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While doing our morning dog walk today, Sharalyn and I looked up and whoa! there was a big hot air balloon over the roof of a nearby house. A balloon with a big cow on it and flying rather low... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at respublica
According to the Washington Post, lawmakers, administration officials, congressional staffers, diplomats and bureaucrats have found something healthy and bipartisan to compete over: the number of steps they walk each day. Most seem to be wearing the Fitbit fitness counter, others... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at respublica
While reading a news story about Midland Texas being licensed as the 9th U.S. Spaceport, it jumped out at me that Midland airport's official name is Midland International Airport. Midland Texas gets an international airport while St. Louis lost their... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at respublica
Because he wants to run for mayor of St. Louis and this is free publicity for him.
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There are people who Tweet all day long and into the night. One tweet after another, several each hour. I just don't get it. How do they find time to do their work or live their lives? In some cases... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
How many people will buy the new, huge, iPhone 6? I can't really see myself holding a phone half the size of an iPad up to my ear or worse, having to use earbuds to avoid this. No pocket will... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
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Remember that huge periodic table of the elements that hung on every science classroom wall? It wasn't even one of the pull down type of things that could be rolled up and out of sight once in a while. It... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
Kind of a funny Twitter feed from Sean Davis last night as he asked how much do you love science or math on a sliding scale. The back end of the scale was always something silly. Here's one that speaks... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
Getting pretty weary of opinion journalists and politicians telling us what Americans believe, think or feel about every issue. This percentage or that percentage say...blah blah. Here's what this American does not care to hear about: Iowa. Please journalists stay... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
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This cartoon made me laugh out loud last night. Let's be honest. We all dote on our phones a lot during the course of the day. In DC, National Geographic workers laid down a test area. Half the sidewalk is... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
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Francis Scott Key wrote what became our official National Anthem on September 14, 1814 as he watched the last of the smoke die away from the Battle of Baltimore. This pivotal battle of the War of 1812 marked a turning... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
I will have to check our two oaks there today, Frank.
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With calls of FERDIE! FERDIE! the 3rd grade boys on Christian's soccer team made a bee line to him after their game yesterday. This happens on campus everyday when young kids see Ferdie walking. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
Every year we get a chance to study how nature predicts the seasons. Often our interpretations are right, but just as often we're wrong. One of those predictors for what kind of winter we'll have is acorns. Experts tend to... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
"Just saw a recipe for pomegranate guacamole. You people should be ashamed of yourselves." Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
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Seems more like the end of October than mid September Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
Nancy Pelosi in an interview with Bill Maher: Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if Republicans win the Senate. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
The Space Weather Prediction Center (who knew) is warning us that the combined energy from two recent solar events will arrive at Earth on September 13, prompting the Space Weather Prediction Center to issue a strong Geomagnetic Storm Watch. Wowser.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
One of our former students had a post up on Facebook last night describing the problems he had with his non functioning car horn. He asked a car savvy friend about this and was told to check the connections to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
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The 2001 September 11 attacks are something I will never get over. Looking at photos people put up from that day bring it all back and the emotions I had that day remain. It is not just history, it is... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
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The seminary planned a surprise event for Dale yesterday in order to recognize his 40 years in the ministry. His mother and aunt came down for this and their excuse for being here was the previous night's performance of the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
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Dale and 5 other seminary profs and pastors have all memorized large sections of the Gospel book of Mark and have been doing stage presentations in various places. Last week they had a final run through here at the seminary,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at respublica
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Has it really been 8 years? Wow, it doesn't seem possible. Remember this? Just arrived in St. Louis A few days before the wedding Dad smashed his finger between two big rocks. Rehearsal Lizzie and Darren's Christian was the only... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at respublica
The latest garden pest, something new! What would an end of summer be without worrying about the lawn? Army worms have made their way into the St. Louis area and begin as eggs which turn into larvae which turn into... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at respublica
Kukimbia, did Balmoral ask to be included in the slots?
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