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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
(September 20)

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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Nothing is Impossible Movie
by Rusty Wright (Sep 30, 2022)

Hoops, romance, second chances…


A Prayer for God's Reign
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Sep 20, 2022)

Passing the crown to King Charles, after a reign longer than the lives of most of Queen Elizabeth;s subjects…


Who Do You Trust? (2022)
by Stu Johnson (Sep 17, 2022)

The Gallup survey on Confidence in American Institutions shows 10 of 16 hitting all-time lows in 2022. That begs the question, do we just shake our heads as we point to 'THEM,' or ask 'what does this say about US'?…


May God Save the Queen
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Sep 17, 2022)

Remembering Great Britain's longest reigning monarch…


What if It Does and They Don't?
by Garrison Keillor (Sep 15, 2022)

Thoughts of rising sea levels, politics, and an ode to the pig whose mitral valve saved my life…


Lessons from the Fall
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Sep 10, 2022)

Favorite Jim Ryan failed to qualify for his event in the Munich Olympics 50 years ago…


What Has Been Done for Me Back in Minnesota
by Garrison Keillor (Sep 8, 2022)

Lessons from open-heart surgery: Nursing is the occupation that comes closest to what Jesus told His followers to do —bathing the poor, feeding them, adjusting their pillows, making small talk to reassure them of their humanity…


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…


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…


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

Labor Day reflections…


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

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


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 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…


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

A guide to ferreting out falsehoods…



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