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The Riverfront Times posted a story today with the headline: "Where to get Drunk in St. Louis if you're Broke" Quite honestly I did not click on or read this story because it's mostly click bait, but with a terrible... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at respublica
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The history of Kruta Bakery has been written up in many news reports the past week, 100 years in the same family. The best part is, the bakery goods are the best of any bakery. Oh, I know lots of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
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The Cucuzza plants we planted early this summer behind our garage in Collinsville have gone crazy. They grew so big and so tall and so bushy they practically took over the back side of our yard. And, we did get... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
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Last night the seminary faculty had a pre-school year gathering at the Science Center to walk through the Pompeii exhibition. Everything shown was from the city of Pompeii which ceased to exist after a volcano completely covered it. All the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
The bond market must have fallen big time yesterday and the term 'inverted yield' is all over the news. What the heck is it? I have no idea because the entire financial world is a mystery to me. But a... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
A couple of ladders hit local highways yesterday afternoon one on EB 70 at Lindbergh and the other on WB 64 at Chesterfield bridge. Ladders 74 Mattresses 72 Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
Today I plan to get into our vegetable garden and remove most of the stuff which has been destroyed by squirrels. I'll keep the tomato plants which have never turned red because the squirrels grab the green ones. But I... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
Weather guy at KSDK, Chester Lampkin, wrote this morning that St. Louis is on pace for the wettest year on record. "No year has recorded more rain through August 14th than 2019." I believe it and that includes the snow... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
In January of 2018, the two daughters of our landscape director, Gayle, headed for Ireland and wrote very entertaining blog posts on their experiences. Now a year and a half later they are at it again, this time relating their... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
It's not supposed to rain in August and especially not as much rain as its been dropping. The grass should be dry and browning, but, no, it's green and growing. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
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This weekend Dale preached for a church's anniversary in northern Kansas. This church was in a rural area by itself, there was no town nearby. All the roads leading to it were gravel which meant the parking lot looked like... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at respublica
Here is a new mattress story which does not take place on a highway. "Someone threw a mattress out of a high rise window in Chicago's West Loop, nearly hitting a person on the street Sunday night." It landed on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at respublica
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The past day or two it's been all about a learning curve trying to figure out the science involved in taking photos with a crystal ball. It really is a science-light, refraction, inverted images etc. So far I've had many... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2019 at respublica
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When my sister came over to St. Louis for a short visit this week, she brought me a Crystal Ball. This ball is not for fortune telling but for photography. It seems this way to take photos is gaining in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2019 at respublica
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I guess what you'd call what has been happening on our street this week is sandblasting. Workers arrived with multiple ladders and saws and blowers in order to take out old grout in the brick work of a couple houses... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2019 at respublica
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Our side yard is filled with Celome flowers right now. They are commonly known as spider flowers or spider plants. They will drop their seeds at some point and the seeds will be next years blooms. We've never seen so... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2019 at respublica
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I came across this chart on dogs emotional life and the things that help or hurt. Now I realize we can't get into a dog's head, but this is actually pretty good. click to enlarge in order to read it. Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2019 at respublica
Watching the local news and following traffic reporters on Twitter, I noticed a lot of accidents being reported this morning. Some have been really bad. So what makes this day different from other days? Well, it was dark with clouds,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2019 at respublica
This has been a year of new beginnings medically speaking. First, our long time dentist retired and sold his practice to a dental medical group. Then a week ago when I went in to see about getting a new pair... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2019 at respublica
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This is truly sad. Keller Farms in Collinsville put a notice on Facebook this week that August 11 will be the last day they will be selling their sweet corn. This year's crop has been outstanding, tender, sweet, perfect ears... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2019 at respublica
Here is something I've wondered about, not being someone who has ever gone on a float trip. How do people who float down rivers get back to where they started? I'd assume their beginning point had most of their stuff... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2019 at respublica
Food people have come out with some weird concoctions in recent years, but this takes the cake...or the ice cream. August 3rd is National Mustard Day for some reason and French's mustard is going to introduce Mustard Ice Cream in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at respublica
Here it is August, June and July went by in 5 minutes. This morning a ladder hit I-44 near Union. This brings the 7 month total of ladders and mattresses on the roads to a tie. Mattresses 69 Ladders 69 Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at respublica
Last night I watched part of the democratic debate and during one of the breaks there came a commercial for a new movie about to hit theaters. The Art of Racing in the Rain will open on August 9th and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at respublica
I rather like Ben and Jerry's ice cream mainly because the chocolate seems to be real chocolate, dark and creamy and rich. Too many chocolate ice creams are such a pale beige you'd think it was a darker vanilla. But,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at respublica