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Diane Meyer
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Riverfront Times restaurant critic/reviewer has a look at the much improved Art Museum restaurant, Panorama. When it first opened after a renovation a year ago or so, most critics absolutely hated the food as did the average museum goer. So... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
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Map of the US from ESPN SportsNation showing who is rooting for the Royals and who is rooting for the Giants in this World Series. Blue is Royals, red is Giants. Heh. But a bit of the blues...so to speak...for... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
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KSDK meteorologist, Cindy Preszler, put out a chart showing what time of day we'll be noticing a solar eclipse tomorrow. Late afternoon. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
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This hasn't been the prettiest Fall so far, some random trees are showing brilliantly (Sugar Maples, Burning Bushes) but the rest are still green or turning brown and dropping their leaves. I went around yesterday trying to get some color.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
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Often when a tree is taken down here on campus, students or staff walk by and question why that beautiful tree is coming down. Here is a recent example of why. Trees don't live forever regardless of the mythology surrounding... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
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The new frontage at city hall really looks good. The brick wall is a nice addition...as long as some crazy ironwork and flower sculpure doesn't appear. That was snarky I know, but the wall by the Catholic church at Vandalia... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
This quote from an IDOT official was made on October 2nd, when a new set of stoplights was installed at Park and Vandalia (Shop N Save). This set of lights competes with the longtime lights at Wycliffe and Vandalia 100... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
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On Saturday the seminary campus was the site of the second annual Brew in the Lou festival featuring all kinds of vendors handing out samples of food, beer and wine as well as trinkets. The event was heavily attended by... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
do you mean David Gregory? He was just ahead of Chuck Todd, let go because there was some unhappiness with him at NBC
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"Incompetence always surrounds itself with incompetence, rarely listens to others, distrusts competence, seeks the echo chamber." Quote from @noble150 on Twitter Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
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Even though St. Louis baseball fans are sorry the Cardinals are out of the World Series, it's fun to see how quickly we all recovered and, as one, became Kansas City Royals fans. KC? You have total support coming out... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
Just maybe we shouldn't be placing blame for the Ebola crisis on politicians and political parties. All of a sudden the Ebola freak out has all the media big shots telling us it's all the fault of republicans or all... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
Ugh. There's nothing like plumbing issues. In our case the toilet in the basement in Collinsville kept running even after we turned the shut off valve to off, it just wasn't doing its job anymore. So far this fix it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at respublica
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What Dale does when he sees a chance ot have some fun on campus. Hitch a ride on the replica 1800's CFW Walther buggy. Minus the horse of course. Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at respublica
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So Katie, thinking of Halloween (my guess) went and got an Elsa wig. So happy he can't contain himself Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at respublica
Not killed in this area.
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The Ebola disease has many of us living with the beginnings of paranoia. Tell me you haven't gone over the threat of this disease in your mind. Yesterday I was in Bed Bath and Beyond picking up something and when... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at respublica
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For some years St. Louis area organizations involved with plant life have been publicizing the urgency of erradicating the bush Honeysuckle which grows prolifically. Not only does it grow like crazy, it takes over the landscape and suffocates everything in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at respublica
The outbreak of news recently which continues through the nights has been very unsettling. There are so many awful things going on that it doesn't pay to give close attention right before going to bed or sleep won't come. On... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at respublica
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Storms yesterday brought tornados to some areas of the Metro East and I came across this news update from Fox2 News via local storm chaser, Dan Robinson: "Tornado touches down near Venedy Illinois" and had an accompanying photo. Venedy! Whoa,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at respublica
I will do that!
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During some rain on Saturday I toodled around on Etsy and since we'd just completed a two day 175th anniversary celebration on campus, I typed in Concordia Seminary to the Etsy search box and this came up for sale. Described... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at respublica
Here's what you get when reporters actually ask questions. "Airborne Transmission of Ebola Has not Been Studied." The fact that the NIH hasn't studied Ebola has nothing to do with money. Money they've had, but chose to spend their money... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at respublica
Diane, my sister wrote me yesterday and said the same thing. After spending most of the day pulling up the carpet, pads, furring strips and pad staples, I am pretty sure I don't want to be hunched over doing the sanding.
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2014 on Stairway re-do at respublica
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