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The Mojave Desert and the Speed of Sound

It is a desolate land, the Mojave Desert. Punctuated with the Joshua tree, the Mojave's life form shows by its shape and size a definition of the harshness. In the sky above me half a century before, .
(November 08, 2008)
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The Subprime Gamble

Perhaps there is no harm in an occasional wager on the number six, as time and again it tends to be a fairly reliable bet in a game that has pretty reasonable odds. There are long runs and short ..
(September 27, 2008)
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Life Is A Puzzle

Have you ever dumped out a 1000 piece jigsaw? Half of the pieces are upside down. The disarray makes it hard to start. Everything is a big mess. You remember your grandmother saying, “Dig out ..
(May 21, 2008)
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The $800 Bargain

There it is. “Low mileage, $800 or best offer. " "I had a Mustang when I was sixteen. Wow! What an extreme bargain. " You don't know much about cars, however you love bargains, and you love ..
(May 29, 2008)
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The Fear of Mayonnaise

Are you one of many Americans who are afraid of mayonnaise? Tonight, as we talk about mayonnaise, perhaps one of the most loved, hated, and mysterious of all condiments, I will alleviate your fears ..
(June 22, 2008)
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Buttonwillow, I 5s True Oasis

One has been on I-5 South for a little bit too long when they come to Buttonwillow. The driver is overcome with relief and joy that there is civilization after seventy-five miles of Edmund G ..
(June 24, 2008)
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Roll Into the Night

Ride the Zephyr across America. See the sunset and sunrise and the plight of America from aboard the train. Passenger train roll into the night Into the morning and into the night Forever I roll ..
(June 24, 2008)
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Have a Peach

Summer is here. I pick my first peach from the backyard tree. Nothing cools June as biting into the first peach of the year. The dog jumps up and down, and the kids point and grab for top branches. ..
(June 27, 2008)
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The Juice Box Jungle

Beep, beep, beep-the six o’ clock alarm rings. Shower, brush your teeth, and off to the kitchen, hopefully to make school lunches. Instead, “Fifth grade, you get six bucks for lunch. ..
(July 02, 2008)
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Half Finished Finisher

I stare down the longest yard. The muscles for some reason do not want to pick up the slack to finish the job. The project, be it a kids Halloween costume or a term paper, sits dormant. I start ..
(July 07, 2008)
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Chance is All We Have

Rise to the challenge, and walk into the night Walk into the darkness, and walk into the night When morning beckons, you stand braver For you have plied the darkness Many a man do not face their fear .
(July 08, 2008)
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Shaun of the Dead DVD Review

The zombies in Shaun of the dead at first treat Shaun as if it is a video game, and he hasn't inserted his coin into the machine. Shaun takes trips to the convenience store for Diet Coke amongst the ..
(July 08, 2008)
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The Office of the President of the United States

The President of the United States is considered to be “The Leader of the Free World. " The character of the President deeply defines his role as this leader. The character of Congress or the ..
(July 19, 2008)
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Photo Reviews Jazz A History of Americas Music Geoffrey C Ward .

Chapter 1: America claims to be a melting pot, but part of what makes cooking taste good are the morsels that have kept their flavor, texture and shape. America is diversity in places such as the ..
(July 19, 2008)
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California and the Second Amendment

"We are at a critical stage on what may turn out to be the most important Second Amendment case ever filed, " said KABA spokesman David Codrea, KeepandBearArms.com. The premise of the case is the ..
(July 19, 2008)
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Follow a Bill Through Congress

The United States Congress is a bicameral legislature. It is the Legislative Branch, which is the law-making branch of the three branches of the federal government. Our representatives act in certain .
(July 20, 2008)
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Donuts, Family, and Saturdays

"Can I have donut holes, dad? And Chocolate milk?" "One or the other. " I watch my son gleefully race up to the case and point. Hot, fresh, fried dough. Not the most nutritious thing in the world for .
(July 22, 2008)
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The Big Mac Aggressive Growth Fund

A man at McDonald's today had his Number One Meal, and on the side he had himself an additional Big Mac. The man was too old to be trying out for middle-linebacker and did not seem to be rebounding ..
(July 22, 2008)
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Straw Hat Left Coast Right Pizza

My brother and I drive about twenty-five miles out of our way to get to the closest Straw Hat. Our hometown Straw Hat closed during the Pizza Hut buyout during the late 1980's. My brother and I open ..
(July 23, 2008)
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The Saturday Vacation

The stress of life can beat us down if we are not careful. How important it is to keep things in perspective, to keep them in focus. The job can often come first; often the vacation comes when we ..
(July 31, 2008)
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Birthday Cake You Are Never Too Old

The whir of the beater grinds the metal bowl. My mom dumps in two boxes of Betty Crocker white cake mix. It is my birthday. Crack, one egg, two eggs-thirty three years. She has made the same cake ..
(August 01, 2008)
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ES44AC's on Today's Milwaukee Road

I wondered what Milwaukee Road was going to do. 2006 carloads were up 10%. By years end, their fifty AC4400CW's were scattered so far over lines west that every train ran with something leased or ..
(June 10, 2008)
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