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Ode to Soda

            Soda is carbonated sugar acid. It is amazing. I already have a palate that prefers sweet to savory things, and to that you add water, just a little tang from the acids, fizz, and some extra flavoring. It helps me stay awake (or maybe puts me to sleep) do to the caffeine and sugar […]

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Did you know: BIG Church

the Statue of Liberty would fit inside the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica?

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Canasta

Type: a rummy game Objective: Be the highest above 7,500 points Players: 2+ Partners: if four players, across. If three players, whoever did not pick up the discard pile first are partners and split score against the one person who picked up the discard pile. Decks: 2 Rounds: multiple Jokers: yes Wilds: 2’s and Jokers […]

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Did You Know: French Wands

the French word for wand is baguette?

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Ode to the Feeling of 24-28 Degrees

24 to 28 degrees is the perfect temperature range. Room temperature is right in the middle of this range (27), and it is not too hot and not too cold. These temperatures make activity easy and fun. You need not warm up or cool down. You feel good while outside and can open the windows […]

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Did you know: Speeding Eagles

eagles soar faster than cars on a highway?

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Sevens

Type: a solitaire game Objective: Get out of cards first. Players: 3+ Partners: No Decks: 1 Rounds: 1 Jokers: No Wilds: no Aces: Always low Point system: none Deal all cards.             If there are extra cards at the end, set them aside, face up, and place them as they become relevant. (When do they […]

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Did you know: Creosote Roots

Creosote bushes can have roots over 1000 feet long?