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So Weird

Weirdness and ambiguity have always seemed attractive to me. Cookie cutter conformity and the status quo seem bland and sad. Once I deliberately tried to live what seems to be the lifestyle of a mainstream, Midwestern American male. This experience … Continue reading

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Who Was Casey Jones?

“…Through South Memphis Yards on a fly rain been a fallin’ and the water was high Everybody knew by the engine’s moan that the man at the throttle was Casey Jones Well Jones said fireman now don’t you fret Sam … Continue reading

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Standard Time Is Proposed

Have you ever pondered how we came up with our system of timekeeping?  It’s a peculiar measurement system, isn’t it?  We have divided our daily cycle into 24 equal portions. The vast majority of our clocks are calibrated into 12 … Continue reading

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