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Wherever Ferdie goes, his bear goes and today they went with us to Collinsville. For some reason Ferdie dropped his bear in the front yard and went on to checking out other things. And there Bear sat until a neighbor... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
I do that too, Ron. Sometimes there's a bit of contortion involved in holding the door open while leaning back to toss into the trash can. I never touch a public bathroom handle if I can possibly help it.
Toggle Commented yesterday on How you should dry your hands at respublica
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A question for the ages. When in public restrooms is it better to dry your hands with the electric dryer or use the paper towels? The answer is surprising and makes sense when you think about it. Several studies comparing... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
For once the diet police have given permission to us to have something good. "Why Valentine's Day is Actually the Healthiest Holiday". "Recent studies have often pointed to the impressive health benefits chocolate" although it is only certain types of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
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Dale had his car serviced today and when he went to pick it up he was told a big squirrel's nest was found between the radiator and the firewall. But that's not all. They also found this. Baby squirrels! Oh... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
Everything we buy or get in the mail these days has gotten harder and harder to open even mailing envelopes. I can't be the only one who thinks this. Everything from bag of something from the store, the "tear here"... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
The New Hampshire primary votes were counted and we saw who won and who didn't. Then like clockwork the press corps began their yammering about who needs to drop out, go home, call it quits. I just do not understand... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
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There are morning rush hour crashes all over St. Louis and the Metro East this morning all because of a cold, fluffy bit of snow. It must have made the roads really slippery. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
I believe the uproar by abortion promoting organizations over the Doritos commercial featuring a baby pregnancy ultra sound during the Super Bowl was the fact that the general public saw an actual baby in the womb. It made real what... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
I find it ironic that most of the media which has glammed onto Chris Christie's grilling of Mario Rubio and his lack of experience in actually running anything or accomplishing anything, were darn silent during Obama's first run in 2008.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
Dale got into the habit of loving eggnog with a bit of bourban added to it over the holidays and now misses it since eggnog is gone until next November. I have no desire to try and make it from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2016 at respublica
How's this for a change of pace? Most stories about what to have while watching the Super Bowl are positive, written so that you'll go get whatever the article recommends. But not this one from Chicago Tribune columnist, John Kass.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2016 at respublica
Now that spring is just over the horizon, I've been seeing more ads for garden items. One of these which keeps reoccurring is from a paint company promoting its glow in the dark paint for outdoor flower pots. The pots... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2016 at respublica
If you live in Collinsville you should read this story outlining the serious money problems (tens of millions of dollars of debt) facing the Collinsville Area Recreation District (CARD). As with anything to do with finances in a taxing body,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at respublica
From Y-98 traffic reporter Lance Hilldebrand this morning On St. Louis highways so far in 2016 Mattresses 13 Ladders 9 The latest ladder fall off was today on westbound 40/64 at Spoede Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at respublica
Sunday I was in the Collinsville Home Depot picking up some new kitchen cabinet knobs when a woman employee holding a clipboard came up to me and asked if I would mind taking a short survey on water. Me: Water?... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at respublica
The House Oversight Committee held a hearing yesterday which dealt with malfeasance in the Department of Education. It explored explore the department’s failure to protect its information from cyber-attack, as well as the conduct of its chief information officer. Department... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at respublica
At the end of the night during the Iowa Democratic Caucuses, Clinton and Sanders were in a virtual tie and to make matters even more bewildering, 5 caucus sites had to resort to a coin flip to determine who won... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at respublica
Washing machines should by their very nature be clean. I mean, really, each time you use one it fills with soap and water. So why do these high efficiency, front loaders, get so icky grimy along the rubber edging inside... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at respublica
I read two tweets over the weekend by two different people which pretty much sums up this primary/caucus season. "I hate this election." "Thank god this whole stupid election is over after Iowa. So others feel as though Iowa is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at respublica
I was talking with an executive of a large grocery store chain last night and the conversation turned to the low gas prices. This person said it was not a good thing. One reason, which surprised me, was that with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at respublica
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The past two days have been busy with out of the ordinary stuff. Thursday night was the seminary's annual St. Baldrick's head shaving event to benefit research into childhood cancer. Dale has done this each year and this time a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at respublica
Oh, Mary, how cool that must have been.
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At the St. Louis Auto Show which begins today and continues through the weekend, an old Mercedes up for raffle. 25 dollars a ticket. So cool. But we don't have a garage to protect it so... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at respublica