Culvert Operations

On August 9, 2014 By

 

I’ll never get rich by digging a ditch
I’m in my back yard now! Reclaiming our back yard: Civil Engineering phase

As part of our landscaping project, I’ve got to clear up the drainage in the  easement behind our back yard (the easement extends well into our yard, so I definitely [...]

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Was she there to teach Drunk History?

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Found on Facebook: Senior Discounts Galore!

Thanks to Steve Herman for posting this:
As I was waiting in line behind an older gentleman at Wendy’s recently,I heard him ask for his senior discount. The girl at the register apologized and charged him less. When I asked the man what the discount was, he [...]

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Race-based discipline?

On August 6, 2014 By

A 12-year-old African-American student faced expulsion and criminal charges for writing on a school bathroom wall. This Henry County, Georgia issue is a microcosm of an issue that dogs American school systems. A state legislator has taken up the banner and plans to pursue the issue. Check it out.

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Police pepper-spray 6-year-old

On August 5, 2014 By

According to authorities, he was asking for it. And he was HUGE.

HANCOCK, Md. (WUSA9) — Officials in Maryland say they had to use mace to subdue a “larger than normal” 6-year-old boy who had stabbed his grandmother.

It happened at 8:35 a.m. Monday in the 13700 block of Orchard Ridge Road in Hancock, [...]

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Back to school special!

On August 4, 2014 By

Back to school special! Kindle edition only $2.99! ($4.00 off reg. price) Buy it now!

After a murder at Bonaire Elementary, Richard and Anna Lee Gray seek a good school for their son Nick in a safe neighborhood. Their search leads them to Malliford, a “school of [...]

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From the Wall Street Journal:

At Chapman School in Nebraska, resourceful students hawk pizza and cookie dough to raise money for school supplies, field trips and an eighth-grade excursion to Washington. They peddle chocolate bars to help fund the yearbook.

But the sales won’t be so sweet [...]

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