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Had the chance to go to a high school graduation party this afternoon held at the Willoughby Farm right in the middle of Collinsville. If you haven't been there recently you should go, it's a farm like the old days.... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at respublica
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Many years ago Dale was given an old Divco milk truck from the Farm Fresh owners down in Chester, the kind of truck which was once used in home dairy delivers. For some time the old truck was taking up... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
As of today the total of mattresses and ladders which fall onto St. Louis highways stands at: Mattresses 90 Ladders 52 I have wondered why so many mattresses fall onto roadways but after reading a request from someone who asked... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
Last night voters in Great Britain voted to leave the EU-Brexit. I honestly don't understand what this means or even what it ever meant to form a European Union in the first place. Someone said the original idea was to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
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An interesting article on "10 Things on Your Desk to Throw Away". The point is that too much clutter can cloud our concentration and most of the stuff isn't necessary. "When in doubt, throw it out." I can kind of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
The Lutheran Church Charities Comfort Dog program has received a lot of national attention during the aftermath of the Orlando murders. 12 of these Golden Retrievers who spend their days helping to make people under stress, tragedy or loneliness feel... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
This short bit of humor from the New Yorker gets it exactly right. The title is, "Please, Oh, Please, Update Adobe Flash" This is perfect for me this morning because my web pages will stop working and then a little... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
IDOT has announced that due to the Illinois budget impasse they will be stopping all road construction on June 30th. My first reaction to this was, "yay!" but then gave it a bit more thought. Does this mean they just... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
Metro Link controversy is in the St. Louis news...again. What's it been, several decades? St. Louis Mayor Slay wants a north south extension to the light rail and announced that opinion yesterday. Then, St. Louis Country executive, Steve Stenger, voiced... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
Tonight will see a Strawberry moon which will also be full and present on the first day of summer. A strawberry full moon hasn't happened on the summer solstice since 1948. Cool, I thought. A red hued full moon to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
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After church this morning Lizzie, Darren and the 3 boys came by and we loaded up the car and headed out to the town in which Dale began his ministry. Back when we were really really young. Each Father's Day... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
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This is how our buddy Ferdie felt last night after slogging through a long hot week. We did too. Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2016 at respublica
"The nearly 7,000 members of Teamsters Local 688 plan to boycott Schnucks Markets Inc. following the grocery chain’s decision to lay off more than 200 union warehouse employees and outsource the jobs." I'm assuming the hope is that many other... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at respublica
Since Microsoft downloaded Windows 10 unbidden to my computer I've noticed day by day that it is much slower. I'm guessing I'm going to have to spend some time eliminating files or some such to help speed things up. Some... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at respublica
Yes the Illinois budget is in a standoff. Yes Illinois is in a financial crisis. But oh, yeah, we need to borrow 550 million dollars for road construction. The state got a low interest rate on this loan, but could... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at respublica
It's been unsufferably hot this week, it's way too early for this kind of heat and very few people have had time to acclimate themselves to this. When Katie began cross country training the summer before her freshman year in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at respublica
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iPhones have the option for owners to put in a 4 digit number to keep the information safe should the phone get stolen or lost. However, it occurred to me today after reading a story that that passcode wall may... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at respublica
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Last Saturday Christian came by about the time the Belmont Stakes horse race was about to begin. After watching the race we got to talking about that sport and I asked if he and Connor would like to go and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at respublica
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Lutheran Church Charities has a Comfort Dog program which brings comfort and love to those who are hurting, sick, lonely. The dogs are all Golden Retrievers, trained from puppy on to be petted and hugged. There are now 100 of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at respublica
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Yesterday we were in Hillsboro Missouri for the ordination of one of our recent graduates, Mark Harriss. It was a very hot day, but the proceedings were beautiful. The church Mark will serve as pastor sits outside of the city... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at respublica
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Not just for dogs, but kids and babies as well. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2016 at respublica
Truly. We have. A Chicago Tribune story this morning on a new Adult Diaper store in the suburb of Mt. Prospect. It caters to adults who like to wear diapers and sit on floors surrounded by oversized kids toys. Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at respublica
Today is June 10th, two weeks before the official first day of summer, and before it was even light outside I opened up my email page to find an announcement from Talbots touting their summer sale. Here's what bothers me... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at respublica
This is almost surreal and an update to yesterday's post about things that fall off cars and trucks onto St. Louis interstates. These hit the pavement already this morning, and as amusing as they may be, they can cause accidents.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at respublica