Two Addendums to Westward Expansion by Walt Mow

2-5-17 10:27 AM EST: An offbeat tale of the Oregon Trail; when a Dead Man lead a wagon train to Oregon

Bethel, Missouri, 1853 and young Willie Keil has gotten the "Oregon Bug". For two years Willie watched as trains left for Oregon, his enthusiasm finally won over his family, extracting a promise from his father, Dr. Wilhelm Keil by agreeing to lead the train across the Oregon Trail.

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Got the Mid Winter Brrrs? Pull up a Blanket and Join us in Song!

2-4-17 8:00 PM EST: We haven't had any single digit temperatures so far this year that I recall, save a couple of night's lows. Definitely no below zero temps. Several 32F+ snow melting days though. This should be the coldest time of the year right about now, but relatively speaking, it's still pretty mild. Supposed to get down to about 25F tonight and up to 31F tomorrow.

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The Andrew Klavan Show Back Home After the Prayer Breakfast

2-3-17 3:44 PM EST: Now this is an extra good episode. Andrew Klavan was in D.C. yesterday for the National Prayer Breakfast, where Trump and and the Senate Chaplain, Barry Black spoke, and Andrew was at least as complimentary to Barry Black as I was yesterday in my brief commentary before posting his wonderful message here in full. By the way, if you haven't listened to it, you might want to make time to do just that this weekend.

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Super Bowl 51! The Patriots vs The Falcons! 2017! Open Thread!

2-5-17 3:14 PM EST: Tom Brady of the Patriots and Matt Ryan of the Falcons will be battling it out in Houston this evening in Superbowl # 51. Word on the street is they'll both have a roster of teammates helping them out. Yikes! Who knew? That makes it extra tricky. They're gonna need some referees. Ed Hochuli is my favorite but not sure who'll be officiating today. Am hoping they wear black and white striped shirts, some sort of trousers, whistles, flags, and hats. Gotta have all that. One of them should also have at least one coin to flip 'em all off with too, right before they commence kickin' and rumblin'.

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