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About dcarmack

I am an instrument technician at the electric utility servicing the Kansas City Missouri metropolitan area. I am in the IBEW, Local 412. I was trained to be a nuclear power plant operator in the USN and served on submarines. I am a Democrat, even more so than those serving in Congress or the White House.

Back On the Horse

I haven’t actually fallen off of the horse, but I have not practiced at all what I preach, for the past three months. In mid September I started a schedule at work that included no days off, less hours at … Continue reading

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The First Thing

The first product besides grilled steak that I ever made for myself was beer. In the early 90s home made beer was a craze. I purchased a seven gallon plastic fermenting vessel and all of the other equipment for beer … Continue reading

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Is It Safe

Safety is a word that has many interpretations, it conveys a spectrum of the value of risk involved in an activity. For instance a mountaineer dangling in a sleeping bag from the face of a cliff and a child walking … Continue reading

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Superfood Laboratory

What is it that turns food into superfood? There is a way to take freshly harvested vegetables out of your garden and process them in such a way as to add a dozen different vitamins and at the same time … Continue reading

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Toddler Cavities…

…. cavities in baby teeth have become more common over the past 20 years. Today, a whopping 60 percent of 5-year-olds have had at least one cavity; many have had five or even 10. I am reading today in Slate Magazine that there is a … Continue reading

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Killing in the Name

Sometimes I have a great idea for an essay, today is a day like that. Fair warning, it will not be about food, nutrition or losing weight. It is a weighty issue though, and I hope you bear with me … Continue reading

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Blocked

There has been lots of great food and nutrition news to report on since I last wrote, but I have been blocked. Blocked by just not feeling the muse. It has been tough getting together the creative juices that are … Continue reading

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