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Home Inspections

Over the last few months, I’ve been burning the midnight oil working on our home remodel project. It’s been tedious and difficult, which is to be expected. These things rarely come easy. However, one of the worst parts about doing a home renovation is pulling the appropriate permits and then going through the dreaded inspections.…

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Snowflakes

Simple, yet ridiculously intricate. Snowflakes are easy to overlook. As a kid, I use to watch the snowflakes land on my glove as I looked with fascination at their complexity. As an adult, I’m baffled as to why water would take such an extraordinary shape. A snowflake is formed when water vapor freezes. But still,…

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Lawful…But Ridiculous

Let’s just go ahead and get this out of the way, I’m a huge Broncos fan. Always have been. Always will. So, it is entirely possible that this is coming from a place of bias, but there are plenty of less biased people who agree. We’ll get to that, but first, here’s what happened. This…

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Rattlesnake Ambush

While hunting deer in the Tehama Wildlife Area near Red Bluff in northern California, Jay Rathman climbed up a slope of a rocky gorge. As he raised his head to look over the ledge, he sensed movement to the right of his face. As he turned, a coiled rattler struck with lightning speed, just missing…

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“And I Will Give You Rest”

“Back in 1839, James Espy claimed that rain could easily be produced by heating the air. But his plan to saturate parched farmland by building great log fires across vast stretches of the American West never materialized — for which Espy’s contemporaries were probably grateful! Later in the 19th century, a new theory emerged: loud…