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“Christmas shou…wendyeg

Tue, 11 Dec 2012 22:10:59 +0000

“Christmas should be an attitude toward life, not an endurance exercise. This Advent season, why not shop the scriptures rather than the malls to prepare.” Joan D. Chittester, O.S.B.Filed under: Uncategorized(image)


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The 143rd Belmont Stakes – Are These Twelve Colts Who They Are?Uncle Brimshackdraperchildforecast

Thu, 09 Jun 2011 21:00:06 +0000

Shackleford, gritty and resolute, battles from gate to wire to win the 2011 Preakness at a big price Yesterday I was aptly reminded in a timely conversation that we don’t exist.  We just think we do.  We have a really good idea of who we are and how we fit into the world.  We know […](image)


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The 136th Preakness Stakes: In Search of a Different PastUncle Brimjvakaandapunchshakecb

Fri, 20 May 2011 01:27:36 +0000

Johnny V and Animal Kingdom come flying past Nehro to ruin another perfect moment…. O horse racing!  My love for you is unending.  You fill my days with wonder, and haunt my dreams with tattered tales of what might have been, taunts of glory yet to come.  But I have loved you with steady ardor […](image)


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The 137th Kentucky Derby: The Magic Moment for The Rest of UsUncle Brimcal1maur1dude1mad1

Thu, 05 May 2011 03:02:14 +0000

   What a wonderful world we live in!  Calvin Borel rejoices aboard Super Saver after winning the 2010 Kentucky Derby.  Calvin’s last 4 Derbies: First, Third, First, First.  But he has his work cut out for him this year aboard Twice the Appeal. It has been said that the problem with life’s most important, game-changing […](image)


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Did you miss me?mgrannis

Wed, 03 Nov 2010 16:23:04 +0000

Honey, I’m home! My campaign for Congress is officially over, and here’s the wrap-up.Filed under: First Person, Politics(image)


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Christian Lawn Caremgrannis

Wed, 21 Jul 2010 22:29:24 +0000

The campaign sabbatical continues.  Here, with a hat tip to my brother Steve, is a dialogue on lawn care from a Christian perspective.  It makes a lot of sense to me. GOD: Frank, you know all about gardens and nature. What in the world is going on down there on the planet? What happened to […](image)


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The 142nd Belmont Stakes: In BriefUncle Brimsummerbird1[1]

Fri, 04 Jun 2010 23:44:11 +0000

UPDATE: Brevity is apparently not the soul of wit 7 Drosselmeyer $28.00 $11.60 $7.70 5 Fly Down   $6.80 $5.10 11 First Dude     $4.90 $2.00 Exacta (7-5) $144.50 $2.00 Trifecta (7-5-11) $766.00 $2.00 Superfecta (7-5-11-8) $10,658.00 Drosselmeyer?  Is that a horse or some sort of Bavarian pastry?  Sheesh. I guess I should have […](image)


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Memorial Day in the Poetry Cornermgrannis

Sun, 30 May 2010 03:58:45 +0000

How did I miss this one when I did the week-long cycle of American war poetry a few years back?  Well, better late than never.  Thanks to all the veterans who have answered the call.  The Blue and the Gray by Frances Miles Finch By the flow of the inland river, Whence the fleets of […](image)


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Grannis for CongressmgrannisLess We Can!

Thu, 20 May 2010 20:29:02 +0000

I hope Reasonable Minds will forgive this intrusion between installments of Tim Peach’s annual equine handicapping extravaganza, but I have some news I want to share.  I am running for Congress.  I will be the Libertarian candidate for Chris Van Hollen’s seat, representing Maryland’s 8th District.  That’s the same Chris Van Hollen who serves as […](image)


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The 135th Preakness Stakes: Yes, I Know Who Calvin Borel IsUncle Brimcb1sstipsportapreakness2

Thu, 13 May 2010 21:11:16 +0000

Calvin thanks the dude who sidelined the favorite, gave him an inside post, made it rain like crazy, and had Ice Box and Lucky run the gauntlet.  And fine, it was another fabulous ride for Rail Man! When people find out that I am not betting on Super Saver to the win the Preakness, I fully […](image)


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