Tag Archives: Missouri

Turning 21

The other day, my oldest daughter, Rachel, turned 21. Now, Rachel was not actually a teenager anyway—other people might call her an old soul, but I say God somehow snuck a grandma into teenage clothes and sent her my way. … Continue reading

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The Friday Rant: Midwest weather

The midwest is normally so beautiful — bright green everywhere, trees crowding the hills, lots of creeks and rivers and lakes. So how the heck has it come to this? This is the creek by my house: See the dead grass? The … Continue reading

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The Friday Rant: When do we stop paying?

Someone put out a Facebook message that thanked Missouri, Kentucky, and Florida for passing laws requiring a person to pass a drug test before being put on welfare. He made the point that, though some people are complaining this is unconstitutional … Continue reading

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Kitten firsts

The funnest thing about having a baby — including a baby cat — is seeing the world new through their eyes. When you watch a child do all the things you take for granted for the first time, like lying … Continue reading

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The Friday Rant: There’s evil, and then there’s crazy

Here in Missouri, a horrible crime was committed two years ago. (Have you ever noticed how much really weird crap happens here in Missouri? I cringe every time we show up on the news.) A 15-year-old girl named Alyssa Bustamante … Continue reading

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