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Flowering Beauty


During the month of January we received an above average amount of rainfall, nearly 20 inches fell – the normal amount is about 5 inches. While we got a lot more than normal, it fell over a long enough period of time that serious flooding did not occur. One of the benefits of so much…
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Visiting Arizona

Sunset on the Superstition Mountains

We recently went on a mini-vacation in Arizona to visit family and some friends we met at the John Bridge Tile Forums. We almost never go anywhere without our two beloved greyhounds, Sammy and Fernie, and this trip was no exception. Greyhounds are good travelers, but for 9 hours on the road each way we…
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Cool Tools

Tools that really work! For many years, technophile author Kevin Kelly has traded gadget and gizmo recommendations with friends. But unlike many in the tech world, Kelly isn’t obsessed with the latest, slickest gadgets. A best-selling technology writer and a former editor at Wired magazine, he is more concerned with objects he or his friends…
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Drugs in America

The other day, someone at a store in our town read that a methamphetamine lab had been found in an old farm house in the adjoining county and he asked me a rhetorical question, ”Why didn’t we have a drug problem when you and I were growing up?” I replied: ”But I did have a…
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