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In few arenas is contentiousness more prevalent than in politics. I was heartened to read this piece in Time magazine, where U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) shared, “I’m grateful for the late Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA), who taught me that the bonds of friendship are stronger than any partisan pull. When...

Sean Dietrich GOOD

GOOD By Sean Dietrich It’s early. I am on the road this morning. I stopped for breakfast at McDonald’s. I know the food’s not good for me, but Egg McMuffins and I have a long history. There’s a man here with his daughter. They’re in the booth behind me. He talks to...
10 Ways to Shift Your Mood Feeling moody? It happens to us all. One minute we are flying high and happy, and the next we can be ready to scream. And if you are not accepting your emotions or feelings, and instead you are burying them behind sugar, booze or...
A Lotus Life by Lauren Catanese We all have been given an incredible opportunity. A chance to create, build, manifest, dream, achieve, heal and grow. We have been blessed with the sensational and magical gift of life. What will you do with yours? At the end of the day it...
By Rev. Pete Hyde There was something different about that particular morning.  When I awoke, I could not put my finger on it, but something was different, something was missing.  As I got ready to face another day, I dismissed the wonderings and went about my day, soon forgetting about...

Just Sayin

Float A singularity I float alone, in the water that you're all reeling Staying afloat only by my talent to scope a feeling I can cope with 1,000 blows to break a single ceiling Glass chandeliers and Champaign sipped in bad taste We celebrate the death of a mad man on word that was...

My Kin

By Sean Dietrich A crowded restaurant. I’m eating breakfast with my mother and sister. The newest addition to our family is here, too. My niece. She’s a toddler with reddish hair and the face of a renaissance cherub. Right now, she’s in a highchair, eating crayons, pooping her britches. She’s...
By Kirk McCarley “Your talent is God’s gift to you.  What you do with it is your gift back to God.”  Leo Buscaglia Nearly a century ago, in 1920, he cracked 54 home runs, more than all but one other major league team!  The runner up that year, George Sisler, had...
By Rev. Pete Hyde He sits at the bar slowly turning his wedding ring only stopping to reach for the drink sitting in a pool of condensation and melted ice.  The words race through his mind. “What happened ?  How did I end up here? I thought I had it...
A Lesson From Bob Gibson: Facing Tough Competition By Kirk McCarley Having spent the better part of this millennium in St. Louis I became an avid follower of the Cardinals. Time spent at the current Busch Stadium and its predecessor was a slice of baseball heaven. St. Louis boasts one of the...

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