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Cleaning Culverts

I love rain. When I was a boy, you could hear the rain on the roof. I suppose that was because there was not a lot of insulation up there. While I was sleeping, snug in my bed, my father would be out checking the gullies and culverts under...

Plu-To

I am thinking about Pluto (Plu-Tow), the planet. When the 9th planet was discovered, it was such a big deal Walt Disney named a dog after it. Fast forward to my teaching days. As an elementary teacher, I taught science and of course I...

Microwaves Are Not Faster

Ruth didn’t want a microwave for years. She said she could heat things on a gas stove faster than a microwave. She still can. Ruth believes in a big fire under things. But of course we eventually got a microwave and have worn several...

Cafeteria Bottlenecks

(As with the rant “Cafeteria Design” this is moot as lunches are now pre-packaged and shrink wrapped at a central kitchen.) The movie Home Alone has a scene when Kevin is sitting in a chair eating ice cream covered with all...

Cafeteria Design

I wrote this ages ago. This rant shows my age because it is moot. School lunches are now packaged at a central kitchen and served in sealed compartmentalized plastic trays. However, I am sure this method of feeding the masses has not...