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There is a famous line in the film, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend,” and this is true for Dampfbier.

One of the things I love about beer is its history. The history of beer is the history of people and the…


I dropped off the face of the planet for a bit. Work and home life have been hectic. In my spare time, I’ve been working on some other writing projects. My sojourn into the corners of my mind were broken by a new report of a rise in catalytic converter…


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Our supply of freshwater isn’t nearly as infinite as we’d like to believe

Water.

We need it.

I mean, we really, really need it.

Our bodies are 60% water. We need to replenish our bodies with 13.5 cups (3.2L) of water per day. We can only live about three days without water before we will die.

However, in modern society our relationship with…


Unraveling a mystery that could consume all of Oz

Glinda has always claimed to be a Good Witch. But is she? I think the recent escapades of the outlander, Dorothy Gale, deserve closer inspection.

How did Dorothy arrive in Oz? In a house carried by a tornado. I ask you dear reader, who else do we know who can…

JP Cook

JP Cook is a civil engineer currently working on river restoration projects in the Puget Sound area.

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