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How Sweet the Sound
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You Will Get it Wrong, But . . .
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I Am Giving Up Anger
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A Jack of All Trades
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Squeezing Good Out of Bad
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Advice for a Brown-Eyed Girl
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Being with Nice People
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Got neck and back pain? Break up your day with these 5 exercises for relief…


COVID-19 Perspectives for December 2022
by Stu Johnson (Jan 11, 2023)

Is it over? Afraid not. But behind the near-hysteria over a tripledemic and the latest COVID variant with the menacing name of Kracken there is still reason to be watchful. So, what in the world is going on with the pandemic that won't quit?…


A Hike to Times Square and Back
by Garrison Keillor (Jan 6, 2023)

And then it comes back to me, the memory of Times Square in 1953, I was eleven, on a trip with my father…


The Twelvth Day of Christmas
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On the eve of Epiphany there are a multitude of sounds to consider…


The Christmas Plaid
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Finding the true meaning of Christmas in a holiday decoration…


The 12 Sites of Christmas (2022)
by James N. Watkins (Dec 30, 2022)

Jim updates his annual list of posts offering Hope & Humor for the holiday season and preparation for a new year…


A Miraculous Evening on Sixth Avenue
by Garrison Keillor (Dec 28, 2022)

A miracle occurred, not on 34th Street but on 50th. My love and I and our beautiful daughter took the C train down to see the enormous perfect tree at Rockefeller Center and to see the Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes…


A Season for Music
by Stu Johnson (Dec 24, 2022)

Flash Mobs, Virtual Choirs and other ways to celebrate and extend the Christmas season with music…


'Twas the Night Before Christmas (2022)
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Recalling the nativity of Jesus from a contemporary perspective…


I Wanna Dance Movie
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Whitney Houston's success and struggles…


December 2022 by the Numbers
by US Census Bureau Staff (Dec 23, 2022)

Interesting facts and figures about the holiday season…


Waiting for Christmas, Wishing for Snow
by Garrison Keillor (Dec 22, 2022)

When snow falls in Manhattan, it’s magical, you’re in an O. Henry story about Christmas, and all the kids shut up in apartments come out with sheets of plastic or cardboard and go sliding on whatever slope is available…


What if Jesus Had Never Been Born?
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Dec 17, 2022)

A short story by Philip Van Doren Stern became a screenplay we know as 'It's a Wonderful Life'…


The 30 Best Christmas Movies of All Time
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A Rainy December Day, Long Thoughts Therein
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I saw the phrase 'friendship recession' in a headline last week, which has a musical swing to it but refers to growing social isolation…


What a 'Tripeldemic' Means to Your Body
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COVID-19 Perspectives for November 2022
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For most of us in America COVID seems more nuisance now than threat, but it continues to surge in the Far East and with winter approaching there are fears of a 'tripledemic'…


Thank God for Lucy!
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Dec 13, 2022)

December 13 is the feast day for Saint Lucia…


Intersections: Reflections on Faith & Life
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Dec 10, 2022)

This newly released volume is an anthology of twenty years of newspaper columns written by Greg…


Sick in Hotel Room, Thinking Back
by Garrison Keillor (Dec 8, 2022)

This would've been a good story for the college kids to hear but of course they have no interest in listening to an old man talk about the 20th century. To them, 1964 is next door to 1864 and the Civil War…


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Squeezing Good Out of Bad
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Father Time Advises a Brown-Eyed Girl
by Garrison Keillor (Jan 19, 2023)

Emily, God bless your idealism and the hard work required, but there has to be joy too. Nothing good can be accomplished without joy. I think Emerson said that. If not, he should’ve…


A Jack of All Trades
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Jan 21, 2023)

Pastor Jack Hayford died on January 8, 2023 at the age of eighty-eight…


Finding Relief from Neck and Back Pain
by Bara Vaida/NPR (Jan 13, 2023)

Got neck and back pain? Break up your day with these 5 exercises for relief…


May Your Prophets Find the Courage
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Jan 14, 2023)

New hymn lyrics for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance…


A Pleasant Night with Nice People in LA
by Garrison Keillor (Jan 13, 2023)

People could go hear a lecture on the coming water shortage in the Southwest or come hear me tell you that life is pretty good and could be worse but even if bad things happen there is a great deal of kindness in the world…


COVID-19 Perspectives for December 2022
by Stu Johnson (Jan 11, 2023)

Is it over? Afraid not. But behind the near-hysteria over a tripledemic and the latest COVID variant with the menacing name of Kracken there is still reason to be watchful. So, what in the world is going on with the pandemic that won't quit?…


A Hike to Times Square and Back
by Garrison Keillor (Jan 6, 2023)

And then it comes back to me, the memory of Times Square in 1953, I was eleven, on a trip with my father…


The Twelvth Day of Christmas
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Jan 5, 2023)

On the eve of Epiphany there are a multitude of sounds to consider…


The 12 Sites of Christmas (2022)
by James N. Watkins (Dec 30, 2022)

Jim updates his annual list of posts offering Hope & Humor for the holiday season and preparation for a new year…


The Christmas Plaid
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Dec 31, 2022)

Finding the true meaning of Christmas in a holiday decoration…


A Miraculous Evening on Sixth Avenue
by Garrison Keillor (Dec 28, 2022)

A miracle occurred, not on 34th Street but on 50th. My love and I and our beautiful daughter took the C train down to see the enormous perfect tree at Rockefeller Center and to see the Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes…


A Season for Music
by Stu Johnson (Dec 24, 2022)

Flash Mobs, Virtual Choirs and other ways to celebrate and extend the Christmas season with music…


'Twas the Night Before Christmas (2022)
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Dec 24, 2022)

Recalling the nativity of Jesus from a contemporary perspective…


December 2022 by the Numbers
by US Census Bureau Staff (Dec 23, 2022)

Interesting facts and figures about the holiday season…


I Wanna Dance Movie
by Rusty Wright (Dec 23, 2022)

Whitney Houston's success and struggles…


Waiting for Christmas, Wishing for Snow
by Garrison Keillor (Dec 22, 2022)

When snow falls in Manhattan, it’s magical, you’re in an O. Henry story about Christmas, and all the kids shut up in apartments come out with sheets of plastic or cardboard and go sliding on whatever slope is available…


A Rainy December Day, Long Thoughts Therein
by Garrison Keillor (Dec 15, 2022)

I saw the phrase 'friendship recession' in a headline last week, which has a musical swing to it but refers to growing social isolation…


What if Jesus Had Never Been Born?
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Dec 17, 2022)

A short story by Philip Van Doren Stern became a screenplay we know as 'It's a Wonderful Life'…


The 30 Best Christmas Movies of All Time
AVclub Contributors (Dec 16, 2022)

From Miracle On 34th Street to The Santa Clause to A Christmas Story (duh), here are the most wonderful films about the most wonderful time of the year…



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