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Nothing is Impossible Movie
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Why I Want to Be Old
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Skookum, Santa, and God
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Prepare to Be Bold
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A Prayer for God's Reign
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Who Do You Trust? (2022)
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May God Save the Queen
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What if It Does and They Don't?
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Lessons from the Fall
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. . . Back in Minnesota
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Worse Than a Crime, a Mistake
by Sandra J. Saunders / Creators (Sep 7, 2022)

Isolation is essential for vulnerable people who don't want to get long COVID, or worse. But it never made sense to mandate closures that create additional mental and public health problems to contain the virus…


COVID-19 Perspectives for August 2022
by Stu Johnson (Sep 7, 2022)

We'd like to think it's over, but new variants have led to recommendations for a second booster for many Americans—a tactic that has kept death rates down in other countries. So, no, we cannot dismiss it, nor stop reporting on it…


A Tale of Two Mothers
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Sep 3, 2022)

Remembering Diana and Teresa twenty-five years after their deaths…


Is There Life After Work?
by Leona Bergstrom (Sep 3, 2022)

Labor Day reflections…


Into the Tunnel, Thinking in the Dark
by Garrison Keillor (Sep 2, 2022)

The technician said through a speaker, “How are you doing? Not much longer.” Actually, I wished it could be longer…


Vincent van Gogh on Fear, Taking Risks, Making Inspired Mistakes
by Maria Popova / The Marginalian (Aug 27, 2022)

'However meaningless and vain, however dead life appears, the man of faith, of energy, of warmth … steps in and does something.'…


Yes, Virginia, There is a . . .
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Aug 27, 2022)

Hollywood actress Virginia Patton Moss had a wonderful life…


Life Comes in Focus as the Day Approaches
by Garrison Keillor (Aug 26, 2022)

Open-heart surgery didn’t exist when I was a kid; . . . the fact that they imagine a guy of eighty deserves a battery jump is very inspiring…


To Get Out of Your Head, Get Out of Your House
by Arthur C. Books /The Atlantic (Aug 20, 2022)

Spending time in nature can help relieve stress and anxiety…


Forget About Songwriting: Try Fiction
by Garrison Keillor (Aug 19, 2022)

My ambition had been to write limericks, but thank goodness I gave that up. There’s no money in it, just misery.…


Remembering the King!
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Aug 16, 2022)

Elvis Aaron Presley died on August 16, 1977…


How to Tell Science from Psuedoscience
by Natalie Wallington /Popular Science (Aug 13, 2022)

A guide to ferreting out falsehoods…


The Three Amigos
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Aug 13, 2022)

Two men have become mentors to me as we meet regularly to debrief lessons learned on our spiritual journeys…


Drama is Life Trying to Get Our Attention
by Garrison Keillor (Aug 12, 2022)

Carrying anger in your heart is misery in a bottle. . . thoughts on life as an old man prepares for open heart surgery…


How to Support Your Immune System When It's Running Low
by Chloe Gray / Stylist (Aug 12, 2022)

Here’s how to look after your immune system as flu season approaches…


That Pain in the Neck
by Jessica Harris /Stylist (Aug 6, 2022)

Ten stretches and exercises that can treat and prevent neck pain…


Going, Going, Gone!
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Aug 4, 2022)

Vin Scholly, the beloved Dodgers play-by-play announcer waves goodbye…


A Big Event and Then a Major Accouncement
by Garrison Keillor (Aug 4, 2022)

I feel I should go to Iowa this week and meet the donor of the heart valve I'm about to get and express my gratitude…


How Many Hours of Sleep Do Your Actually Need?
by Claire Maldarelli / Popular Science (Jul 30, 2022)

It depends on how well you want your brain to work…


So Long, Wally Cleaver
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Jul 30, 2022)

Tony Dow's death calls to mind the speed at which time passes…


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Sick and Struggling to Pay
by Naom Levey / NPR (Jun 25, 2022)

100 millioin people in the U.S. live with medical debt…


Graduating from the School of Hard Knocks
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Jun 25, 2022)

Chalking up the lessons of life to the experiences of daily living…


Summer Sundays
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Jun 11, 2022)

Summer getaways allow for creative Sunday worship experiences…


Elvis Movie
by Rusty Wright (Jun 17, 2022)

All Shook Up meets Heartbreak Hotel…


COVID-19 Perspectives for June 2022
by Stu Johnson (Jul 12, 2022)

We may think it's over, but COVID continues its relentless spread, with more people becoming infected two or more times, though less likely leading to hospitalization and death as early in the pandemic…


Celebrating Our Day of Independence as a Wonderfully Diverse People
by Robert L. Santos / Direcotr of US Census Bureau (Jul 2, 2022)

Reflections on the expanding embrace of 'We the People'


COVID-19 Perspectives for May 2022
by Stu Johnson (Jun 11, 2022)

COVID continues to shift toward Asia, Europe sees up to half of its population infected, while USA mortality rate stays stuck at 1.2% which is curious compared to countries where mortality is falling…


Blessed Are the Meek for They Shall Inheirit a Shirt
by Garrison Keillor (Jun 17, 2022)

I sat down in a café and enjoyed a croissant. The waiter offered to refill my coffee cup. This is the sort of kindness an old dog takes sustenance from…


Marking a Monarch's Platinum Jubilee
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Jun 4, 2022)

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 70 years on the throne…


Seven Ways You Can Financially Prepare for a Recession
by Michelle Singletary / The Washington Post (Jun 18, 2022)

If a recession is inevitable, here are some financial moves you can make to prepare…


The Author Disembarks Almost
by Garrison Keillor (Jul 22, 2022)

Thoughts of summer—and life—triggered by a New York subway mishap…


Summer Really is Getting Hotter
by Tara Yharlagadda / Inverse (Jul 16, 2022)

How to prepare and stay cool…


The Meaning of Life as it Dawned on Me the Other Night
by Garrison Keillor (Jun 10, 2022)

. . . nonetheless we are independent individuals and we can discern what is true, what is noble and right, what is lovely and admirable and to think on these things…


Some News, As We Know, is Realer than Other News
by Garrison Keillor (Jun 2, 2022)

In the aftermath of Uvalde: Life is good in this beautiful country that God has blessed, and the paranoids in our midst are missing out on all the best stuff…


LGBTQ(IA+) and B-I-B-L-E
by James N. Watkins (Jun 3, 2022)

At the beginning of Pride Month, Jim revisits the issue of gender identity and what the Bible (not religious groups) says about it…


COVID Fatigue and the New Fine Line
by Susan Estrich / Creators (Jul 29, 2022)

Who believes the numbers?…


A Big Event and Then a Major Accouncement
by Garrison Keillor (Aug 4, 2022)

I feel I should go to Iowa this week and meet the donor of the heart valve I'm about to get and express my gratitude…


A Supreme Decision
by James N. Watkins (Jun 24, 2022)

Thoughts on the cultural/political debate likely to intensify following the Supreme Court decision striking down Roe v Wade, sending abortion policy back to the states…


Five COVID Numbers that Don't Make Sense Anymore
by Katerhine Wu / The Atlantic (Jul 9, 2022)

It's long past time to forget them all…


How Many Hours of Sleep Do Your Actually Need?
by Claire Maldarelli / Popular Science (Jul 30, 2022)

It depends on how well you want your brain to work…



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