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The northeast is bracing for a big winter storm beginning tonight which could drop a foot or more of snow, and blizzard-like conditions "if it hits and that is a big if". The if part comes from the weather report.... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at respublica
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This was the weekend the seminary basketball team hosted their annual Preacher Classic tournament. Last evening the preachers beat their sister seminary (and arch rival) Concordia Seminary Fort Wayne. Teams from the St. Louis seminary have beaten Fort Wayne every... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
New app analyzes the odds of your flight crashing. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
While reading this story on electronic recyling from WTOP in DC, I remembered, sadly, one item which is no longer accepted at Collinsville's monthly E-recycling drop off. The recyclers do not want any of the old CRT televisions or computer... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
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Today I am thankful for the many thousands of people who will stand out in the Washington DC cold to march for the lives of the unborn. While members of the Catholic church get most of the press and bring... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
Just about the time the morning light begins to take over the dark you can hear all kinds of sounds if you stand outside. Birds chirping, the hit of a single hammer, indecipherable buzzings, helicopter roars, car doors closing, distant... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
Here are 20 things you may not have known about Amazon when you shop on that site. You can save money, get refunds, barter, trade in. Worth a read. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
This is kind of a sad story. Well, not sad exactly, but I can't think of a better word. "A Texas man who saved his pennies for decades has finally turned them in for cash. Ira Keys has been saving... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
One tweet on the SOTU last night was this: "This speech had one audience: the DC-NY media. And it's going to work for them like gangbusters." And within a minute and a half there was this tweet from DC journalist,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
The big story of the day seems not to be the recap of the SOTU but the 11 under inflated footballs used by the New England Patriots in the NFC Championship game against Indianapolis. In a nutshell, the rules state... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
Here's an interesting bit of information if you plan on watching the State of the Union speech. All 100 US senators, 98 percent of House members, all 50 governors, and a majority of the Supreme Court are on Twitter. Many... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
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All of a sudden this beer is finally available in the St. Louis area. For years you just could not get it in the home of Anheuser Busch brewing. It is by far the best everyday beer and could only... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
At least our media world is excited about the State of the Union speech tonight. As for us, we'll have 3 of the grandsons so I seriously doubt we'll be seeing much of it. However, much of what will be... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
Has anyone in the St. Louis viewing area missed the news that KSDK Channel 5 weather person, Bree Smith, will be in NYC reporting from the Today Show with Al Roker today? Everyone at KSDK has been tweeting, Facebooking and... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
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Christian's school has a project going on to raise money for the American Heart Association. They are jump roping for the heart as well as any other ways each student can come up with to raise money. Christian decided to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
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MLK jr. Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
Martin Luther King Jr: Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
This gist of this story in the P-D is "Here’s the hard truth about home remodeling: You’ll probably never recoup the money you spend." Beyond this the reporting expands on how little a homeowner will see in return on a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
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On Friday afternoon a few seminary students sat ouside with us for a bit to enjoy the nice sunshine. One of the students is from Southern Africa and he brought along a bottle of Amarula which is a cream liqueur... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
If you believe in evolution you must also believe in devolution, in other words, a going backward. The way the world is right now, it's most certainly backward. Today's news: "Newborn dies after being found on fire on a road... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at respublica
Mild temperatures have blanketed most of the country this weekend and the weather people in many cities have this as their headline. Around here people will be outside all day long, walking dogs or walking themselves. It's great! Also to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at respublica
But it is. Oh my gosh. John Kerry brought 60's singer James Taylor to France with him this week to try and make amends for the US not being at the Paris world wide unity march. He had Taylor sing,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at respublica
Weird stuff. A Glitter website company thought they would have some fun by offering their readers a chance to get back at their enemies (!) by sending them an enevelope filled with glitter which would spill out all over the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at respublica
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What's the traditional journalism mantra? Who What Why When Where and How? The famous 5 W's and an H questions which need to be answered when reporting stories. I thought about this when I came across a report from WTOP... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at respublica
Crime seems to really be on the upswing all over St. Louis lately and while I'd hoped this was just my imagination, the facts are that it is. Last night 4 people shot to death in various parts of the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at respublica