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A Day To Remember

Life is a series of moments.
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All he wanted to do was scratch his leg. A simple reach down and a couple of rakes of his nails across his calf and it would bring so much relief. But he couldn’t. For starters, the place that itched was packed away under two pairs of socks and thick field boots and second, if he did move right now, the enemy who had been spotted in this eerily quiet field might hear him and aim their weapons in his area. So he lay quiet, … Continue reading

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Recovering Control Freaks

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I think I used to be a control freak; OK, maybe I still am to a certain degree, but I think I am starting to loosen up a bit; life does that to you if you’re listening. I don’t know where I developed the tendency to need everything in complete harmony with my world. Growing up on a Wisconsin farm didn’t do it, I don’t think. Or maybe it did. You have to do things a certain way or crops don’t grow, cows … Continue reading

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HOK to Acquire 360 Architecture

New York– HOK announced it has agreed to acquire the award-winning design firm 360 Architecture, re-establishing HOK as a global leader in sports and entertainment facility design and giving the firm a significant new presence in Kansas City. 360 Architecture is one of the world’s leading designers of stadiums, ballparks, arenas, recreation and wellness centers, and mixed-use entertainment districts. The more than 180-person firm, which also specializes in the design of corporate and commercial office buildings, government and civic facilities, … Continue reading

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Fallback

Ah, the good old days...

It started when I was just a kid. The first real sign that summer was ending. This was long before they started hanging the “back to school” banners in stores on the 5th of July like they do now. I’d be biking through the center of town and a big truck would rumble by carrying sparkly pieces of Ferris wheels and carousels. It meant the county fair was being set up and the fair meant the last days of summer vacation were upon … Continue reading

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Hayward Featured on ‘Designing Spaces’

ELIZABETH, NJ —Hayward Pool Products is ready for its close-up.  Hayward OmniLogic will be featured on the August 13 episode of the home improvement television show “Designing Spaces” for its special focus on backyard automation designed to make pool-owning easier.  The “Talk Backyard Automation” show will highlight the technological advancements represented by OmniLogic, which is considered the simplest, most intuitive pool controller on the market today. With a simple touch and click app, pool owners can manage water chemistry, water features, … Continue reading

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