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All posts by Ryan Ledendecker

  • Aliens or Bust | Planet Ryan

    Before NASA announced that a very salty, transient water exists on the surface of Mars, I’ll be honest, I was crossing my fingers and silently hoping for the BIG announcement – the one that would change the...

    • Posted October 14, 2015
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  • Daily fantasy sports | Planet Ryan

    Not long ago, if a person was inclined to play a fantasy sport, they were somewhat limited to commit to a season-long league. Over an entire season, as players were injured or not performing, the fun factor...

    • Posted September 30, 2015
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  • Blue lives matter | Planet Ryan

    Since the Ferguson situation last year that many say sparked a dangerous wave of nationwide anti-police sentiment, law enforcement officers around the country have been forced into a state of increased vigilance. Not long after Ferguson, two...

    • Posted September 16, 2015
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  • Spicy Success | Planet Ryan

    Once or twice per year, I’ll write about my garden – mostly because I’m proud of it and feel the need to brag that I grew my own delicious veggies. There really is a tremendous difference between...

    • Posted August 31, 2015
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  • Ferguson, Round 3 | Planet Ryan

    About a year ago, I was walking down West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo., through thick, angry crowds with my phone in hand in an attempt to document the fallout of the first few days of violent,...

    • Posted August 19, 2015
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  • Soft Targets | Planet Ryan

    Two weeks ago, 24-year-old Mohammad Abulazeez, armed with heavy weaponry, fired at least 50 shots into a military recruiting center and Naval Reserve center in Chattanooga, Tenn., that left four Marines and one Navy sailor dead. Even...

    • Posted August 5, 2015
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  • The Trump Card | Planet Ryan

    If I could turn back the clock a few months, I’d bet a large sum of money that 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wouldn’t have made it as far as he did. But the payout wouldn’t...

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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  • Planet Ryan | Back on the horse

    About a year and a half ago, I wrote a column which outlined my efforts to get healthy, which included eating “clean” and working out. I didn’t write the column in order to solicit high fives, rather,...

    • Posted July 7, 2015
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  • Who You Know | Planet Ryan

    This life is something else, isn’t it? As you go about your daily routine, whether it’s working or enjoying retirement or whatever it is you do, at the end of the day, what’s this life really all...

    • Posted June 23, 2015
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  • A Smarter Home | Planet Ryan

    I’ve written several columns in the past concerning the future and what it holds for us mere humans on the technology front – and mostly because I’m pretty darn excited about it. But let me be the...

    • Posted June 9, 2015
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  • Bass Fishing | Planet Ryan

    What’s better than a boat, a body of water, your favorite beverage and a fishing rod and reel in hand? As summer approaches and the days become longer, sitting out on the lake tossing a line into...

    • Posted May 27, 2015
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  • Time to Grow | Planet Ryan

    A few years ago, I told you about a raised garden I created in a relatively small space behind my apartment building, in which I grew tomatoes and peppers. My memory fails me, as I can’t seem...

    • Posted May 6, 2015
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