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February 11, 2013

Patents Protect Better Mousetraps and Other Inventions

Inventors-Day

Feb. 11, the birthday of Thomas Alva Edison, is National Inventors Day in the United States. It’s good to recall a comment attributed to Emerson that “if you build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door.” On National Inventors Day, it might be good to look at how your better […]

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December 17, 2012

December 21, 2012: Doomsday or New Beginning?

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We are in the countdown moments. In just days the world will end with earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, and asteroids colliding with the earth. The ancient Mayans foretold of the end-of-the-world through their calendar which ends abruptly on December 21, 2012. At least that is what a lot of people believe. But what do the Mayans […]

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December 12, 2012

Popular 2012 Apocalypse Theories

Mayan-calendar-Smith

As most people have heard, the end of the world is upon us, mere days away at this point. According to several popular lines of thought, only the “doomsday preppers” and those invited to ride it out in the secret government bunkers are going to survive the coming apocalypse. Other ends of the world failed […]

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October 31, 2012

Democracy Works Best When We Participate

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The first time I voted, I was excited to get into that booth! I had ready my picks for President and Congress, but as I read down the ballot, I realized that I wasn’t as prepared as I could have been. Who were all these people running for state and county offices? What did I […]

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