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In Which Je Me Suis Perdu

Before traveling to a country that spoke a language I didn’t in Europe, I would pull out my trusty European Phrasebook in 14 languages my brother had given me and learn a few useful phrases like “I would like a ticket to______.”, “Where is the bathroom.” , And “I am looking for______.”  While preparing for […]

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Did you know: Change

the average temperature of Phoenix has gone up over 7 degrees Celsius from its expansion?

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Odes

Ode to Eating Out

Eating out is a great convenience. It is the chance to avoid the effort of making food for yourself for a meal and to be pampered by others preparing a meal for you. You are able to take some extra time to sit and contemplate or enjoy the company of another. Reading over the menu, […]

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Did You Know: Hair Veins

capillaries are named because of their resemblance to hair?

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In which they should be passing me about now

My third year at BASIS Flagstaff, I was bait-and-switched into coaching high school cross country. We were starting a full athletic program, joining the state association that would let us compete in the regional and state competitions against other schools, and the cross country coach was looking for volunteers to help run with the kids. […]

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Did you know: Capillary Action

capillary action is a result of hydrogen bonding between molecules on the surface of a liquid and the molecules of the towel or container?

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Game Rules

Screwy Louis

Type: a rummy game Objective: have the most points Players: 2+ Partners: Yes (across if four players) Decks: 2 Rounds: 7 Jokers: Yes Wilds: 2, Joker Aces: Always high Point system: Canasta except: red 3 = 50, black 3 = 0, Jokers = 20 Deal seven cards Flip the first card into the discard pile. […]

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Odes

Did you know: Addictive Flowers

the tobacco plant has nicotine in its flowers? That’s one way to ensure its pollinators keep coming back.