The Curse of Oak Island by Randall Sullivan

I just finished the 2019 book “The Curse of Oak Island: The Story of the World’s Longest Treasure Hunt” by author Randall Sullivan. Born in Los Angeles and grew up in North Bend Oregon. His family moved to Portland, where he attended high school and then went to the University of Oregon. He has written for Esquire, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Rolling Stone and Wired as well as several books, 3 nominated for Pulitzer Prizes.

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A partially enclosed workspace, made up of partitions, separating you from your office neighbor. Why? They save space. Cubicles make it possible to house multiple employees in a single space without altering the layout of the building. Offices for each employee take up a lot of room and as the number of employees grow leave little options. In the past, they would just put everyone in a big open room at desks with no privacy.

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Clothes Folder

My good friend, Rose, gave me this “As Seen On TV” Clothes Folder for Christmas many years ago. I was terrible at folding and storing my shirts so this was a great gift. I’ve used it so much over the years that I wore out the center fold, which, as you can see, I have repaired with multi-purpose duct tape.

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Men With Banjos (That Know How To Use Them)

On Wednesday, September 21, 2005 “Men With Banjos (That Know How To Use Them)” appeared on Letterman and then played at the New Yorker Magazine‚Äôs New Yorker Festival 2005 on September 24. They are Steve Martin, Tony Ellis, Charles Wood, Dr. Banjo – Pete Wernick (Hot Rize) and the illustrious Earl Scruggs.

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Mulan (2020)

I watched the 2020 Walt Disney Pictures action drama Mulan on Netflix DVD. It is the live action adaptation of the 1998 Disney animated Mulan. Hua Mulan goes into training for battle, against invading Rouran warriors, hiding her identity as a female. The movie was directed by Niki Caro (Whale Rider) and produced by Chris Bender (American Pie, Final Destination, The Butterfly Effect, The Hangover, I Am Number Four, 2015 Vacation, Rings, My Spy).

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Murphy’s Law

If anything can go wrong, it will

Murphy’s Law

Murphy’s Law is the adage that if anything can possibly go wrong it will. I’ve lived this countless times and I know this law is factual. Anytime I do work around my house I prove it over and over. Where it came from nobody really knows. They have guessed possibly in the 1940’s, just after WWII, Capt. Edward A. Murphy Jr., engineer working for the Air Force in Project MX981 started the ball rolling.

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