Category: Experiments

100 Questions – How do Water Towers Work?

Last summer I enjoyed riding my motorcycle on a local country road. Part of that ride would take me past a water tower that was being repainted. I was mesmerized by the men who were slung over the side of the tower repainting it. Never thought much about the tower itself. But recently I realized …

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100 Questions – How can I become a better resource to my adult kids?

This is part of my 100 question challenge. If you’re not familiar then I’d encourage you to stop and read why I’m trying to answer my 100 questions in 2019 here. First, I thought about ways that my wife and I have already been a good resource: We taught them to be debt free except …

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100 Question Challenge

So another “life experiment” begins… If you’re not familiar, I periodically try something new in my life as an experiment – just to test myself to see how things shake out. This time it’s more of a mental experiment. So let’s tee this one up before moving forward… I once read that over time, as …

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My Walter Mitty Life

I’ve always been amazed at what people have been able to accomplish in their lifetime. I enjoy reading about people that have done a lot of crazy things in search of adventure. I loved the movie the Secret Life of Walter Mitty.  So in light of this, I decided to write down all the crazy …

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Speed Reading Pt. 2

Hopefully you’ve already read Speed Reading Pt1. and have practiced a little! If not, that’s OK keep reading. What I’m about to tell you will hopefully help with your comprehension as you read at the speed of light (not sound! Light is faster than sound!) Books Read the entire index first. This helps get an …

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Speed Reading Pt.1

Several years ago I was challenged to become a prolific reader by my leadership coach. For me, that meant I wanted to read at least 2 books a month – and not just thin ones. That was on top of other reading that I’d be doing. In order to do that, he also challenged me …

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How I Lost over 20 Pounds – For Now!

Some have asked how I lost over 20 pounds recently.  So I thought I’d give you the skinny (pun intended) on it.  The catalyst really was a friend of mine that is always doing life experiments much like myself.  He ranted about how much better he felt due to his change in eating habits.  Notice …

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My Experiment with Juggling!

How did I get here?  Balancing chairs on my chin.  Juggling numbers – more than 3 objects at a time.  Clubs. Rings.  Chairs on my chin. Chairs on poles on my chin.  The diablo – or Chinese Yo-Yo.  Then there was the balancing experiment that went bad – really, really bad. Here’s my story… I …

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Punch ’em in the Mouth

There are certain childhood memories that you just don’t forget, this is one of them… It’s all true to the best of my recollection. I once had a great friend that we’ll call Mike (real friend, fake name).  Mike had a great green truck and acted as my ride for a long time.  Because I …

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Look Ma, No Hands!

Tried another experiment over the weekend… When I was younger everyone had a bicycle.  They were all the rage.  One of the coolest I ever had was one with an awesome green metal-flake banana seat with a sissy bar.  The grips actually had tassels!  It was really cool back then.  We would take playing cards …

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