Madre Greater than Padre

Madre > Padre

A couple weeks ago, Amy diagnosed and changed out all three fuses that controlled electrical flow to the outlets in our car. Super sexy. Super cool. When I say that Amy did it, I don't mean that I was standing on the sidelines, guiding hands and helping words coaching her to a successful solution. I...

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An Interview with Ben Rosenfeld (feature)

Acceptance and Current Events ...

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Shuffler's Luck

I never knew a card game could change my life. I'm not talking about a high-stakes poker game, where international gangsters vie for dominance in a world of chance, and if chance doesn't go their way, bullets will do as a nice substitute. I'm talking about a simple card game with suggestions for the...

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Editor's Note--TFF Issue #20

Some vehicles bring lackluster competitive spirit to dancing competitions. Despite their nimble construction, most compact models lack the energy to stick it out in the most heated scenarios. Then you've got the ones who were made for dancing. Made for not just cruising down the road, but for...

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Psychoanalytic Geniuses

On a walk with my wife, Amy, I noticed a convenience store near our home has mounted logos all over the exterior of the building. The store’s sign advertises its status as a purveyor of all things tobacco, alcohol, and junk food. Yet, the proprietor evidently believes this is not enough and...

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Black hole in space

Celestial Deadline

As agreed, your first day of work will be on Monday, January 1, 2018, 6th floor of the Burnside Building on N Sycamore Ave, which is two blocks from the State Capitol building. ...

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Walled Open

Is it a puzzle? he wondered, staring at the empty space on his office wall. If so, how do I solve it? He stroked his chin with the thumb and index fingers of his left hand, repeatedly pinching from a width in line with the corners of his mouth to the center. Then tapped with the pinched digits at...

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Everest Rising

I arrived early to scope out the place. Posters on the walls outside, weird designs, bucket of paint here, tip-of-the-brush-stroke there, indicative of too many illegal drugs, digital drafting programs, and rancid dreams of escaping this old town!; vagrants camped on the sidewalk; vicious shouts...

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Figuren-Serie: Mann entsorgen - na so etwas!

Death Benefits

He opened his eyes to a world of blurry shapes and muted sounds. He had no clue who he was or where he was, and thought, I have no clue who I am or where I am. A novelist by trade, the plague of redundantly repeating in dialogue what he'd just specified in narrative had always dogged him. ...

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Air against Fire

Alternative Medicine

Walter had been away deployed with his unit oversees for over a year. Elizabeth, his loyal wife and ardent lover, managed their home and business in his absence. The pharmacy had been in the family for five generations. Though it wasn't the sexiest of operations, it provided a healthy income, which...

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Future

Editor's Note--TFF Issue #5

In the spring of 2002, the janitorial company that employed me transferred me from floating status (bumming around from account to account every night. Filling in where a team member was out or the client wanted an extra large collection of paid workers sitting around on their rears. Excuse...

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Read the Fine Print Magnifying Glass Words

Valentine's Day TLC (terms of loving conditions)

Today, my wife of almost 12 years, Amy, will be schlepping the kids to the library, a destination sought only after hauling them to swimming lessons this morning at 9:15a, also a destination sought only after coaxing three children under age 10 out of bed and into a state of acceptable outdoor dress...

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Fail (неудача). Печать и оттиск

From Green to Blew It

Last Sunday, the Green Bay Packers, my team since the 80s (so, my whole life), lost in spectacular fashion to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game, blowing a lead in the final minutes, torching a lot of respect, shedding fair-weather fans, and even more fashion fans, but most...

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Sicher ist sicher (mit Freistellungspfad)

Good Stuff (it's not beer)

Have you ever tried to break into Fort Knox? Neither have I, but I imagine the process would be similar in difficulty to gaining access to some of my wife's baked goods. ...

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Twofer

There were six minutes to go until midnight on Saturday. I had to be up at 3am for work. The choices were simple: go to bed or play with my wife.  (And I do mean play.) ...

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Horrible maniac

The Chain Tensioner Principle

"You know, that little screw there will do the same thing you just did, with a lot less work," my protégé said. And with that, my world view regarding process efficiencies and chain saw pallet destruction metrics changed forever. ...

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5 Reasons I Love Cholula

1. It flavors food enough to enhance one's tasting experience while generating sufficient heat to feel a burn on par with briefly smooching a wood-burning stove. It is not, like some hot sauces, the equivalent of opening said wood-burning stove, scooping a shovelful of burning embers, and popping...

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Crazy electrician

Faulty Wiring

I've been trying to get a bunch of construction project managers together to answer questions regarding one of our management consulting engagements. The issues are complicated enough, involving both state and federal tax law, but this is made even more of a pain in the boohahna since they all live...

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Freshly Perplexed and Victorious

Running your own business is a great thing. You get to set your own hours, salary, benefits, do all the hiring, firing, make all the strategic decisions, pay all the bills. You are the man. But what many fail to realize is that all that power only sounds great. ...

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