Grits and Purls

Spinning yarns about the grit of life

  We are back from nine days traveling in the “wild west”. During this vacation my daughter was able to become a junior paleontologist at a mammoth dig, a junior ranger at Mount Rushmore, go “spelunking” at Wind Cave and learn about the geologic origins of the Black Hills of South Dakota, hear the legends …

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Let me go on record now: I hate water parks. Perhaps it is because I spent several years teaching clinical microbiology, and I know a little too much about waterborne pathogens to take much comfort in the postings about the water park’s “commitment to clean safe water” for its patrons. But truthfully, the real reason …

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