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A post on St. Louis Urban Review contained a poll which asked readers, "Should Missouri Close Interstate Rest Stops?" Well that stopped me in my tracks. I sure hope Missouri isn't considering doing this, those rest stops are the saving... Continue reading
Posted 43 minutes ago at respublica
This is a fascinating article in Politico, a news outlet well know for its left leaning/democratic favoring, news stories. They bit the bullet and did some research and found that it is true what so many say about our US... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
According to Ancestry.com, it is Smith with 81 records with that name. In the 2000 census there were 2,376,206 Smiths. "Surnames began to come about in the Middle Ages, when people were often identified by their trade. Just about every... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
A way of describing traffic conditions this morning comes from KMOV's Laura Hettiger. "Yikes!" "We are at a glacial pace on the Illinois side on the approach to the Poplar Street Bridge." When the word glacial is used in a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
This is the week of Call Day here at the seminary, on Wednesday second year students will find out where they will vicar next year and concluding students will learn which congregation they will be called to as pastors. It's... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
Joe Scarborough of MSNBC's Morning Joe program tweeted his frustration with Wall Street Journal stories the paper links on Twitter. "Hey @WSJ, I"d love to tweet more of your articles but every time I try to do so from Twitter,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
Two food companies are in the news for rec-calls. Frito Lay announced a re-call (do not eat) for their Jalapeno seasoned chips. They say that the flavored powder was not supplied to them but they are re-calling just to be... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
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Katie's boys, Drew and Jake, are part of a youth fitness for health group in Maryland and they race once a month or so. Today Drew took third in a big group of boys who were older than him. Jake... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
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In the post below I mentioned the danger of tree limbs which fall. Here is an example from the wooded area on the west end of our campus near our border with Fontbonne University. These fell at various time this... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
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Earlier this week a large tree limb fell and killed a man working in front of the US Capitol building in DC. Now Capitol arborists are inspecting 1000's of trees to see if any others pose any danger. This is... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
Thanks Kerri, so nice to hear.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Food! We got food! at respublica
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Pam, this was orphan Grain Train under Pastor Wilke who actually made the trip here with the food. A wonderful man.
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Yesterday I posted about the incoming beef and other groceries which would be given out to everyone here on the seminary campus. There are really no good adjectives to describe this. The Orphan Grain Train/Nebraska meat company brought so many... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
So often people from around the country are so generous to this seminary community it fills me with awe, and thanks to God. Yesterday we all received a notice that read: To all students, faculty and staff: "Free food and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
Recently at least 2 people we know found themselves with a broken iPhone and everything on it was lost. The most painful loss in both cases was all the photos on the phone. We've become a nation of phone picture... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
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One of Mayor Slay’s final actions as Mayor was issuing executive order number 58 to increase the availability of healthy eating options at city owned and operated buildings and facilities. This also applies to vending machines. So what qualifies as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at respublica
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This is an amazing photograph. Everyone headed to Forest Park that Easter Sunday in their early vintage automobiles. Actually, the number of cars in the park and circling the park is almost exactly like it is today. But the fact... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at respublica
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In Caseyville a pony was found wandering around a local street. After police gained his trust enough to get him into the police department, they called local news outlets which then broadcast him on tv. So far no one has... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at respublica
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Lizzie's guys Katie's guys Holy Cross Easter egg hunt between services today Our church's Comfort Dog, Esther, got to come to the egg roll, but she wasn't allowed to have any. So sad. A great morning. Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at respublica
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We're busy with Holy Week and Easter services but in the midst of all this Dale decided it was a good time to re-do and move our potting bench/shelf. Of course it wasn't a matter of just moving it from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2017 at respublica
That was my first thought too, Todd.
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2017 on Not the right knot at respublica
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First there was a crash with injuries on 55 westbound just before the Poplar which stopped traffic for Metro East commuters and then a box truck stalled in the center lane of 55/70 just east of 203. Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at respublica
The St. Louis tally as of this morning. Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at respublica
The Belleville News Democrat Answer Man, Roger Schlueter, received this question: "Why can’t you people fold your newspaper exactly in half? The top half always seems to extend beyond the bottom. This bothers me." Is this something you've ever noticed?... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at respublica
At last! Someone finally did a study on why shoelaces constantly come undone. This happens to me constantly and I've gone so far as to take out the worst lace culprits, the rounded laces, and put in flat laces. This... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at respublica