Dear Bob, here are some photos of my life here on the campus of Concordia Seminary. I love kids, working with the grounds crew, swimming, playing with my dog friends, and especially my own family people.
Ree Drummond has one of the best websites around and if you haven't read her, you need to take a look. Her recipes, dogs, kids, ranch, husband, horses all abound day to day and she uses her photography skills to bring everything she writes come alive.
I've been looking forward to her show all summer.
The Food Network channel number in St. Louis on Charter is 62 or if you have a high definition set up it is 760.
It occurred to me last night that 7 years ago, July 31, 2004, I began this blog. So many things happened during those years, local, state, national and personal that it would be impossible to recount them this morning.
I've loved every hour I've spent on Respublica and have enjoyed everyone I've met across the web as a result of it.
There is still no place on the web or on tv which gives a better glimpse into the goings on in Madison than Ann Althouse.
After yesterday's vote by the state legislature and the ensuing rush of protesters (again) piling into the capitol, Ann's husband Meade (new media Meade) was right there with his video and still cameras.
The photos are amazing, capturing every detail of the protesters, the rotunda, the police. Ann's descriptions of the who, what, why, where and how outpace any of the journalists covering the situation. Then Ann comes at the day's events from the area of law, her speciality.
Ann Althouse is doing such a terrific job of sorting out what's going on with the union protests in Madison this week. She's armed with using her camera and video cam, bringing us images we might not see on tv. Her short video interviews of some of the protesters are great, she's polite, friendly and curious, but still tries to get people to explain exactly what they are thinking.
I'm just going to link her website as a whole because her posts on the situation go one after another. Really good stuff if you like sociology and politics.
RFT: (The Blog) is snapshot after snapshot of nasty-looking polyester hair extensions: chunks of weave on the sidewalk, chunks of weave in the gutter, chunks of weave dangling from barbed wire. It's like a little piece of roadkill, adorning the streets of our fair city. Call it found art, call it schadenfreude, call it whatever you want — we call it the best blog in St. Louis."
The story of Collinsville's new ban on the rolling Stippermobile made it onto the Fark website. Every day Fark posts funny one liner takes on unusual stories from all over the country and often around the world.