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Today, light rain or no rain, the huge old Oak in our back yard is coming down. It has become messy, losing limbs and it is right over the main power lines. Ameren is here to drop the line until... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at respublica
I've come to really like the Urban Chestnut beers after avoiding them for some time. Maybe I overlooked them because they come in such large bottles (22 ounces) and are sold either by single bottles or 4 packs unlike most... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at respublica
Came across a product I've never heard of with its company ad on one of my web surfing pages. The Active Aqua Round Air Stone and a picture of something I tried to imagine using or even what it was... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at respublica
From the Riverfront Times, 20 Tiny Restaurants You Should Have Tried By Now. The first one on the list is Fozzie's Sandwich Emporium which is 2 minutes from the Seminary campus on Big Bend near the entrance to Highway 40/64.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
A tweet this morning from @lifesite (Life Site News) ""Nano," a 20-year-old Norwegian woman, says she realized at 16 that she is, in fact, a cat." And a great response from @brithume (Brit Hume) "Preview of coming attractions in a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
Y98's Lance Hilldebrand's tally of ladders and mattresses landing on St Louis highways is now: Ladders 27 Mattresses 20. But today he reports that a lawnmower is sitting in the westbound lanes of I-70 near the Blanchette Bridge. I can't... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
Here is a bit of short range forecasting of the economy/spending trends/job opportunities coming in the next decade. "You've probably got more of a chance walking dogs for a living than teaching kids in the coming decade's labor market." This... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
An article by Leslie Barker in the Dallas Morning News asks the question: "What's germier than a toilet seat?" And you may be surprised to learn that toilet seats are the least of our problems where germs are concerned. Here... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
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The seminary campus always has a pair of hawks who sit way up high on the radio tower or camouflaged in trees. They will sit quietly until they see some prey and then swoop down on it. At the moment... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
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Founded in 1764 by Pierre Laclede Linguest who received a land grant from the king of France. He and his 13 year old scout, Auguste Chouteau, chose this site as a fur trading post. Those two names are certainly still... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
Earlier this morning KMOX's Brett Blume had a story which announced that today Schnuck's would begin its new home delivery system, partnering with Instacart. You order online and the groceries are brought to your house. Whoops. A couple of hours... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
In the food world, nothing ever stays the same. What was thought to be true nutritionally suddenly becomes not so great. And so we find a story today telling us that "These Health Foods May Be Bad For You." Each... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
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I learned something new this morning and it will make reading online news stories so much easier. Most news websites are just cluttered with ads, some moving, some slowly covering the screen, in the middle of a story, on the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
"We are all Mia the distracted Beagle" If you paid any attention at all to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, even merely looking at story headlines, you'd have known that Mia was supposed to do an agility course and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
That is probably true given his age. When I think of the Spanish american war my mind just goes to the rough riders.
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This is a question I ask every year. I even tweet at Westminster-#WKCDogShow and never get an answer back. Well, finally someone else thought to find an answer to this question. I mean, seriously? A Golden Retriever has never won?... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
Last September it was announced that Ted Drewes received an award for being the World's Best Ice Cream. I honestly don't remember hearing about this back then, but yesterday a big trophy arrived from Ireland and was given to Ted... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
Yes, Ann, pretty amazing.
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Yes, that is what I'm going to tonight and tomorrow night. The dogs. The annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show takes up two nights and this just has to be better than all the cable news screaming. Each year I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at respublica
This is the best story of the day. I bet navy personnel are having a great time doing this, I'd sure enjoy watching trucks get catapulted into the air and down into the sea. As it turns out they are... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at respublica
I think he had to carry a drum. In the back.
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I was going through old photos today and came across this really old picture of my grandfather who signed up with Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders back in 1898. The story told in the family was that he was way to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at respublica
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I love this old picture. Click to enlarge to see all the detail. I don't know what grocery store this is or what city, but it is just full of interesting bits and pieces from the clothes shoppers and clerks... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at respublica
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Got a call early yesterday morning from our Collinsville next door neighbor who told me our street was filling up with water. He thought we had a water main break but couldn't tell if the break was in front of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at respublica
It's interesting that our national political media never mentions that the 9th Circuit Court has an 80 percent reversal rate. Seems like an important piece of the news. Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at respublica