicago where I spent half of my growing up years was sort of a melting pot of various ethnic groups. There was a large Italian population centered around two big Catholic churches, many... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at respublica
More often than not, bad things done by people have nothing at all to do with politics. I wish we'd come to grips with the fact that politics isn't playing a role in everything. And you know what? People are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at respublica
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This year store sales for Halloween are featuring big bins of giant heads. Most are animal heads, but sometimes pumpkin heads and horror film heads show up. I've seen these bins of big heads in stores and watched as kids... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at respublica
This month's Consumer Reports Magazine has a cover story on how to eat healthier and smarter. I bought it at Schnuck's after standing in line looking at the various magazines to see if any looked interesting. When I sat down... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at respublica
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This is a fascinating story on homes built in Chicago after the great fire of 1871. "Nearly 100,000 people lost their homes. Tens of thousands of people left the city; others were taken in by friends. The fire had struck... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at respublica
Today I finally said good-bye to my AOL email account. I've had this address almost since the start of AOL, it always made me remember how thrilling the dawn of the internet age was. We set up our first real... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at respublica