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  • Opening Day | Planet Ryan

    I’ve written about my family’s love for St. Louis Cardinals baseball in the past, but a few things have changed since then, namely, the passing of my sweet, hard-working grandmother last year. She was perhaps the most...

    • Posted April 13, 2016
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  • My First Rally | Planet Ryan

    When I first heard Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump was coming to St. Louis, I knew there was no way in this world I was missing it. His political rallies have turned into these surreal events that...

    • Posted March 30, 2016
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  • Another year in the books | Planet Ryan

    Folks, it’s the time of year when my hairline recedes a little bit more and my desire to take naps increases. On Saturday, I advanced to the ripe old age of 34. I know, I know, 34...

    • Posted March 2, 2016
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  • Sore loser bowl | Planet Ryan

    Admittedly, I’m a Denver Broncos fan. It’s not the only team I cheer for, but you can bet I was sporting my orange and blue Broncos sweatshirt during their appearance at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday. The...

    • Posted February 17, 2016
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  • Drink and Be Merry | Planet Ryan

    Friends, do you realize how lucky we are to have two amazing new breweries opening right here in Waterloo this year? I would have been ecstatic with one, but two? That’s simply incredible! I consider myself extremely...

    • Posted February 3, 2016
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  • El Chapo | Planet Ryan

    Remember last year when news broke of the notorious leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel, Juan “El Chapo” Guzman, masterminding a sophisticated escape from a maximum security Mexican prison? I’m sure you’ve heard by now that the...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
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  • Bah humbug? | Planet Ryan

    Was it just me, or did anyone else struggle to get into the Christmas spirit this year? More than one person I spoke with relayed the same feeling and most of them blamed it on the lack...

    • Posted January 6, 2016
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  • My Last Trump-a-Thon | Planet Ryan

    The last time I wrote about the emergence of Donald Trump, I received a mixed bag of responses. Some of you agreed and some of you REALLY didn’t agree. But that’s OK. I like it. It gives...

    • Posted December 23, 2015
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  • Chicago Style | Planet Ryan

    Last week, after the Chicago Police Department released long-awaited dash cam footage of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot multiple times by a Chicago police officer while laying in the middle of the road, everybody braced for the...

    • Posted December 9, 2015
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  • Naming the Enemy | Planet Ryan

    In January, I used my column space to express my feelings about the cowardly terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo office in France that claimed the lives of 12 innocent people who were simply doing their jobs....

    • Posted November 24, 2015
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  • Debate Season | Planet Ryan

    By now, I’m assuming you’ve at least heard about the last Republican primary debate debacle if you didn’t get a chance to watch it. Either way, in recent days, many headlines have centered around the campaigns of...

    • Posted November 11, 2015
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  • The Rundown | Planet Ryan

    Since presidential politics are dominating the headlines and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future, I thought I’d present my personal thoughts about some of the candidates on each side of the political aisle. For...

    • Posted October 28, 2015
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