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I was called by someone who found me on line. She wanted me to find the solution to a problem. It seems the three kids in the family have all moved on, with Mom still living alone in the old house they grew up in. Until recently. She was "continually sick with the flu" and only felt better whe...
No pun intended with the title. Okay, maybe a little. I am reading lots of articles about crooked locksmiths. This problem has cropped up in recent years. You need a locksmith, look in the phone book or do an Internet search, and a local phone number pops up. And you think you are calling a l...
In the summer of 1861, as the Civil War was beginning, both the South and the Union were confident that each would win a quick victory. Anticipating a long war, General Winfield Scott had proposed what he called the Anaconda Plan, which had three objectives: 1. To surround the south, blockading i...
I'm sitting in my car, just finishing an inspection. I am looking at the roof of the house across the street. Suddenly a woman exits the house and comes straight for me. Um, that can be good and that can be bad... "Hi. I'm willing to pay you to come in and diagnose a problem we experienced wit...
A LESSON FROM CONGRESSMAN DAVY CROCKETT One fine day in the House of Representatives, a bill was taken up appropriating money for the benefit of a widow of a distinguished naval officer. Several beautiful speeches had been made in its support - it afforded the speakers a fine opportunity for dis...