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Re: Religion by other means — Aug. 9th letter to the editor more
Dear Reflex audience, more
Politics, you might say, is religion by other means. It is proudly denominational. It has it’s own prophets, apocalypticists, wild-eyed adherents and “true believers” and has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the sins of rival churches. more
Do any of you have a mobile phone? Stupid question, huh? We ‘all’ have one! We all depend on them heavily since the hard line phones went away like the ‘Dodo bird.’ more
Once upon a time many of our public meetings opened with prayer. more
There are times when historical moments pass before your eyes. Some are monumental, while others are only important to your immediate life. more
This past weekend, I was doing some online searching of old songs that I loved from the 1980s and 1990s. I would YouTube the music video and be taken down musical memory lane. Some of the songs that would come up in the “Maybe you would like” list were great songs I hadn’t heard for a long time and almost forgotten about. I have to say that, in my opinion, the music of the 80s and 90s were some of the best ever written and performed. more
Catching an Indian runner duck is harder than you might think. As their name implies, the ducks run — en masse. Like flying geese that veer whichever way the leader heads or sheep that follow one another off a cliff, a group of Indian runner ducks acts as a single organism at times, moving in a swarm. more
I am sitting at this writing on a sofa set catawampus in a living room cluttered with stacks of cardboard boxes, pieces of furniture, luggage and computer parts, recuperating from the exertion of two hours spent unloading a truck about half the size of a railroad boxcar. more
I told someone last week I was going to the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Fireworks Museum. They acted shocked that a museum focusing on fireworks was strange for Dallas County. more
Long before Missouri conservation agents would confirm their presence, some of us who hunted the remote woods of Dallas County were certain the hills and hollers along the Niangua River harbored black bears. more
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