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Sweet, Sticky Death

March 8, 2023

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Michael Geiger

Sweet, Sticky Death For residents in and near East Palestine, Ohio, life forever changed after the train derailment earlier this year.  20 of the 150 train cars derailed in the industrial accident resulting in explosions and releases of chemicals into the air and ground.  Five of the derailed train cars carried vinyl chloride, a particularly […]

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Tragedies of a Tragedy

February 1, 2023

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Michael Geiger

Tragedies of a Tragedy Two days after this past Christmas, I finished vacuuming dog hair and completed my projects in order to return home after our family Christmas vacation.  The rest of my family left the day prior which allowed me to clean up without the four-legged companions.  With car packed, final walk-through done, and […]

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Slide Rules, A Big Bang, and the Moon

January 16, 2023

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Michael Geiger

Slide Rules, A Big Bang, and the Moon Dateline:  1958 – Cold War America.  The United States failed twice to launch a man-made satellite into orbit.  In late 1957, the Soviets successfully launched a beach ball sized satellite under its Sputnik space program.  Americans feared that the Soviets remained perched on the cusp of winning […]

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Resolutions, But Why Now?

January 2, 2023

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Michael Geiger

Resolutions, But Why Now? Welcome to 2023.  New Year.  New Beginnings.  New Promises.  For many, the New Year represents a time and place to wipe the slate clean, begin anew, and try to do better.  The vast majority of us seek to assist ourselves in these endeavors with New Year’s Resolutions.  We can make resolutions […]

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50 Years Collecting Dust

September 14, 2022

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Michael Geiger

50 Years Collecting Dust The 1936 Olympics in Berlin introduced basketball as a completion.  Between 1936 and 1972, the U.S. Men’s Basketball Olympic team compiled a record of 63 wins and zero losses.  The Soviet Union took home the silver or bronze medals in 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964 and 1968.  The resentment from the Soviet […]

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