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The Escape Room

January 16, 2018

Saturday evening I engaged in a rescue mission to free a man who had got on the wrong side of the Eau Claire mafia and was locked up in a small cabin room with only sixty minutes of oxygen left. I with four siblings—Jeff, Chad, Benny, and Elizabeth—our friend Jayden, and Benny’s fiancée, Tricia, ransacked the cabin looking for clues that would tell us how …

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Dementia Prevention OR Why I Am Reading a Chemistry Book

September 26, 2017

It’s called Exploring The World of Chemistry: From Ancient Metals to High Speed Computers, by John Hudson Tiner. It tells the story of chemistry’s development. And it’s written with the level of simplicity I need in order to (sorta) understand such complex subjects as alpha particles and spectroscopes and just why it is that inert elements have a valance of zero. Like I ever cared …

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JOY

September 19, 2017

What does this picture make you think of? It makes me remember one of my favorite children’s books, the one that has the repeated line, “No more monkeys jumping on the bed!” Anyone else love that story? This picture also makes a tiny three letter word run through my mind. Joy. Joy is my middle name, and maybe that is why the quality of joy …

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