Toothpaste Tubes Always Have One More Squeeze Left In Them

This is a universal phenomena that I am sure will resonate with everybody.  When you get to the end of your toothpaste tube and you think there could not possibly be one more usage remaining, you give it that ultimate roll-up and squeeze and out pops just enough for one more application.  How can that be?  You have been trying to empty that tube for the last 2 weeks.  Your pristine unopened new...
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Sticky Buns — Cinnamon Rolls — Almost Heaven!

Since Karen and I are enjoying vacation up in Maine, I feel entitled to indulge my passion for cinnamon pastries.  Here is my best analysis based on some recent samplings.  There are really 2 separate categories: 1) Sticky Buns — Karen makes the best from a simple Better Homes and Gardens recipe.  I say simple — but it actually is very labor intensive.  My preference is not to load...
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Birthday of Sir Isaac Newton

I had to draw attention to the logo graphic that Google published today.  As the page loads, the one apple breaks free from the branch and falls to the ground.  How...
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Lost and Found — Emotional Roller Coaster

My dear wife brings a special type of adventure to every day.  It is the excitement of wondering whether you will ever find what you have temporarily misplaced.  Just the other day we had a triple dose.  At one point we were searching for her teacher gradebook (not an easy thing to replace in mid semester) … then we moved on to the American Express card (of a little more concern to me...
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Hurricane/Terrorist Logistics Help Tourists Exit DC

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to drive into the heart of Washington D.C. and yet how difficult it is to find a variety of routes to take you back out?  Our nation’s capital is now installing new Evacuation Route signs that should help alleviate this confusion. Evacuation routes are currently designated by a D.C. flag on street signs. Mayor Adrian Fenty has said he doesn’t...
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Texas Steakhouse and Saloon: Taking Specialization to the Next Level

While traveling for business this week I had the opportunity to dine in Winchester at the Texas Steakhouse and Saloon.  To my surprise, instead of being hosted by your typical waitress, I had the privilege of ordering from a genuine “Steakologist”!  That is taking specialization to the next level.  Check out this chain’s corporate website.  The meal was...
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