Can I Be Happy Now?

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This question is more than just the title of the song Bon Jovi opened their April 7th show in St. Paul with. It’s a question that I am posing to the world. All around me there are lots of bad things going on. People I care about are fighting cancer and other serious illnesses. My sister has been trying to… Read more »

What is a star?

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No, not the heavenly bodies- I am pondering the word “star” in the sense of “famous” or”celebrity”. Specifically- when did anyone who can get on TV for any reason be called a star? I am embarrassed to admit that I have gotten sucked into the latest season of the TV show Dancing with the Star. It’s mostly because of my… Read more »

Privacy please?

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I am not a big fan of conspiracy theorists. Quite frankly I don’t think our government is capable of pulling off a huge hoax so that shoots a hole in the vast majority of the crazy tales I hear.   That being said I do think it’s true that we do have much less privacy than we did even 10… Read more »

Now what?

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I am experiencing a post- Olympic let down this week. I wasn’t even planning on watching much of the Games but I got sucked in about day two and watched it all- skiing, skating, even curling! The only thing I didn’t watch was hockey because that really bores me (and yet I watched curling? Yes, I admit that makes less… Read more »


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Remember when we all thought the year 2000 was so far away it would never come? Even better, remember when we all thought we would be living on the moon and driving spaceships by the year 2010? I am a child of the 80s. I remember very clearly the day my school got its first Apple 2c computer. I was… Read more »

What Does This Mean?

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If you were raised Lutheran (as I was) you heard and read this question many times as a teenager- it’s a staple of Luther’s Small Catechism. It’s been a long time since I’ve been in Confirmation class. But I am a member of a local LCMS church and I do try to attend services a couple times a month. Tonight… Read more »