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Please Remove the Sea Urchin

Please Remove the Sea Urchin

I had a conversation with a friend who is going to the Bahamas for vacation, and we talked about creatures of the sea. Her friend had stepped on a sea urchin. It hurt so bad, and they didn’t know what to do so her husband peed on her foot. If you try to pull out the spine, it’s natural defense system is to go deeper, so there she was pulling and these long spines embedding themselves deeper into her foot. […]

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The Bailout Sucks … I Don’t Even Get a Free Starbucks

The 700 billion dollar bailout does not include a free Starbucks. It does include, a hefty tax bill for ourselves and our children, and for our children’s children and their children. What infuriates me is the philosophy behind our governmental knight in shining armor approach is that it rewards those who are crappy at paying debt and punishes those who responsibly pay off debt. This week, Henry Paulson, Treasury Secretary, announced that he is changing the “scope” of the plan […]

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Cairns of Gratitude

Cairns of Gratitude

A cairn, as noted by the Free Dictionary, is a mound of stones erected as a memorial or marker. It is exactly what the sentence implies. The first cairn I remember was in Spain while walking the Camino de Santiago. In May of 2003, I was not in a good mood and so I walked approximately 350 miles across Northern Spain and became a holy pilgrim. The Catholics believe, and for the record I am not technically a Catholic, that […]

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Right Left Socks & Cheating at the CakeWalk

Right Left Socks & Cheating at the CakeWalk

My new socks have a big R and L located onthe instep. I am curious if this really matters in the larger scope of life, like, “Dude, I’m so smart I put my socks on right today!” or if it matters in scientific means such as, “The wicking pattern of the left sock is built with the knowledge that the arch is on the right side, and thus the construction of the sock expedites the removal of water and support […]

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