Clarity

I had been obsessing over the same problem for 14 hours. It's a mathematical problem. It requires structure, data, syntax and output....and I was stumped. I could only stare at the computer for so long before I decided to stare at the ceiling. When staring at the...

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Insulation

My friend, Brenda, lives where it is cold. Like, really cold. Like -25° cold. Being that I have spent a great deal of time burying irrigation pipes beneath the frost line in Memphis, TN., I was curious to know how deep the pipes needed to be buried in Michigan, where...

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Wrong

All forms of religion are wrong on some level, depending on what angle you look at them. Every approach to nutrition has a down-side and therefore inherently dangerous- at some point, most likely, we are all going to die from something that we ate or did not eat,...

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8 Hours

"In eight hours, your life will be different." My friend has an important job interview today. I feel confident that he will get the job as he is qualified to do just about anything that he decides he wants to do. However, he will be a better person regardless of...

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Swamp Stomper 25K

6am- I am picked up by my buddy, Gary Owens. We begin to bitch immediately. It is cold and we are fat. It will be a long day. The ride to and from the races are always my favorite part. I love the fellowship. I enjoy the excitement of the ride to the race and the...

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“Whoa, Nellie!”

I cried when I heard about the passing of Keith Jackson, legendary sports broadcaster. I don’t spend time thinking about Keith Jackson. I never particularly liked Keith Jackson any more or less than most broadcasters. (The basic rule is that if a broadcaster calls a...

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