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So You Need To Open A Can?

So You Need To Open A Can?

So you need to open a can? I am not referring to some modern metal containers that cheat by employing pull-tabs, but rather the traditional can that requires the use of some external device to access the food contents…a device like the can opener. Can opening can be a daunting process unless using the proper …

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What Is Queen Anne’s Lace?

What Is Queen Anne’s Lace?

Spring and summer are approaching in the northern hemisphere. When I think of the early, hot days of that time of year, my thoughts go to the white of Queen Anne’s Lace mixed with the brilliant blue flower of chicory. Frequently growing together, they bordered many country roadsides I walked or biked. Full appreciation of …

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How to Understand a Teenager’s Thinking

How to Understand a Teenager’s Thinking

Don’t understand a teenager’s thinking? When a child grows into their early teens, many parents ask themselves, “What am I doing wrong?” or “How did those traits get in my kid?” and finally conclude, “It must be her (or his) father’s (or mother’s) influence.” The kid is unstable. Teenagers—The Good They can be clever. Teenagers …

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The Truth About Plastic Cheese

The Truth About Plastic Cheese

Is “plastic cheese” an urban legend or does it really exist? Yes, it does and the following are some examples of the characteristics people attribute to plastic cheese: It’s processed cheese that contains plastic, which is why it’s called “plastic cheese”. Cheese that tastes like plastic. The plastic wrapper has more of a cheese taste …

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Holiday Cheer – A Holiday Short Story Concerning Executive Greed

Holiday Cheer – A Holiday Short Story Concerning Executive Greed

This post is a seasonal short story entitled Holiday Cheer. It deals with executive greed in the corporate world. Not another Scrooge tale, since Charles Dickens, I am not. This is also a break from the theme of my past 40 posts on The Field Trip topics. Future posts will be prompted by subjects touched upon …

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Crying is Telling

Crying is Telling

Crying Why do people cry? This post is not about the emotional reasons in our lives that initiate crying, such as having a serial killer stalking you in your home, or crying over the joy of winning $10 from an Elvis slot machine at a casino. From a human species evolutionary perspective, why do we …

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Go Ahead, Make My Day

Go Ahead, Make My Day

One of the most quoted lines in current culture is “Go ahead, make my day.” Spoken in the 1983 Dirty Harry movie, Sudden Impact, the line gained instant fame. The main character, Harry Callahan played by Clint Eastwood, is having his morning cup of coffee at a diner when he discovers a robbery in progress. …

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