The $600,000 Quarter - A True StoryWritten 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 pulled 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 in slot machine. Because he only put two quarters in slot machine, he didn't win anything. Nothing. Nada. Not only that, he lost two quarters in slot machine. I guess that's why they call it a one-armed bandit.
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Hazards of Extreme CampingWritten 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 to face. Working stove is always great fun, a bit like being an astronaut and firing afterburners. Some people get into character, shouting terms like “throttle up!” and “more power!” as they operate pump and valves to avoid dreaded “flameout”! Overcooking is result, like your mother’s pork chops. Periodic cleaning of stove hardware is necessary for easy starting. Backpacks have come a long way from L-shaped wooden frame and attached rucksack. The principle is still same, to explore limits of human endurance like Lewis and Clark on a bad day. The inner frame pack is more streamlined, allowing gazelle-like movement through wilderness. Skiing and climbing is easier with a pack that is closer to your center of gravity. The exterior frame pack is most comfortable for normal hiking conditions. Regardless of type of pack, choose a model with wide, firm padding on waist and shoulder straps. Prior to mastering telemark and snowplow turns, novice skier will tend to hurtle out of control across unsuspecting landscape; their approach marked by a cloud of forest debris and raucous cries of tormented wildlife. Elk and bear stampede fearfully. Cross-country skiing with a full pack combines grace of drunkenness with feel of a military exercise. Once mastered, expeditions can be launched into high country, where an altered state will settle in from oxygen deprivation, and annoying tunes may run through head. Often giddiness will persist well into 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.