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Adventures with Lye

It started with handmade soaps. I received amazing samples from my friend, Linda.  http://nutsrok.wordpress.com/ Just out of curiosity, I looked for information about how they are made. I found a video that showed the process that turns the very basic ingredients into … Continue reading

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The Madeline Intervention

I had lost my job. It was a small engineering office, and it was closing. My first and only pink slip. The unemployment rate was quickly approaching 10 %, it was the worst economy of my lifetime. These were the … Continue reading

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I met Zig Ziglar in Salt Lake City in 1977.  He was one of several motivational speakers at a PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) rally. I was not long married, fresh out of college, and new to a promising job with … Continue reading

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