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Cat Cycles

No, this column isn’t about feline transportation. It’s not about transportation at all, and when you come right down to it, it’s not even about cats, any more than a teacher’s lesson is about the teacher. We live in a … Continue reading

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Caste of Thousands

One of the great things about America is that we have, as one of our founding precepts, the belief that “all men are created equal.” There are some societies that are founded on the concept of different “levels” of society, … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Blinders

One of the unique and (sometimes annoying ) aspects of my “brain wiring” is that I have an ability to hyperfocus. This ability is a mixed blessing. On one hand, when in hyperfocus mode, I can be incredibly productive and … Continue reading

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Always Keep Your Bit Wet

Lately, I’ve been playing “Mr. Steelworker.” I’ve been cutting, drilling, grinding and beating into submission about a ton of angle and channel steel, creating a custom equipment rack where much of the electronic equipment in our new facility will be … Continue reading

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Been There, Done That.

He had prepared a message for the youth group, and he had worked hard on it. There was only one problem. He had been told that they were going to do a “Moody Blues” theme—or at least that’s what he … Continue reading

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Can’t I Just Use a Band-Aid?

It really didn’t hurt much. The cut was about a half inch long, and perhaps a quarter inch deep, exactly the width of a hacksaw blade. It was more embarrassing than painful, but bled enough to produce sympathy from the … Continue reading

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The Bambi Tradition

In our part of the world, people take their deer hunting very seriously. There are many tell-tale signs that the hunting season is upon us: The sudden increase of illness in the workplace For those with more integrity, an increase … Continue reading

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Baby Denial

It was a difficult and trying weekend for the Case household. Early Saturday morning, we were awakened by Baby, one of our resident felines. We’ve been awakened by cats before—with us, it’s almost a lifestyle—but this wasn’t the usual “rambunctious … Continue reading

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Afraid of the Light?

Dark parking lots are the devil’s playpen. Well, alright, maybe not all dark parking lots are the devil’s playpen, but you’ve got to admit that more illicit business goes on in dark corners than in well-lit parking lots. We had … Continue reading

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Acceptable Limits

Back in early 1995, I saw a church marquee in St. Louis that said, “1995—the Year of Tolerance.” I found myself contemplating that phrase. What exactly might that mean, “the Year of Tolerance?” There are some on the more liberal … Continue reading

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