Category Archives: Love

Book Review of Once Upon A Town: The Miracle Of The North Platte Canteen

I love history. I love the obscure. I love the United States of America. Imagine my delight when I found a book that meets all three of those categories, and does so in a non-fiction narrative that will choke you … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To All Veterans. #EndVetSuicide

Let me preface this with a simple statement and then a warning: I am not, nor do I claim to be, a veteran of any combat action that the United States government recognizes. I am not a holder of the … Continue reading

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One Decade Seems Very Short In Eternity, Really Long Around Here

Ten years have passed since my father died. Lest anyone forget his name, it is Oliver Joseph Courtemanche, Junior. He was never a “junior” in my world, he was always him. In the ten years that have gone by, a … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Start A New Ministry On This Blog Featuring Knitters. We’re Calling It Saint’s Scarves.

UPDATE: 03/23/2018 I changed the zip-code to 55101. My apologies for any inconvenience this caused anyone. My wife, who is the most wonderful person I’ve ever been married to in my life (*old joke, probably get me in trouble*) has … Continue reading

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Christmas Is Almost Here. We Have Time To Remember The Real Reason.

Today, it’s a video. If you subscribe to the blog via email, you will have to click the link, go to the blog and actually watch the video. Thanks for dropping by. If you want to keep track of SantaJoe, … Continue reading

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