Avenue of the Saints

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When I lived in Iowa, in the last part of the 20th century, the Avenue of the Saints was under construction.  It was the concept of an engineer who wanted drivers to have a direct route between St. Paul, Minnesota, and St. Louis, Missouri.  The road is over 500 miles long. I wasn’t really aware… Continue Reading Avenue of the Saints

The First Time

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On Sunday evening, ABC aired the 93rd Annual Academy Award ceremonies.  This year’s presentation was different. Presenters, nominees and the audience maintained social distancing.  Interviewers on the red carpet remained a safe distance from the celebrities who stopped by their microphones.  Since the show has been without hosts since 2018, its producers have come up… Continue Reading The First Time

And So, We Begin Again

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Today is Epiphany, the day the Wise Men found the baby Jesus.  Their story is told in the first 12 verses of Matthew Chapter 2.  The author of Matthew doesn’t really describe those who were in the entourage, which first traveled to Jerusalem seeking the King of the Jews.  When King Herod and his court… Continue Reading And So, We Begin Again

The Birth of a King

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I lived in Memphis, Tennessee for several years.  There were two dates that, as a resident, I dreaded.  One was August 16, and the other was January 8.  For those of you who are not Elvis Presley fans, the August date was his death and today is his birthdate.  Had he lived, Elvis would be… Continue Reading The Birth of a King