Author Archives: Steve-O

Hopes and Dreams (This Train)

By Bruce Springsteen Big wheels roll through fields Where sunlight streams Meet me in a land of hope and dreams This train carries saints and sinners This train carries losers and winners This train carries whores and gamblers This train … Continue reading

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St. Augustine on the love of God

When he poses the question, “What do I love when I love my God?” St. Augustine responded: “Not the beauty of any bodily thing, nor the order of seasons, not the brightness of light that rejoices the eye, nor the sweet … Continue reading

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Elvis Presley awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom: Along side Babe Ruth, Justice Antonin Scalia, and Roger Staubach, Elvis Presley (1935-1977) was awarded the nation’s highest civilian commendation. He sold more than a billion records and starred in 31 films. “Some people tap … Continue reading

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Ordinary Superhero: Stan Lee (1922-2018)

By Leo Partible Stan Lee is a rock star. He is the Elvis of comic books. He didn’t create the medium, nor did he invent the superhero, but he was responsible for popularizing both for the masses. Like Elvis, he … Continue reading

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In Finland, Metal Rocks Churches

By Pauline Curtet, This is Finland Finnish heavy metal pioneers such as Nightwish, Apocalyptica and HIM, known worldwide, proved to be inspiring. Since 2006, a priest has regularly organised metal mass – mass for metal music fans – in churches … Continue reading

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Remembering the beautiful lives murdered at Tree of Life Synagogue

Joyce Fienberg, 75; Richard Gottfried, 65; Rose Mallinger, 97; Jerry Rabinowitz, 66; Cecil Rosenthal, 59; David Rosenthal, 54; Bernice Simon, 84; Sylvan Simon, 86; Daniel Stein, 71; Melvin Wax, 88; Irving Younger, 69. Beautiful lives. Tree of Life Synagogue, Pittsburgh, … Continue reading

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Sea monsters, giants and angels, oh my! Why you should study the Bible’s scary, surprising monsters

By Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Still searching for a spooky Halloween costume? Try reading the Bible for inspiration. Old and New Testament stories describe sea monsters, giants and avenging spirits that are just as scary as the … Continue reading

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In-N-Out celebrates 70 years of Tastiness

“No Microwaves, No Freezers, No Heat Lamps.” Happy 70th anniversary to my beloved In-N-Out. While I happily live in Whataburger territory, I’m an unrepentant hustler for the Animal Style Double-Double. So was the late Anthony Bourdain. He described the Double-Double … Continue reading

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At charity dinner, Nikki Haley takes jabs and makes a serious point

During a host of one-liners in her 17 minute speech at the 73rd Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, she poked fun at her boss and a gaggle of other politicians from both parties. In the midst of the … Continue reading

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‘Sesame Street’ wanted an ornery character like Oscar the Grouch

As a kid, Oscar the Grouch was my fave Sesame Street character. Here’s the low down on the origins of the character from Travis Andrews from the Washington Post. “He’s green, he lives in a trash can and he’s always … Continue reading

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