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Late May and early June are when we start seeing and feeling the darn biting gnats. Every year around this time they come. They''re small but their bite is as itchy as it's possible to be. I made the mistake... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at respublica
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We spent the Memorial Day weekend in Collinsville attempting to get some work done on the house before we move over for good. Dale got distracted and involved with making his bookshelves which are turning out nice and probably necessary... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at respublica
Lots of news about Missouri's opening up business and resorts today. The main news report we've seen over and over this morning is all the people packed together in pools and bars and restaurants in the Ozarks. Actually a pool... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
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We've been living with the Coronavirus shut-down for almost 3 months and in that time we sat through daily, almost hourly, updates. Now some states are opening, some are staying closed. Some open ones have different levels of openings while... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
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Here on the seminary campus we've planted watermelons for a number of years. These have been of the small variety because we were never certain of the length of the growing season. Plus, smaller melons are easier to deal with.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
After weeks of wiping down every single thing that comes into our house from the grocery store or anywhere else, wiping down the steering wheel of the car and the doors, wiping door knobs etc etc, because it was said... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
News that is, but shouldn't be, surprising. "For two months Midwesterners have been fleeing to the Lake of the Ozarks from cities and states shut down by coronavirus, and local business owners say they’re seeing signs the coming Memorial Day... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
As if the country hasn't had enough this year, along comes this headline: "Millions of Cicadas are set to emerge after developing for 17 years underground." All I can to this is, "Of course they are". We may as well... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
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It is unreal how things are growing this year. Trees are bushy-er than I've ever seen and plant life, oh my. This may well be a result of very little human interaction with nature. No one to pick or clip... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
I've realized most of the employees of grocery stores and probably Walmart, Target etc, are not at all given to be friendly or even given to make eye contact. Shoppers are pretty much following the same practice. It's been something... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
I've missed a couple from last week Mattresses 36 Ladders 37 Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
In the post below I told of shopping cart putter backers cranks, here is another example of how cranky we're all getting these days. "We need to stop worrying about runners and cyclists without a mask and instead be concerned... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
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I woke up this morning to see a tweet from Dan McLaughlin in which he shared someone's theory on shopping carts. The responses to this and the linked tweet were unending with people argumentatively taking both sides. Here is the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
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So many restaurants have gone to drive-up pick-up these days and many are grateful for this. We haven't done this as yet, I still worry about everything beyond this house. However I do give the photos of these restaurant's a... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2020 at respublica
This Covid19 home bound business has had us having to make all dinners at home which means coming up with more variety. Dale would eat pasta every night, especially white pasta. All that takes is any size spaghetti noodles (he... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2020 at respublica
Posted May 18, 2020 at respublica
As I promised, or threatened the other day, here is Laura Bush's recipe for Baked Potato Soup. In reality it isn't really baked potato, it's mashed potato soup. Unless she baked her potatoes before she mashed them. In any event,... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2020 at respublica
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These have nothing to do with graduation, but I found them interesting. First was a sod company laying sod at one of the faculty homes. What was fascinating was how they did this. Big truck rolled in holding huge bales... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2020 at respublica
While going through a kitchen drawer in Collinsville I came across myriad manuals that come with things we've bought over the years. For instance, our stove, refrigerator, grill etc...Many manuals are for things we no longer own and have replaced.... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2020 at respublica
Posted May 14, 2020 at respublica
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One of northern Virginia's (DC area) more famous restaurants has come up with a very original plan for when they will be allowed to re-open. Since re-opening will have restrictions regarding separating diners by certain distances, they have been gathering... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2020 at respublica
Saw this from one of our former students and now pastor: "For every expert, there is an equal and opposing expert. Please don't lob statistics at one another like grenades. Love one another." The expert thing is so true. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2020 at respublica
KSDK's Allie Corey put this up at the end of the broadcast today: We've heard this many times: Some see the glass as half full, some see the glass as half empty. But the glass is refillable. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2020 at respublica
KSDK's traffic and fitness reporter, Monica Adams who is married to a St. Louis policeman, mentioned this on Twitter today: "My husband has said heads are getting hot and the pandemic is really starting to show in mental health cases.... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2020 at respublica
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This has to be one of the most insane articles published during this pandemic era. It was put up by some sort of realtor/ home ownership website and I saw it when a regular news outlet shared it. The title... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2020 at respublica