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Cream of the Cool

"Turn here," the portly man said.

She did. "So you see him?" she said. She cast a glance at him through the rear view mirror and saw that his eyes were still closed. "Got anything?"

He raised up a finger to shush her and frowned, brow furrowing.

"I think. . . I. . . Yes! Left up ahead! Left!"

The limo squealed as she took sharp turn, nearly taking on two wheels.
"This thing doesn't exactly turn easy!" she said. "Give me a little warning!" She pulled down an alley way…

The ham radio shorthand Q code sign QRZ means "Who is calling me?" You'll hear it often if you're listening to a shortwave radio during an amateur radio contest or when an operator is located on some exotic location with thousands of hams trying to get through to earn a QSL card, which is basically a postcard that verifies the two-way contact. When spoken, it's usually, "Q R Zed?"

QRZ is also the name of the magazine published by the Amateur Radio Relay League, or ARRL, which is the…

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Whoops! My apologies, I have neglected to post about my garden lately, which historically means that I have been neglecting my garden. This year, however, I have been able to get down and dirty just often enough to keep the garden from getting choked out with weeds. When I last wrote, we were entering into…

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