The $600,000 Quarter - A True Story

Written by Rocky Ramsey

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He dropped a few quarters in, but wasn't winning very much. Then he dropped in two quarters and pulledrepparttar handle. Maybe it was his lucky day. The first wheel came up Jackpot. The next wheel came up Jackpot. The last wheel came up Jackpot. He got all three Jackpots! $600,000!!!!! That's what he would've won if he'd put three quarters inrepparttar 118201 slot machine. Because he only put two quarters inrepparttar 118202 slot machine, he didn't win anything. Nothing. Nada. Not only that, he lostrepparttar 118203 two quarters inrepparttar 118204 slot machine. I guess that's why they call it a one-armed bandit.

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Hazards of Extreme Camping

Written by J. D. Adams

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The priming of gas stoves typically produces a fireball that is great for trimming those bushy eyebrows, also giving a hard outdoorsy look torepparttar face. Workingrepparttar 118200 stove is always great fun, a bit like being an astronaut and firingrepparttar 118201 afterburners. Some people get into character, shouting terms like “throttle up!” and “more power!” as they operaterepparttar 118202 pump and valves to avoidrepparttar 118203 dreaded “flameout”! Overcooking isrepparttar 118204 result, like your mother’s pork chops. Periodic cleaning ofrepparttar 118205 stove hardware is necessary for easy starting. Backpacks have come a long way fromrepparttar 118206 L-shaped wooden frame and attached rucksack. The principle is stillrepparttar 118207 same, to explorerepparttar 118208 limits of human endurance like Lewis and Clark on a bad day. The inner frame pack is more streamlined, allowing gazelle-like movement throughrepparttar 118209 wilderness. Skiing and climbing is easier with a pack that is closer to your center of gravity. The exterior frame pack isrepparttar 118210 most comfortable for normal hiking conditions. Regardless ofrepparttar 118211 type of pack, choose a model with wide, firm padding onrepparttar 118212 waist and shoulder straps. Prior to masteringrepparttar 118213 telemark and snowplow turns,repparttar 118214 novice skier will tend to hurtle out of control acrossrepparttar 118215 unsuspecting landscape; their approach marked by a cloud of forest debris andrepparttar 118216 raucous cries of tormented wildlife. Elk and bear stampede fearfully. Cross-country skiing with a full pack combinesrepparttar 118217 grace of drunkenness withrepparttar 118218 feel of a military exercise. Once mastered, expeditions can be launched intorepparttar 118219 high country, where an altered state will settle in from oxygen deprivation, and annoying tunes may run throughrepparttar 118220 head. Often giddiness will persist well intorepparttar 118221 later stages of hypothermia that can only be cured by fishing.

I have worked with avionics, communications, computers, and consumer electronics. I honed my skills in technical writing during this time. Yearning to exercise my creativity, I broadened my writing topics to include history, the outdoors, and travel. I have been published in local newspapers and several Oregon travel websites.

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