• Market for unthinkable now common

    It’s unbeknownst to me, even for someone without kids, at how a person could forget to leave a child in a hot car, but sadly, it happens. Changes in routine, distraction, drugs, alcohol are no excuses for why. In 2013, 44 children in the U.S. …

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  • Tired of being tired: Bottoms up!

    Now that I have nearly dominated the coupon world, I have set out a new goal — to get healthy. I’m tired of being tired. I want to feel good again and through research I have found I have to get back to the basics …

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  • Learning about Sacajawea

    A book, “In Calico and Crinoline: True Stories of American Women 1608-1865,”  that once held a place in the Oil Trough School Library and was first published in 1935, was written by Eleanor Sickels with 19 drawings by Ilse Bischoff and tells 18 stories about …

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  • Squawking for a reason

    I misjudged you. For weeks you squawked at Luke and me as we made our way along the Greenway Trail at Fitzhugh Park. It was as if you, and your little duck buddy, didn’t want us around your turf and I admit, it unnerved me. …

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  • Doctor cures cancer and nearly loses his license for it

    Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski is a biochemist and a physician in Houston who is curing cancer but nearly lost his medical license for it. Burzynski found that peptides from blood and urine could be used to treat cancer patients and was doing so with good results …

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  • Authentic Norse sites found

    Well, those who write history have pulled these kind of shenanigans before, so this latest is not particularly surprising, but it does seem like these people would catch on that in the days of the Internet, their unscrupulous actions will bring condemnation and scorn upon …

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  • Seeing Cookie Monster in person

    There are few songs that will transport me back to childhood like the “Sesame Street” theme. I may live to be 100 and may not ever forget “Sunny day, sweepin’ the clouds away, on my way to where the air is sweet. Can you tell …

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  • Amtrak’s writer residency a chance for creativity

    Well, it doesn’t look like I’ll be catching a midnight train headed for some direction I’ve never been (or have), writing about whatever comes to mind, but at least Amtrak was kind enough to let me know.  Earlier this year, thanks to a tip from …

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  • Few people know about this major health problem

    It’s called one of the biggest worldwide health problems of today and strangely few people even know about it. Iodine deficiency. That’s right, the stuff that’s in iodized salt has been disappearing from our diets. So what is iodine and what does it do? Iodine …

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  • Ishi, last of his kind

    On Aug. 29, 1911, dogs began barking at a slaughterhouse two or three miles outside of Oroville, California, a town of some 3,800 people at the time. That’s about 70 miles northeast of Sacramento. The dogs barked so furiously that a few sleepy butchers came …

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  • I’ll sleep when I’m dead

    I think Gary and I are still recuperating from Kaylee’s big birthday bash a couple weeks ago. I don’t know if she’s ever had as much fun as she did that whole weekend. We started things out Friday with spending the night at Pa and …

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  • Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz: Just like Dad

    I may be too young to remember “Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” but I’m no stranger to its relief and this I do feel too young for. It seems I can’t eat anything anymore without it giving me indigestion and while that may be too much …

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