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Tamara Harpster

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Tamara Harpster was born December 5, 1962, which is also Walt Disney’s birthday and the day Mozart died, two facts she has been trying to reconcile ever since she found them out. Her childhood was spent in various cities in the Midwest as her family moved around for her father’s job. After graduating from Oklahoma State University she got her first job and met her husband to be on her first project. After a year they married and are still together some 30 years later. In that time she has been a software engineer, motel owner/manager, web developer, project manager and is currently part owner of another small business. In her spare time she works with her husband John to polish his novels, and do her own writing for blog entries and essays. ...more

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Tamara Harpster I am still learning to work with this and part of my issue right now is fitting in writing after also working during the day. I am gradually finding a…moreI am still learning to work with this and part of my issue right now is fitting in writing after also working during the day. I am gradually finding a balance, but I definitely have dry spells until I finally force myself to write anything just to get started again. Once I get started and find a rhythm it is easier to keep going.(less)
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March 2020 - Spring and St. Patrick's Day

It is the middle of March and we are experiencing a rainy spell this week. Our weather has not been bad this winter, we’ve gotten some rain, mixed in with sunshine. Our hills are very green with all of the new vegetation and I see more wild flower blooming each week, along our trail and the highways. On the clear days, I notice the flowers, and buds and blossoms on trees as plant life soaks up the Read more of this blog post »
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Yes, of course duct tape works in a near-vacuum. Duct tape works anywhere. Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped.
If it moves but shouldn’t: Duct tape. If it doesn’t move but should: WD-40. These two items cover all of your needs. Everything else in science is secondary.
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Socrates
“The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.”
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