What Keeps Me Awake at 4 a.m.

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Why don’t palm trees blow over in hurricanes?

How do hurricanes affect underwater currents compared to surface currents?

How much wind does it take to move a NATIONAL OCEAN AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION buoy?

Which type of windmill is more efficient?  Vertical or horizontal?

At how many feet does water reach 55 degrees f.?

Does junk on the waters surface affect wave heights or force?

Could tidal action turn turbines like water wheels.  And would they affect wave hight and force?

Could artificial grasses and bamboo protect coastlines from storm surge like wetlands?

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ON A DIFFERENT TOPIC

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Why do women still wear makeup?

If they wear makeup to be attractive, who or what are they trying to attract?

If they attract someone they’re not attracted to, should they be offended?

If successful, would the attracted person have been attracted to them or the made up persona?  If so, what’s the purpose?

Bradner Pond

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Prologue

The hazy red sphere lifted above the brown cattails, pin oaks, and dead sycamores on the eastern edge of Bradner Pond in Northern Ohio.  It reflected in the rear window of the rusting hulk of the 1927 model A Ford.  The passenger door, the rear fenders and the cloth roof had abandoned the rusted out, black four door sedan years ago.  The rubber tires had rotted. The front end rested on what remained of the rims.  The rear axle rested somewhat precariously on rocks rolled from a nearby field to keep the rear wheel rims off the ground.

“Tequila” by the Champs ripped the cool stillness of the morning, as the teens worked feverishly wrapping the frayed rope around the right rear rim of the old Model A Ford.   To be truthful the the rope was rope in name only.  The boys had actually pieced together the “rope” from clothes line and binder twine.  They had modified the rim so that it would hold two hundred yards of the rope which now stretched across the dark blue waters of the pond and disappeared into the tall grasses, brush and cattails.  Chris, Mike and Eddie stepped back and admired their work.

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Just a Question

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Can a person remain a member of the Republican Party when the Party and the Republicans in Congress refuse to speak out against the intentions and # actions, legal and not, of Donald J. Trump?