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NFL Wild Card Weekend

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This NFL Wild Card weekend was great if you’re a football fan. I mean the NFL, and not the international game where they don’t wear pads and where the players don’t automatically collapse in a heap when someone exhales on them. Even in these days of COVID, it takes a few days before exhaling on someone results in them collapsing.  There were five games this weekend and that was enough. There is one tonight on Monday, and that is the game I’m looking forward to the most because the team that I root for, the Los...

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The Soccer Truce

Well, it’s after Christmas and I didn’t post the story that I was going to write about. It was the one about the WWI Christmas soccer truce of 1914. I thought that posting that would be a bit uplifting. A story about how the spirit of fellowship could momentarily disrupt the cause that soldiers swear an oath to uphold.  A British soldier peeked up over the trench at the German trench opposite him and saw a string of lights. He asked another soldier what it was about. As they looked closer, they saw the lights were...

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